Drone footage regulations in Oslo

Drone footage regulations in Oslo

Are you planning on doing drone photography in Oslo? Note that this is not allowed in all parts of the city. 

Drone footage regulations are quite strict in Norway and in particular in Oslo, where there is a large no-fly zone covering large parts of the city centre. There are also restrictions around airports, military zones and national parks. 

If you are planning to use a drone in Oslo, it is your responsibility to make sure you understand the regulations. Make sure you examine the website of the Civil Aviation Authorities of Norway if you are unsure of how to interpret the drone flying rules. Note that all professional or commercial users have to apply to the Aviation Authorities of Norway. On this page we provide a summary of the most important rules.

The map below shows the no-fly zone. Note that the Vigeland Park, Ekeberg Sculpture Park, Bygdøy and the fjord islands are all just outside the no-fly zone. The Opera, Tjuvholmen, Akershus Fortress, St. Hanshaugen and Grünerløkka are all inside the no-fly zone. Violations of the regulations can be fined. 

Drone footage regulations: No-fly zone
Drone footage regulations: No-fly zone


The regulations state the permitted weight of the drone, how high you can fly it and how close to people, buildings etc.  

The regulations depend on whether you are a professional/commercial drone user, or if you are using it for play and leisure: 

Read more at luftfartstilsynet.no: 

Rules and guidelines for using your drone for play and leisure 

Regulations of drones used commercially*


* Note that all professional or commercial users (including media outlets and blogs) have to apply to the aviation authorities and have a documented insurance for legal third-party liability. The decision is on the journalist him/herself if they still would like to film using a drone, but there is a need to apply in order for it to be at all possible. The application process is fairly effective and is generally handled on the day.


Disclaimer: Please note
that this page is meant as a user-friendly introduction to
official rules regarding the use of drones in Oslo. VisitOSLO cannot be held responsible for failure to abide by rules and regulations as specified on the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway website. VisitOSLO cannot be held responsible for failure to inform on changes to rules and regulations.