Drone Laws in Norway

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Norway.

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According to Norway’s national aviation authority, the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway (CAAN), flying a drone is legal in Norway, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.

If you’d like to contact the CAAN directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: postmottak@caa.no / +47 75 585 000

flying a drone in Norway

Why fly a drone in Norway? To get great aerial shots like these!

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Norway

Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Norway.

  • Drone pilots must maintain a visual line of sight with their drone throughout operations.
  • Drones may not fly near accident sites.
  • Drones may not fly within 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of an airport or airfield without permission.
  • Drones may not fly higher than 120 meters (394 feet) above the ground.
  • Drones may not fly over festivals, military facilities, or sporting events.
  • Drones may not fly within 150 meters (492 feet) from people, buildings, and traffic—this means traffic on roads, at sea, and in the air.
  • Drone pilots must be considerate of others’ privacy, and take note of the rules concerning photos and films of other people.

For more information on Norway’s drone laws, see this overview page on the CAAN website, as well as this page listing specific regulations.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Norway? Send us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Norway can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Norway? Here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbh6zrRgTiM