See Top Drone Views of the Azores and Madeira


Journey through Azores


There is something about this drone video by Nonexistent Jay of the Azores that is just amazing.  The deep blue water of the Atlantic Ocean, the volcanic craters, the narrow winding roads, the fog-enshrouded hilltops, the lush green valleys - it just works.  The nine volcanic islands are vestiges of Portugal's once-great colonial empire; now they operate as a semi-autonomous region, similar to Madeira which is an island located closer to the Portuguese mainland.  


Lagoa do Fogo - Azores - Portugal


Sao Miguel is the largest (by population and land area) of the nine islands which make up the Azores, an Atlantic Ocean island archipelago which is an autonomous region of Portugal.  It lies towards the eastern end of the chain, closer to Portugal.  In this video, LostSoul82 used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create a bird's eye view of Lagoa do Fogo, a crater lake which is part of the island's Água de Pau Massif stratovolcano complex.


Aerial view of Sao Miguel, Azores Island - Portugal


Sao Miguel is the largest island in the Azores, an archipelago controlled by Portugal located about 1,300 km (750 mi) west of mainland Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean.  These volcanic islands offer a mild climate for such a northerly location and offer much in the way of natural beauty.  Contributor  Pedrolftavares explored the area over three days with his DJI Phantom 3 drone and the resulting film is breathtaking.


Madeira (Volcanic Island) in 4K UHD

XL Creations

Madeira is a group of Portuguese islands located southwest of the mainland in the Atlantic Ocean.  It is a popular resort area and considered to be one of the leading European island destinations.  Contributor XL Creations took a four day trip to Madeira with a drone and made this amazing video, which includes aerial footage from Achada do Teixeira, Funchal, Ilheus da Rib, Porto da Cruz, Ribeiro Frio, Seixal, and more.




This film captures the essence of a trip to Madeira, a group of islands off the coast of North Africa which are a semi-autonomous region of Portugal.  As you'll see from the video, Rocky cliffs, towering mountains, and shining coasts make this a great bucket list destination for any avid traveler.  Contributor used a combination of ground camera and drone footage to create this epic record of his trip, which was nominated for the Drone Video of the Month.


MADEIRA ISLAND | 4K Drone Footage

Rasmus H-P

While Madeira is an archipelago, the vast majority of the land area and population of this region of Portugal is on the main island which bears the same name.  The island is merely the top of a giant volcano on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.  The island is about 22 km at its widest (about 14 mi) and it has a total shoreline of about 90 km (a bit under 60 mi.).  The island's volcanic origins makes for some spectacular geological scenery, as you'll see in this drone video by Rasmus-HP.


Aerial Faial Island in the Azores, Portugal


The Azores archipelago in the North Atlantic is actually three groups of islands, sometimes referred to as the East, West, and Central groups.  While the largest of the islands in population is Sao Miguel of the Eastern group, the next four islands are all in the Central group.  In this video, contributor Flyingbydaniel gives us an epic bird's eye view of Faial Island, which is the second largest of the Central group.  It has a population of about 15,000, which is about 1/10 the size of Sao Miguel.


The Jorney to the São Jorge Island in the Azores


Flyingbydaniel created this stunning drone video of São Jorge Island, part of the Azores archipelago which is a semi-autonomous region of Portugal in the North Atlantic.  São Jorge is one of five islands which make up the Central group of the Azores, collectively home to about a third of the quarter million people who call the Azores home.  Sao Jorge has a population of about 10,000, about a fifth that of Terceira, the largest of the Central group islands.  


Cinco Riberas, Terceira Island, Azores dronie drone selfie

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Contributor Wrenee, aka the Queen of the Dronie, brings her trademark dronie pull out shot to the Azores Islands in the North Atlantic.  This video was taken on the island of Terceira, which is the easternmost of the five so-called Central Islands of the archipelago.  While Terceira has roughly comparable land area to two of the other Central islands, it's by far the largest in population with a bit over 5,000, second only to Sao Miguel of the Eastern group. 



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