Below, we've gathered information on how to responsibly and legally use drones and photograph in and around Tromsø.
Droneguide by Luftfartstilsynet
Luftfartstilsynet has made a guide for the use of drones for play and leisure. Using drones for activities that exeed these guidelines, will get you fined. Shortened guides have been made in several languages and are available on Luftfartstilsynets webpages:
2. Never fly closer than 5 km from airports unless you have explicit clearance to do so.
3. Never fly higher than 120 meters off the ground
4. Never fly over festivals, military facilities or sporting events. Keep a distance of 150 meters.
5. Be considerate of others privacy. Take note of the rules concerning photos and films of other people.
A lot of people visit Tromsø every year and many are very keen on photography. It is usually fine taking photos everywhere, including at most of the attractions. However, some have signs indicating that photography is not permitted. This is generally in the art galleries and on some exhibits at museums.
Photographing groups of people is usually ok, but if you are photographing an unknown individual then it is best and most polite to ask permission first. Photographing children or around schools and kindergartens is generally not accepted unless you have prior permission.
For photography/filming for commercial purposes, we recommend that you get permission in advance. This most relates to filming/photography inside buildings or museums.