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Aerial Tour of Lapland

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The Art of Drones - Lapland Finland 4k

The Art Of Drones

The Art of Drones created this stunning drone video of Lapland (sometimes called Lappi), Finland's northernmost province.  Located above the Arctic Circle, Lapland has become synonymous with the Christmas holiday in many countries.  Filmed in winter, the video provides a glorious aerial view of this magical, quintissential Scandinavian world, including stunning views of endless snow-covered forests and ski resorts which dot the region.  Lapland covers roughly the northern third of the country. 

Lapland in Winter

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Lapland in February 2018


Lapland is a region of northern Finland.  Much of it lies above the Arctic Circle.  It's a land of dense forests, thousands of lakes, and endless winters.  Lapland may present the ultimate winter landscape, and for this reason it is closely associated with Christmas.  Top contributor Timoksaken, who has some of the best drone videos of Finland to be found anywhere, created this stunning aerial picture of Lapland's Kolari and Muonio in the heart of winter. .  

Autumn in Lapland

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Remains of the Fall (in Lapland, Finland 2019)


Enontekiö is a municipality in the Lapland region of northern Finland.  Enontekiö occupies a sort of "land peninsula" which is sandwiched between Sweden to the south and west and Norway to the north.  The region is one of the most sparsely populated in Europe: covering almost 8k square km (around 3k square mi.), it's home to fewer than 2,000 inhabitants.   Contributor timoksanen was nominated for the Drone Video of the Week for this beautiful Fall piece from this magical spot well above the Arctic Circle.  

Helsinki by Drone

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Flyby Helsinki


Helsinki is the capital of and the most important city in the Scandinavian country of Finland.  The city, which hosted the 1952 Summer Olympics, sits on the Gulf of Finland, which connects to the Baltic Sea.  Like a number of other northern European cities, Helsinki has long been considered one of the world's most liveable cities, with many awards to that effect.  Contributor DavidfromHelsinki used his DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an amazing aerial video of this important Baltic Sea seaport city.  

Lapland: Levi

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KopterCam: Winter in Levi, Finland


Finnish drone pilot Koptercam created this amazing aerial video of the Levi skiing and recreational area of Lapland in Northern Finland.  Located north of the Arctic Circle, it's Finland's largest ski resort.  Using a DJI Inspire drone with a DJI X5 camera, much of the film is tracking a group of snowmobilers trekking through the Scandinavian winter wonderland.  If nothing else, it will help you to understand why Lapland and Christmas are so often mentioned in the same breath.

Drone Tour of Helsinki

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Check out this drone video of the Finnish capital city Helsinki, compliments of contributor Geirykristiansen.  The video is sure to give you a good feel for this Scandinavian mini-metropolis, center of a metropolitan area of about 1.1 million.  The video provides great bird's eye views of some of the city's main landmarks, including its great Cathedral and the adjacent Helsinki Senate Square, the Helsinki Skywheel, some of the tiny islands lying offshore in the Gulf of Finland, and more.  

Turku: Former Capital City

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Turku 4K tilt-shift


Turku is a Finnish city on the southwestern coast of the country, near where the Aura River empties into the Baltic Sea.  Turku has a storied history; it is the oldest city in Finland, was its capital until 1812, and remained its largest city for decades after that.  While it has since been surpassed by Helsinki and other cities, it remains a significant center for Finnish culture.  Contributor Nikkelodeon used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this amazing aerial view of his hometown.

The Aura River

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Autumn by the River Aura


The Aura is a short river in southwestern Finland.  The river ends at the Finnish city of Tarku, ultimately discharging into the Archipelago Sea (a section of the Baltic Sea).  Not especially long, the Aura is known for dark brown waters and a series of rapids.  Using a Yuneec Typhoon H drone, contributor Timoksanen created this spectacular aerial video of the area along this magnificent Finnish waterway.  The drone video shows the beauty of this area of southern Finland.  

Finland's Finland-Shaped Lake

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Neitokainen - lake shaped like Finland


A country known for its lakes makes an artificial lake, what shape should it be?  The shape of the country, right? Contributor Timoksanen created an amazing drone video of Neitokainen, an artificial lake in Finland.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro Drone, he gives us a bird's eye view of this lake designed and constructed in the early 1990's. Look at a map while watching the video; you will see for yourself it looks like Finland. It's located near Kittilä, in the Lapland region.

Lake Laaminki

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Lääminki (from Dawn till Dusk)


Lake Laaminki sits in southern Finland, near the town of Kangasniemi.  The forest surrounding the lake is what one would picture in a postcard for Finland, thousands of acres of pine trees under a crystal clear sky.  Contributor Timoksanen flew his Yuneec Typhoon drone over this magnificent bit of Scandinavia and produced this amazing aerial video of an iconic Finnish lake and forest scene.  The proverbial icing on the cake is the magnificent pink sunset.  

Exploring Finland

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Exploring Finland with Hertz in 4K

Planet Pixels

The duo behind Planet Pixels take us on another drone adventure, but this time it's on a road trip through Northern Finland. In collaboration with the car rental company, Hertz, they gathered aerial views of travel on roads that weave through Finland's transitioning landscapes.  Its vast forests and countless lakes make it one of the most pristine wilderness areas in Europe.  From autumn to winter, their aerial footage explores a range of wondrous Finnish sights. 

Lapland in Autumn

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RUSKA (Autumn in Lapland)


The celebration of the transitional colors of autumn is recognized annually in many parts of the world, however, in Lapland, Finland, this colorful seasonal transformation is described with its own word.  "Ruska" not only aptly describes these beautiful hues of fall, it's also the name of this remarkable video by top contributor Timoksanen.  His stunning use of DJI products like the Phantom 4 Pro, Mavic Pro, Ronin S, and OSMO+ created this stunning footage.

Windsurfing Frozen Saimaai

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Cooler Windsurfing

karlsson on the roof

Winters in Scandinavia can seem endless, and many Scandinavians have developed ways to make the elements work for them.  Witness this fantastic FPV video from karlsson on the roof.  It captures a winter version of windsurfing on a very frozen Lake Saimaa in Finland.  The lake is enormous, covering 4.4k square km (1.7k square mi.) in the southeastern part of the country.  The temperature during filming is reported at around 0 Celsius, but that's before the effect of the 20-30 knot winds.  

Porvoo: Finnish Medieval Town

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Old Porvoo fly through


Contributor Porvoo brings us this beautiful drone video of one of the oldest towns in Finland.  Porvoo is located on Finland's southern coast, just a bit to the east of Helsinki and bit north of the coastline on the Gulf of Finland.  It's a very well preserved medieval town, one of just a half dozen or so which remain intact in this Scandinavian country.  The town was established by Swedish colonists in the 13th or 14th centuries.  It was partly destroyed by a fire in the mid-18th century.  

Music Video: Finland 100

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Kotimaani: Jukka Nykänen - Karjalan kunnailla

Olli Huttunen

For a project that was part of marking Finland's first century of independene, contributor Olli Huttunen created this beautiful drone video featuring a pianist playing the Finnish National Anthem in an iconic-looking spot in the vast forests of this Scandinavian country.  The video features some fabulous shots showing the seemingly endless Finnish wilderness.  Finnish independence was triggered in 1917 by the Russian Revolution which led to the immediate collapse of the Russian empire of which it was part.  

Lake Littoinen, Turku Region

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Lake Littoinen


Tlop contributor timoksanen created this beautiful drone video of Finland's Lake Littoinen.  One of the most beautiful lakes in a country known in part for its lakes, it's located just east of Turku in the southwestern part of the country.  The lakes crystal clear waters weren't always so; in recent years, algae and phosphorus had turned it into a sort of murky soup.  In 2017, it was treated with polyaluminum chloride, a process which allowed the lake to return to it former pristine appearance.   

Autumn in the Lapland Forests

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Autumun in Lapland, (Ivalo, Finland).


Lapland is not just a possible mythical home of Santa Claus, it's the official name for the northernmost province of Finland.  With a land area of over 93k square km (just under 36k square mi.), Lapland covers about as much area as mid-sized European countries like Hungary and Portugal.  But while these countries each have around 10 million inhabitants, Lapland's population is under 200k.  In this drone video by Riband19, you'll get a nice view of the area around Ivalo, a town set amidst the endless Finnish forests.  

MS Silja Cruiseferry in Helsinki

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Passenger ferry departing from Helsinki City Center, Finland


Msinerve created this excellent drone video of a passenger "cruiseferry" heading out of port in Helsinki, Finland en route to Stockholm, Sweden.  The ship is the MS Silja Serenade, which was launched in 1990 and has a near twin (the MS Silja Symphony) which first put to sea the following year.  Both ships dispace about 58k gross tons and are just over 200 meters (about 660 ft.) keel to stern.  The ships can carry a bit over 2.8k passengers and around 450 cars on their Baltic Sea routes.  

Autumn Near Hetta, Enontekiö

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Autumn in Lapland


Here's a beautiful aerial view of Fall in the storied Finnish region of Lapland, compliments of timoksanen.  It was filmed near the village of Hetta in the municipality of Enontekiö, an appendage of northwestern Finland which is sandwiched between the territory of Sweden and Norway. Popular with cross-country skiers, this is some of the most remote territory in continental Europe: there's an airport nearby which has seasonal flights, but off-season the nearest airport is about a two hour drive away.  

Profile of Timo Oksanen

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The Drone Dish: Timo Oksanen

The Drone Dish

Timo Oksanan is a top Finnish drone pilot and videographer.  His work is featured extensively in the Finland collection as well as the collection of the best videos from all of Scandinavia.  He is also known for his highly effective use of the Yuneec Typhoon H drone, which was released around the same time as the DJI Phantom 3.  On this epsode of the Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason and Timo talk about how he uses his drone honed eye to capture the natural beauty of Finland and beyond! 

Profile of KopterKam

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The Drone Dish: KopterCam

The Drone Dish

KopterCam is one of the top commercial drone piloting companies in northern Europe, and was the winner of the 2017 NYDFF in the Aerial Reel category.  The company is known for doing highly complex and technical aerial videography, and their work has been featured on many TV shows, commercials, and feature length films.  On this episode of The Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason chats with founder Marco Godles.  


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Above Äkäsmylly

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December Aerial

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Lapland Aerial

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Äkäsmylly in July 2017

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Frozen Forest

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Turku Christmas Lights