The summer view of Trolltunga (The Trolls tongue) in Odda, Norway

If you're a movie lover, then you know the voyeuristic delight of being an armchair traveller. From the likes of Star Wars that took us to the deserts of Tunisia, which doubled as Tatooine, to The Lord of the Rings, where New Zealand is forever ingrained in our minds as Middle Earth, film, whether on the big screen or on television, can take our imaginations to amazing places on this big blue planet. It inspires our wanderlust and, hopefully our desire to get out there and explore and travel!

According to our fellow travellers at adventure tour operator Exodus Travels, "this year's blockbusters and TV series aren't just a good excuse to devour that entire bag of popcorn, swoon over A-list celebrities and escape the reality of everyday life."

To wit, the company is offering small group and self-guided trips, and is encouraging travellers "to get off their couches to be cast in the leading roles of their own active vacations, exploring filming locations and setting inspirations from this year's biggest blockbuster hits." We like that idea, very much.

Here, we ask the experts at Exodus Travels to give us their pick of 12 on-screen adventures – and the amazing destinations in which they were filmed

Click through for 12 big screen hot spots ...

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