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height flight limit

120m max height

cant fly over crowds of people

Safe distance

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No night flying

line of sight law

Only line of sight

All Drone Laws in Sweden for 2021 (Complete Guide)

Drone laws in Sweden are governed by the Transport Agency of Sweden which clearly states that drones are legal in the country. 

In 2018, there was a modification in the laws in regard to the use of cameras. In addition, the law has undergone significant simplification removing most of the bureaucratic registration hurdles that mired past laws.

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Can I fly a drone in Sweden?

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Absolutely. But if you want to have smooth operations, you have to familiarize yourself with the guidelines from the officials and the rules I'm going to underline bellow.

Contact information:
Phone contact used for text message communication only:+46 010-495 64 91

What are the Drone Laws in US?

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Besides the fact that there's a few classes of classification by weight alone, you should not worry most of the time, as DJI drones fall under most of these categories.

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    Height limit of 120m
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    Flying FPV
    Fly only within line of sight (doesn't say anything about FPV though)
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    No night flying
    Do not fly at night unless your drone has lighting
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    Don't fly over crowds
    Choose a safe distance where no animals or persons involved
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    Insurance required for over 20kg
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    Take off weight approval over 7kg required
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    Flying permit for special areas
    Seek authorization from conservation authorities when flying over conserved areas
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    Commercial pilots license
    Commercial pilots do not need to seek a license when flying, however, they must before having any material captured published.

So, how are drones classified in Sweden?

At the moment, there isn’t much of a distinction between commercial and recreational drone use. However, the law creates 5 unique classes that require a special permit for either:

 

Class 1 - Drones weighing less than 7 Kg, and fly within the pilot’s direct line of sight

Class 2 - Drones weighing between 7-25 Kg and fly within pilots line of sigh

Class 3 - Drones within the 25-150 Kg weight bracket flying within visual sight

Class 4 - Drones flying past the visual line of sight

Class 5 

  • A Flying 120 meters above the surface in close proximity to obstacles and buildings
  • B Flying beyond visual line of sight but close to the observer
  • C Operations that do not belong to this category.

 

  • Changes in the law exempt all category 1 drones from undergoing mandatory registration

What are my top drones to fly safely in Sweden?

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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.

Dji Mini 2- The best international travel drone (under 250g)

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4k

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31min

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10km

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No follow me

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DJI has surprised us with this incredible camera drone under 250g, which is legal to fly in most countries without registration.
It comes at a very cheap price for it's incredible specs.

I have covered it much more in depth in my article review and even compared it with the Mavic Air 2.

Frequently asked questions

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This section will be filled more when I see what people are interested in and what difficulties they face when flying any drone in Sweden.

Can I fly in FPV mode?

Yes, the new laws allow FPV flight. The drone should not exceed 2Kg.

Can I be penalized for flying a drone in Sweden?

There are cases reported where people are fined for failing to label their drones. The same applies to the use of cameras for surveillance purposes which requires prior approval. 

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