Drone Laws in Sweden

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Sweden.

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According to Sweden’s national aviation authority, the Transport Agency of Sweden (TAS), flying a drone is legal in Sweden, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.

If you’d like to contact the TAS directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: TAS Contact Form / +46  010-495 64 91 (for text messages only)

flying a drone in Sweden

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

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Sweden

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

These rules apply to these use of drones weighing less than 7 kilograms (15 pounds):

  • Drones weighing less than 7 kilograms (15 pounds) shall be marked with the operator’s name and telephone number.
  • No liability insurance is required for drones weighing less than 20 kg (44 pounds) and being used for recreational activities.
  • If flying in the dark, the unmanned aircraft shall be equipped with lighting in such a way that the position and direction of the unmanned aircraft can be clearly understood.
  • Prior to flying, the drone pilot will receive updated information about any restrictions or special conditions from AIP, AIP Supplement, NOTAM, County Administrative Board, Police and the municipality.
  • Flights shall be made such that the drone is well within sight of the pilot.
  • A flight in uncontrolled airspace may occur at a height less than 120 m (400 feet) above the ground or water.
  • Drones may not be flown over nuclear power plants, prisons, nature reserves, and military areas.

Special permission from the Transport Agency is required for these situations:

  • All drones weighing over 7 kilograms (15 pounds).
  • Any flight beyond visual line of sight.
  • Any flight over 120 meters (394 feet) in uncontrolled air.
  • Any flight over people, or over animals or property that does not belong to pilot.

For more information on Sweden’s drone laws, see this page on the Transport Agency’s website.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Sweden? 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 Sweden 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 Sweden? Here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSm7m_6O2VE