Among those showing up was Ole Ringdal.
He tells that they were a large group of people, several hundred metres away from the film crew and the landing site. A helicopter shuttle was flying up and down from the mountain throughout the day. As something was about to happen, the atmosphere gradually grew tense.
Perhaps the wildest stunt in the movie history! Performed by one of the world's most famous actors, here in Hellesylt!
All of a sudden, he jumped off the cliff, the motorcycle crashed into the rock wall and Ole thought:
– Wow, he did it!
Then the parachute released. An enormous relief replaced the nervousness that had recently afflicted the people of the valley.
– We cheered like crazy! I even popped a champagne bottle!
Tom Cruise and his team stayed in Valldal for about two or three weeks. He was observed several places, including when he had a swim in the fjord by his cabin.
Ole, who is a butcher, met Cruise on a few occasions when delivering meat ordered by the film crew.
– I was at the cabin and took a selfie with Tom Cruise, and told him ”I am the butcher”. He then replied: ”I know you’re the butcher, you have the best food in the world!”
If you're going to Hellesylt, you do not need to bring a motorbike and a parachute. However, you should keep your eyes open and look up, and you might spot a base jumper who wants to try his hand at some Tom Cruise action!