What movie had people take a zeppelin trip north?
April 5, 2010 11:16 PM   Subscribe

Can someone please identify the title of a movie that involved flying into the Arctic in a zeppelin, a colony of vikings, and a volcano?

There is a movie from my childhood whose title I have forgotten, but the plot was very interesting (in my mind, at least) and I'd like to see it again, or at the very least reminisce about.

The movie was in color, and if I had to guess at a production date, I would say the mid to late 1970's.

The plot involved, to the best of my knowledge, a group of people who were trying to rescue someone (a son?) stuck near the north pole. Their chosen method of transportation is a zeppelin. They fly up to discover a colony of vikings who have been preserved in time by a warm pocket of land produced from a volcano. The son is there, and all kinds of shenanigans take place before they leave the colony. They can't fly back because the zeppelin becomes damaged somehow.

One scene that sticks out in my mind is that one of the engines to the zeppelin has to be restarted - mid flight - so the pilot ties a rope to himself, jumps off the zeppelin, and grabs the propeller on the way down to restart it.

I'm sorry if that's a little vague, but it's all I can remember. Thank you.
posted by hellojed to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The first Google hit for movie arctic zeppelin vikings is The Island at the Top of the World.

Interestingly, it was written by John Whedon -- Joss' grandfather.
posted by The Tensor at 11:25 PM on April 5, 2010 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: Ah, that's the one. Thanks!
posted by hellojed at 11:38 PM on April 5, 2010

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