120m max height
5km from aerodromes
Only line of sight (if over 250g)
All Drone Laws in Norway for 2020 (Complete Guide)
This is a guide for the drone laws in Norway for 2020 (updated every year) where you'll get a clue about what you can or shouldn't do while flying a quadcopter anywhere in this country.
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Can I fly a drone in Norway?
Yes, the use of drones is legal in Norway. Drones have been widely adopted in Norway and are used by both hobbyists or commercial users across different industries. In 2018, the Norwegian government was considering developing new regulations that were in line with their latest technological developments.
Drone laws and regulations are governed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway (CAA). You can get in touch with the group via:
What are the Drone Laws in Norway?
Drones are regarded as either Commercial or recreational. Each distinction has a set of rules and regulations governing their use.
Recreational drone rules
To fly any drone or unmanned aerial aircraft for that matter in Norway requires a license or permit. Here are the rules:
Commercial drone rules
- Most of the rules in regards to flight of commercial drones apply are similar to recreation/hobbyists
- Maintain 120 meter height
- Keep 5 Km away from airports and give way to manned aircraft by landing immediately
- Keep off emergency/disaster areas
.Classification of commercial drones
- Drones weighing less than 2.5 Kg (RO1)
- Drones between 2.5 Kg and 25 Kg (RO2)
- Drones above 25 Kg (RO3)
Where can I get a drone flight permit in Norway?
You can apply for RO1 and RO2 using the following methods.
- Describing the drone and its details
- Have the approval of N-CAA
- Proceed when all check out.
Is there an application fee required?
Absolutely, for category RO2 650€ alongside a +430€ (annual fee). RO3 1200€ fee to be paid annually. Application for special permits on restricted zones is 250€.
Where can I or can’t I fly a drone in Norway
You can check out the areas that are demarcated for flying using the Norwegian recognized app.
Application for flying over Central Oslo can be done here.
Can I be penalized for flying a drone in Norway?
The Norwegian Aviation Act § 14-29, indicates a potential fine or three-month imprisonment for anyone who breaches the laws concerned.
What are my top drones to fly safely in Norway?
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)
No follow me
2.Dji Mavic Air 2 - My favorite drone overall
Follow + obstacle avoidance
DJI lowered it's price since it was first released.