Tourboks may not be able to take you to a galaxy far, far away, but we will take you to some of the filming locations throughout the Star Wars franchise (including the recently premiered Episode VII: The Force Awakens!) that will make you wow.

 

Iceland

The exact filming locations used in Star Wars Episode 7 have yet to be revealed, but IMDB has said Iceland's Mývatn region and Krafla Volcano feature. In fact, almost any corner of this jaw-dropping island could pose as a galaxy far, far away.

In which film(s): Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

 

Rub' al Khali, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is home to one of the world's biggest desert seas, the perfect supplier for the sands of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In which film(s): Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

 

Skellig Rocks, Ireland

The Skelligs are "one of the country's most mystical places," as The New York Times said during a recent visit, but their remote location and difficulty to access (just 13 local boatmen have licenses to make the weather-dependent trip) has meant relatively few visitors actually make landfall.

In which film(s): Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (photo: ©2013 SeaQuest, Valentia, Co. Kerry, Ireland)

 

Caserta Palace, Italy

Caserta Palace, a former residence of the Bourbon kings of Naples, was built to rival Versailles. The 18th-century pile featured as Queen Amidala's abode in Naboo - adding to the Italian Renaissance-style aesthetic of the planet. The interior was used in filming the scenes in the Theed Royal Palace.

In which film(s): Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom MenaceStar Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

 

Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy

The gorgeous 18th-century villa was used as the setting for Anakin Skywalker’s wedding to Padmé Amidala in 2002’s Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The grand building overlooks Lake Como and features gorgeous terraced gardens. The venue, if you want to take the fandom even further, can be rented out for weddings and other special occasions.

In which film(s): Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

 

Plaza de España, Spain

The Plaza de España in Seville, Spain was filmed on September 13, 2000 for a sequence where Anakin and Padmé arrive on Naboo. A long discussion was featured in the deleted scenes section of the DVD.

In which film(s): Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

 

Matmata, Tunisia

Hôtel Sidi Driss in Matmata, Tunisia is probably one of the most famous filming locations of Star Wars, nicknamed the Star Wars hotel. It's a traditional Berber house, served as the interior for Lars homestead on Tatooin, Luke Skywalker’s childhood dwelling in the films.

In which film(s): Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the ClonesStar Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

 

Ksar Hadada, Tunisia

Ksar Hadada is a “ksar (castle)” in southeastern Tunisia. Along with two other ksar's around Tataouine, Ksar Hadada was filmed for Mos Espa's Slave Quarters.

In which film(s): Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace

 

Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal is one of the largest of the ancient ruined cities of the Maya civilization. It is located in the El Petén department of Guatemala.

In which film(s): Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope