For those planning a vacation in the country, exploring new areas with a drone may seem appealing.
With beautiful natural landscapes and unique wildlife, drone photography is a fascinating activity.
But there are a number of things you should think about, says the National Safety Commission (NSM). There are many rules to comply with.
Many people don’t know the rules
– Our request is that you familiarize yourself with the regulations before embarking on a trip. Because it can actually lead to criminal liability, says Rohr Dhon, course director of NSM.
He says there are many people who do not know the rules.
Favorable to strict regulations
The main rule is that drones are prohibited in most national parks and large protected landscape areas.
This is to avoid wildlife, outdoor life and disturbance, according to Norway’s Environment Agency.
He points out that photographing animals in nature requires careful assessment and respect for the animal’s needs.
– Tolerance of birds and animals varies with species, location, individual and time of year. Many species or individuals do not care about the drone, while others allow themselves to be threatened or provoked from a long distance, says Kolas NRK.
– Can be a bit annoying at times
Golas thinks drones should be banned in particularly vulnerable areas, such as conservation areas, bird sanctuaries, nature reserves and national parks.
– I am in favor of stricter regulations for drone flying, and the Norwegian regulations are fair, says Kolas.
He believes missing out on a dream photo due to the flight ban is worth it.
– It might be a little sour here and there, but it’s a small price to pay for birds and animals to have some sanctuaries in this growing country. The well-being of the birds always comes first, says Golas.
Illegal in most national parks
Earlier, among others, Lofoten National Park reported three illegal cases related to drone photography.
Common hiking areas like Hardangervidda, Dovrefjell-Sundalsfjella and Jotunheimen are national parks with protected areas for drone flights.
– Additionally, it is important to always take other people’s privacy into account when you fly, the Norwegian Data Protection Authority points out. their websites.
may be punished
There is a total ban on flying drones in the center of Oslo. This applies to the Palace, the Storting and others around the Government Quarter.
Flying a drone illegally can result in a fine of up to NOK 12,000 and confiscation of the drone, according to the police.
You should register, says Anders Martinsson, president of UAS, the Norwegian drone association Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority If you are going to fly a drone. Additionally, you must specify where you are going to fly on Avinor’s website.
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