Norway Drone Laws (2019)

Norway Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Norway

  1. General Norway Drone Laws
  2. Drone Permits In Norway
  3. Brining Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  4. Buying Drones In Norway
  5. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  6. Contact Information For Questions

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General Norway Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Norway, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Norway,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Do not fly your drone higher than 120 meters
  • Do not fly your drone within 150 meters of buildings, festivals, people, and vehicles not associated with the operation of the drone
  • Do not fly your drone past visual line of sight
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone within 5km of airports or in areas where aircraft are operating
  • You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions
  • Do not fly your drone in sensitive areas including government or military facilities. Use of drones or camera drones in these areas are prohibited
  • Restricted Areas
Do you wish to use your camera drone in Oslo?

You must take into account in Oslo there are a lot of non-flying areas among those; The Opera, Tjuvholmen, Akershus Fortress, St. Hanshaugen and Grünerløkka.

As it shows in the map below, with which you can plan your flights in advance

Drone footage regulations: No-fly zone

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use. Please adhere to the above General Norway Drone Laws however when flying your drone. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Norway. Click here to purchase a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)

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Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes Guide

For a detailed guide to bringing your drone on airplanes click here. All drones should be brought on carry on luggage if possible. This is because according to the Montreal Convention, airlines are only liable for losses up to ~$1,000 USD. When traveling internationally, theft and lost luggage can be common issues, particularly if your flight has many connections. If your drone is worth more than $1,000 USD and you cannot bring it onto the plane you should consider shipping it with DHL, Fedex, or UPS instead and fully insure the shipment.

You should NOT place drone batteries in your checked baggage. All drone batteries should be placed in a Medium Size Lipo Battery Bag like the one shown here in the link and brought onto the plane in your carry on bag. Lithium-ion batteries are considered ""dangerous goods"" by airlines and rules surrounding these batteries on planes are EXTREMELY strict due to multiple incidents of these batteries catching fire. Failure to properly pack lithium-ion batteries in a bag such as the one shown in the link above can result in the airline seizing them, you getting fined, or being denied boarding.

Here is some video footage shot by Jonathan Mcfeat when flying a drone in Niue.

Buying Drones In Norway

Read all of our Norway Drone Laws, and now looking for drones, parts, accessories, or something else? Read our guide for Buying Drones In Norway. It includes information on drones for sale in Norway, import taxes, payment options, and shipping.

Drone Travel Guide

Norway drone laws are up to date as of July 1, 2018. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.