7 stunning 'Star Wars' filming locations you can visit in real life

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Last Jedi 2 Disney Disney Luke Skywalker's island hideout in "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi" was filmed on Skelling Island, Ireland.

Not all movies are filmed exclusively on a Hollywood backlot.

"Star Wars" has filmed nine movies - with more on the way - and has shot scenes all over the world for the most authentic galactic experience.

The newest installment - " The Last Jedi " - features brand new shooting locations as well as returns of beloved planets from the "Star Wars" world.

Fans can travel to these locations and journey to spots made famous by Luke, Darth Vader, and Rey.

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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia: The newly discovered planet of Crait

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia: The newly discovered planet of Crait

The newest movie in the epic saga introduces a new planet: the discovered Crait. At this filming location in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, is the largest saltpan on Earth — one that was formed over 10,000 years ago. Near the Andes Mountains, the salt flat is popular with people watching the sunset.

Puzzlewood, England: The mysterious forest of 'The Force Awakens'

Puzzlewood, England: The mysterious forest of 'The Force Awakens'

This spot in the Forest of Dean was used as the location for an intense battle between Rey and Kylo Ren. Before "Star Wars," Puzzlewood served as inspiration to J.R.R Tolkein and J.K. Rowling in creating forests in "The Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter."

La Grande Dune: The sandy hills of Tatooine

La Grande Dune: The sandy hills of Tatooine

Tunisia is full of "Star Wars" filming locations, but perhaps none are as iconic as the sand dunes that C-3PO and R2-D2 wonder along in "A New Hope."

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland: The ice planet of Hoth

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland: The ice planet of Hoth

The ice planet of Hoth became famous in its appearance in 1980's "The Empire Strikes Back." Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland, is available to travelers who want to take the same journey as Luke in Episode V. Guests can hike up the glacier walls of Skaftafell, which are also seen in "The Last Jedi."

Redwood Parks, California: The Forest Moon of Endor

Redwood Parks, California: The Forest Moon of Endor

Redwood State and National Parks are in the same state as Hollywood, but the northern California forest has trees you wouldn't see near Los Angeles. You can go visit the moon of Endor, but don't expect to run into Ewoks here.

Wadi Rum, Jordan: Tatooine rock formations

Wadi Rum, Jordan: Tatooine rock formations

If you prefer the heat to the cold, you can go to Jordan, where the Tatooine scenes of "Star Wars" were shot. Wadi Rum has the Mars-like environment with rock formations that make the perfect background as the home planet of Luke and Anakin Skywalker.

Skelling Island, Ireland: Luke Skywalker's remote hideout

Skelling Island, Ireland: Luke Skywalker's remote hideout

TripAdvisor is offering a two-day tour to Ring of Kerry and Valentia Island with access to Skelling Island — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and "Star Wars" filming location. Skelling Island is featured in the dramatic final scene of "The Force Awakens" and appears as Luke Skywalker's home in the newly released "The Last Jedi."

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