Drone regulations in Norway
Last update on 25.04.2021 | 29 Kommentare
In this article, we collected all the relevant rules for the use of drones in Norway.
As a member of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Norway adopted the EU drone regulation on December 31, 2020.
As a result, the rules for remote pilots in Europe have been largely harmonized. You only have to register as an operator in one country (in most cases in the country in which you live) and your EU drone license is also recognized across national borders.
If you want to register in Norway, you can do so via this link .
Overview of the European rules that apply in Norway
In Norway, the regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) apply. The following is a summary of the key facts. For a complete overview, read our article on the new EU drone regulation.
National peculiarities in Norway
Each country can define certain aspects of its drone regulations. For Norway, the following requirements apply in addition to the European regulations.
Further rules for drone pilots in Norway
All aircraft under 500 kilograms must be insured in Norway unless they are on the market as toys. There is a minimum coverage of 750,000 special drawing rights, which corresponds to around 900,000 euros (as of mid-February 2021).
An exemption applies to drone operators who already have an old Norwegian license: until December 31, 2021, they can still fly under the old rules with their RO licenses, but have to register.
Safety distances and flight bans
Your copter must keep a distance of 5 kilometers to Norwegian airports.
You are not allowed to fly with a drone within 1 mile of Oslo Castle. To find other No-Fly-Zones, you can use the map on safetofly.no. In particular, you should have “forbudsområder” and “vernesoner” displayed on the map.
Good to know: The same laws as in Norway apply in Svalbard.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Norway to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Norway!