Areas with restrictions for drone flying around the airport. Illustration: Avinor

Planning to fly a drone near Tromsø Airport? Here are the drone rules

Here are the drone rules that apply near Tromsø Airport – We provide tips for safe and secure flying.
Erfan Shaerzadeh, ChatGPT

Tromsø, with its spectacular landscapes and unique lighting conditions, is an attractive area for drone flying. However, the proximity to Tromsø Airport requires you to take extra precautions and follow strict rules. Here you will find the complete drone regulations for Tromsø Airport.


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1. Flying in Controlled Airspace

Within a radius of 5 km from Tromsø Airport, it is prohibited to fly drones without permission from the aviation authorities. This controlled zone covers a significant area, and all drone activities must be coordinated to avoid conflicts with air traffic.

2. Maximum Flight Altitude

You must never fly the drone higher than 120 meters above ground level. This restriction is set to prevent drones from conflicting with low-flying aircraft, which can create dangerous situations.

3. No-Fly Zones

Specific areas around the airport are completely off-limits for drone flying. This includes runways and adjacent areas that are critical for airport operations. It is important to familiarize yourself with these zones before planning to fly.

4. Time Restrictions for Drone Flying

Drone flying within the 5 km zone at Tromsø Airport is allowed during the following periods:

  • Monday – Friday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • From April 15 to October 15, the following times are also available:
  • Monday – Friday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

5. Pre-qualification

Tromsø Airport requires a prequalification. This is what Avinor writes:


For questions about drone flying, contact the airport. Illustration: Avinor”

6. Using the Ninox Drone App

To stay updated on current regulations and get an overview of restrictions, it is recommended to use the Ninox Drone app. This app provides real-time information on flight zones, restrictions, and permissions relevant to the area around Tromsø Airport. With the Ninox Drone app, you can easily plan your flights and ensure you comply with all necessary rules.

7. Flight Plan and Departure Plan

Before starting a flight, you must submit a flight plan for approval. This includes:

  • Desired location for flying
  • Departure time, duration, and altitude
  • Contact information in case rapid contact is necessary

The flight plan must be submitted in good time but cannot be approved until 60 minutes before the flight.

Departure: The operator must request departure in the app when the flight is to start and await approval. During the flight, the operator must monitor the phone for warnings or requests to land. The operator must also end the plan when the flight is completed.

8. Reporting Drone Activity and Coordination Before Start and After Completed Drone Flying

Reporting drone activity is done through the Ninox Drone system. See the Operator Portal ( for profile creation, app download, and general information about the system. Registered operations in Ninox Drone must follow the specified time windows.

Coordination before start and after completed flight: Before the drone operation can take place, the pilot must obtain permission from the Tromsø control tower via Ninox Drone. The traffic situation determines whether permission is granted and the operation can be carried out immediately. The operator must also inform the control tower via Ninox Drone when the operation is completed. In case of uncertainty about permission or completion, the drone pilot must contact the control tower by phone (phone: 670 34 761).

By following these guidelines and using tools like the Ninox Drone app, you contribute to a safer sky over Tromsø and ensure that both drone flying and commercial air traffic can coexist without problems. For more information on specific rules and how to apply for the necessary permits, you can read the complete guide here.

Fly safely and enjoy the fantastic views that Tromsø has to offer, but always with respect for the rules and others in the air!