norway-drone-laws
height flight limit

120m max height

can't fly over crowds of people

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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. 

Contact information

Drone laws and regulations are governed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway (CAA). You can get in touch with the group via:

Email: postmottak@caa.no 

Phone:(+47) 75585000

What are the Drone Laws in Norway?

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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:

  • height icon
    Height limit of 120m
  • plane icon
    5km from aerodromes
  • line of sight icon
    Line of sight
    If your drone weighs more than 250g
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    Insurance mandatory
    Have insurance covering all drone flight risks
  • crowd icon
    Keep of large events and military zones
  • ambulance icon
    Do not fly close to natural disaster areas

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.

  1. Describing the drone and its details
  2. Have the approval of N-CAA
  3. 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)

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2.7k

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30min

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4km

No follow me

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

2.Dji Mavic Air 2 - My favorite drone overall

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4k 60fps

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34min battery

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9km

Follow + obstacle avoidance

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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.