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The real-life filming locations from 'The Force Awakens'

From Ireland to Iceland, here are all the "Force Awakens" locations CNET editors Katie Collins and Andrew Hoyle have visited.

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Through a mixture of chance and planning, CNET's Katie Collins and Andrew Hoyle have visited most of the Force Awakens filming locations. Here's how you can visit a galaxy far, far away without leaving Earth.

Of all the locations in "The Force Awakens", Skellig Michael is perhaps the most iconic and impressive.

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Skellig Michael is an island off the west coast of Ireland.

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The craggy isle played host to Ahch-To, the location of the first Jedi temple.

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Skellig Michael is set to reappear in the next Star Wars film: "The Last Jedi".

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Abu Dhabi's desert was also used for filming.

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The heat of the desert is polar opposite to windy, rainy Ireland.

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It sure is arid and dusty.

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Derwentwater is in the Lake District in the north of England.

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You might not recognise it without the Millennium Falcon coming in to land.

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Iceland is a favorite among filmmakers for good reason.

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Its volcanic landscape is evocative of other planets.

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These are the Krafla lava fields, where eggy-smelling smoke billows from the ground.

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You have to be careful where you tread so as not to melt your shoes.

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Puzzlewood in the UK is where Rey and Kylo-Ren first cross paths.

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This ancient forest feels like it's from a fairytale.

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Puzzlewood is situated in the Forest of Dean in the south-west of England, near the border with Wales.

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