Drone rules Finland

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Finland

Drone Regulations and drone rules Finland Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.

Is drone insurance mandatory?

For Commercial flights- Yes

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?

Yes – for Commercial flights


Maximum Altitude:

120 metters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Arports.

Drone rules Finland


When you decide travel and fly your drone in Finland you need to be inform about the drone regulations about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities


 kirjaamo(at)trafi.fi / +358 29 534 5000

Drone rules Finland:

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Finland

Our advise is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight.

These are the main specific drone rules for flying in the sky of Finland.
  – The MAX height of the flight – 150 meters.
  – Max weight of the drone – 25 kilograms
  – Distance to any airports – at least 1 km.
  – Keep visual contact with the drone during hall flight. For flying FPV you need to have a Permit so you can go beyond the visual line of sight.
  – If you are flying in controlled airspace zones of any airport, you have to keep a max height of the flight of 50 meters.
  – Flying over people or crowds is Forbidden.
  – If you are Commercial drone pilot and want to fly above crowds/people – you can do it but you need to have a Special Permit. This Permit must be taken from TRAFI.
  – Drones have to stay away from crowds or people at least 50 meters.
  – Drone Insurance for liability is needed for Commercial drone pilots.
18 years old – is the minimum age for drone pilots.
  – For Recreational drone flights- there is no restriction of the age.
  – A sticker with the owner’s contact details ( name, phone number ) is required for the Commercial flights.
  – The max allowed vicinity to any obstacle is 15 meters if the its owner has given his permission.

This page on the TRAFI can help you to find any additional information about drone rules Finland. 

 This map is showing where it is safe or unsafe to fly a drone in Finland.

Some tourist travel tips for Finland

Finland is located in the northern part of Europe, being one of the least populated European countries. A large part of the Finnish population lives in the southern parts of the country, where larger cities are also located, incl. and the capital Helsinki. The state’s past is quite turbulent, due not only to many important historical events, but also to many natural processes. The ice ages that have spanned the continent over the last two million years are of great importance in shaping the present-day form of Finnish territory. Much of the land has very often been covered by ice masses, which has also led to the formation of one of today’s great Finnish landmarks – the seas. The largest moraine chain in Finland is Salpausekla. Historically, the lands of present-day Finland were originally inhabited by paw tribes, but subsequently extinct north by Finnish tribes. In the 13th century Sweden conquered Finland and the country thus fell under foreign dependence. After several centuries of Swedish and Russian rule in 1917. Finland has managed to win its independence.

As a tourist attraction, Finland is different from other European countries. Here, peace is at the forefront and you will not find the crowds of tourists who attack countries such as France, Italy and Spain every year. Locals tell Finland that you will not come across “pyramids, football hooligans, smog, as well as traffic jams” here. On the other hand, if you love the cold, want to see Santa Claus and enjoy the beautiful and clean nature, then Finland is your place.

If you decide to visit Finland, start from the capital Helsinki. The city is known for its compactness and can be easily seen on foot. However, for the convenience of tourists here the local municipality has provided good transportation to the main historical landmarks of the city. However, unlike other European cities, where tourist buses operate, in Helsinki, there are tourist trams. Three lines have been launched that take tourists to all the sights of the city. And they are not small – there are several beautiful cathedrals, squares, buildings of the National Opera and National Museum in Helsinki.

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