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150m max height

can't fly over crowds of people

Don't fly over crowds

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Don't fly near airports

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All Drone Laws in Finland in 2020 (Ultimate Guide)

This is a guide for Finnish drone laws in 2020 (updated every year) where you'll get a clue about what you can or shouldn't do while flying and travelling through this country.

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Are drones legal in Finland?

Yes. Drones are legal in Finland. Finland stands out as a good place for drone pilots as its laws are liberal. You can easily socialize with the drone community in Rovaniemi, Inari, and Helsinki. 

The town of Kemi is off-limits to drone users. For questions on the regulatory requirements of Finnish drones, check out info@dronerules.eu

The body overlooking Finnish drone laws is Traficom 

For any inquiries, Contact

 

Email kirjaamo@trafi.fi 

Tel: +358-295345000

What are the drone laws in Finland?

The rules and regulation is quite clear and concise compared to many countries, and if you make sure to respect the following rules, you're good to go.

Any other rule I might have left out can be downloaded.

  • line of sight icon
    Line of sight
    You must maintain visual line of sight when flying the drone.
  • plane icon
    No flying near airports
    You cannot fly closer than 1km to the airport without getting approval from a control tower.
  • crowd icon
    Don't fly over crowds
    Do not fly over any person or moving vehicle
  • height icon
    Height limit of 150m
    Do not fly your drone above 150 meters. Fly within the airport control zone but maintain a 3 Km distance away from the runways. The maximum distance of flight is 50 meters. Do not fly your drone above a crowd of people. Always maintain a 50-meter gap.
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    Contact info
    Drones should be marked with numbers and contact information
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    Insurance
    Take insurance on third party damage
  • moon day icon night flying
    No night flying
    Do not fly at night unless your drone has lighting

How are drones classified in Finland?

Flying over any gathering of people is a preserve of the security agencies. This covers sports areas, concerts, and events. However, there are special situations where it can be allowed.

What are the rules around recreational drones?

What are the rules around model aircraft drones?

What are the rules around model aircraft drones?

Can I get the drone app information on an app?

There is an app developed by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency, which gives you all the information necessary when flying your drone.

To qualify for the professional drone category, one must:

What are the restricted areas for flying drones in Finland?

Areas that are off access for drone pilots are oil refineries, nuclear plants, military installations, and government areas.

To fly your drone close to an aerodrome, you will require permission from a watchtower operator. You can get this authorization here.

DJI drone owners will find that their drones are unable to take off when around restricted drone areas.

Is Finland expecting tough new laws on drones?

New stricter aviation laws are expected to go into effect this March. The new laws will give police the ability to stop drones from flying around emergency sites, nuclear sites and other strategic installations like airports. 

How can I register a drone in Finland?

Drone registration is once a year and must be done before you fly within the country. As part of the process, you are to enter the personal details of you and the drone on an application form available online.  

Can I be penalized?

The amount fined or the extent of your punishment will be arrived at based on the severity of your infringement.

What are my top drones to fly safely in Finland?

My following two recommendations are 2 great compact drones that are quite silent and also small enough to travel with and not stand out as annoying.

1.Dji Mavic Mini - The best international travel drone (under 250g)

DJI has surprised us with this incredible camera drone under 250g, which is half of the weight required for registering in the first place.

 

I have covered it much more in depth in my article review and even compared it with the DJI Spark and Mavic Air.

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2.Dji Mavic Air 2 - My favorite drone overall

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If you want more control over things like shutter speed, iso and such, the best professional drone that still falls under the 500g category is the DJI Mavic Air.
 
It's made mostly for people who want to play around with settings and enter into the pro category.
 

 

DJI lowered it's price since it was first released.

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Restricted Areas and Geofencing (drone FLying map)

The best way to figure out what areas you can fly in, while you're here is by consulting DJI offilicial map.
They do a great job mapping the places that one should avoid while flying in every country:

romania flying map dji