The Grand Tour 2022: When is the Arctic Circle special released? Where have they filmed in Norway? All you need to know

When will Clarkson, Hammond and May be back on the road? And what is the likely release date for the next Grand Tour special? Get all the latest news on their next Prime Video adventure.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 10 June 2022 - 5.12pm
Prime Video Richard Hammond in a crash helmet filming The Grand Tour

After a couple of years hit by lockdowns and travel restrictions, The Grand Tour is heading back on the road once more for a chilly adventure.

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have posted the first few clues on social media about their next special, confirming rumours that the film will be based in the Arctic Circle.

The trio have previously ventured into the snow for a Grand Tour studio episode in Kakslauttanen in Finland and for a famous Top Gear Polar special in 2007, when they raced to the Magnetic North Pole in Canada.

In this new 2022 special, the boys will be spending their time travelling across the beautiful coutry of Norway.

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Where is The Grand Tour filming the next special?

Clarkson, Hammond and May have finished shooting the next Grand Tour special in Norway.

Talking to BT.com about the next special in 2021, executive producer Andy Wilman said: "We were going to do a big Russian, snowy winter one before Boris Johnson said 'Everybody go home'.

"That was March 2020, and that film will never come back so we’re talking about going up to Scandinavia, up to the Artic Circle - fingers crossed. We want to do that in the snow so it’s got to be this coming winter."

Richard Hammond confirmed in an interview with the Radio Times that they had finished shooting in Norway and were already planning another new special.

Jeremy Clarkson has also posted a couple of photos from their Scandanavian adventure on his Instagram page.

What is the Grand Tour Arctic Circle/Norway special release date?

Prime Video haven't confirmed a release date, but as they finished filming the special in early 2022, we'd expect them to turn around the editing before the end of the year.

A Christmas release date would make sense for a winter special filmed in Norway.

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What cars are they driving in the Grand Tour special?

Fans have spotted the trio driving AWD saloon cars in Norway.

Jeremy was in a grey B7 Audi RS4, Richard had a Subaru Impreza WRX STI and James was in a Mitsubishi Evo VIII FQ 260.

Will there be a season 5 of the Grand Tour?

Hammond, Clarkson and May looking through binoculars on their Carnage A Trois road trip in 2021 Prime Video

After season 3, The Grand Tour closed down its touring tent and the team stopped filming their regular studio series.

Clarkson, Hammond and May decided to change to doing regular road trip specials instead.

The change in format was down to the popularity of their globetrotting specials and it also allowed them to spend more time on their own solo TV projects such as Jeremy's agricultural adventure Clarkson's Farm.

All the specials released so far have been classified under season 4 on Prime Video.

It is not known yet whether this new Arctic Circle special in Norway will join the rest in season 4 or will start a new run as season 5.

What happened to the Grand Tour Russia special?

Andy Wilman and The Grand Tour presenters had started planning a special to be filmed in Russia before Covid prevented them from starting filming.

Wilman confirmed in 2021 that they had abandoned the project.

Where else can you watch Clarkson, Hammond and May?

Jeremy Clarkson filming Clarkson's Farm season 2 Prime Video

Jeremy Clarkson will return to Prime Video for Clarkson's Farm season 2 later this year.

The smash hit series earned Clarkson praise from farmers and critics and he’s even launched a successful farm shop, Diddly Squat, off the back of the show.

And James May will be back on the road with James May: Our Man In Italy. Prime Video's synopsis reads:

"Due to Covid travel restrictions and various complicated and boring visa reason, James May announced that Our Man in the USA is now a thing of the past(a). A second season of James May's travelogue has now been filmed in Italy and will launch on Prime Video this year.

"James May will travel the length and breadth of Italy, from the sun-kissed shores of Sicily to the snow-capped mountains of the Alps. It’s one of his favourite countries in the world – a place bursting with style, beautiful cars, Nutella, and over two millennia of culture."

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