Walter works as a negative assets manager for Life Magazine at the Time-Life Building, located at 1271 Avenue of the Americas in Rockefeller Center in New York City. The 48-story office building was opened in 1959.
The Greenland airport where Walter Mitty lands is Höfn, a village in southeast Iceland.
The film set in Nuuk, Greenland where Walter fights with a drunk karaoke singing helicopter pilot is in fact shot in Stykkishólmur, a village on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland. Stykkishólmur is a small and beautiful fishing town where you can find a lot of old buildings.
The memorable longboarding scene was shot on a road named ‘Seyðisfjarðarvegur’ located in Seydisfjordur in the East Iceland. At the bottom of the road, he heard the alarms were ringing and later was shocked to see the the Eyjafjallajökull volcano just erupted.