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Baltic States by Mavic Air

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MAVIC AIR - Cinematic drone flight through the Baltic States

Nathan Jermy

Top contributor Nathan Jermy put together this wonderful video record of his travels through the Baltic States of Eastern Europe: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, all of which became independent nations following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990's.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Air, the video opens with some beautiful shots of the Latvian capital city of Riga, one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities.  Then it's on to Lithuania's Trokai island-castle, the Baltic Sea coast, and more. 

Latvia: Baltic Republic

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Explore Latvia in HD

Chris Borg

The Baltic Sea republic of Latvia has a proud tradition dating to medieval times, with close historical ties to Germany.  An independent country since 1991 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, its capital city Riga is a well preserved port on the Baltic Sea.  Riga was a member of the Hanseatic League of Baltic port cities which dominated the trade of northern Europe during the Middle Ages, and the old city is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Drone pilot Chris Berg used his DJI Mavic Pro to create this stunning aerial tour of the country, most of which is shot in and around Riga.

Poland's Baltic Coast

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Poland (Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot, Hel) in 4K | Drone video

XL Creations

Poland has a long Baltic Sea coast, which includes seaport city of Gdansk, Poland's fourth largest.  Parts of the coastline are much less densely inhabited and include spits or sand dune islands which run parallel to the mainland for great distances.  Contributor XL Creations traveled along the Polish Baltic Sea coast with his DJI Inspire 1 drone and caught these amazing aerial views of some of the coastline's most beautiful spots around Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot, and Hel. 

Aerial Tour of Estonia

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Beautiful ESTONIA 🇪🇪

Eneko Garcia-Amezaga

Take an aerial tour of Estonia with this beautiful piece by Eneko Garcia-Amezag, who spent 11 days and traveled 2.2k km (almost 1.4k mi.) through this Baltic republic.  The video features footage of some of the top sights of the country, including  Estonia: the capital city of Tallinn, Paldiski, Haapsalu, Hiiumaa and Saaremaa Islands, Matsalu National Park, Pärnu, Soomaa National Park, Viljandi, Põltsamaa, Võrtsjärv lake, Otepää, Sangaste, Valga, Võru, Rõuge, Suur Munamägi, Tartu, Mustvee, and more.

Helsinki, Finland

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Flyby Helsinki

DavidFromHelsinki

Helsinki is the capital of and the most important city in 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 Scandinavian 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 the Scandinavian city.

Denmark's Isle of Møn

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Island of Møn, Denmark

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The island of Mon, Denmark sits at the far easten end of the Scandinavian country, in the Baltic Sea.  With white chalk cliffs, small market towns, and white sand beaches, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Denmark.  Contributor Morten used a drone to create a stunning video of his home island, providing a brilliant aerial view of this Danish island outpost, which is designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Turku, Finland

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Turku 4K tilt-shift

Nikkelodeon

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.

Poland's Hel Peninsula

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Hel Peninsula (Watch in 4K)

Splendid Films

Contributor Splendid Films used a drone to give us a bird's eye view of one of the more notable geographic features of the Baltic Sea.  Hel is an narrow sand bar which juts out about 35 km (20 mi) in a southeastern direction from Puck County to the town of Puck at the tip.  Due to its military significance, Hel heavily fortified by Germany during its Polish occupation in World War II, and the troops stationed there were amongst the last to surrender, several days after VE Day.

Gdansk, Poland

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Vacations in Gdansk

castenoid

Gdansk, once part of Germany and known as Danzig, is Poland's most important seaport and its fouth largest city.  Situated on the Baltic Sea, it was the site of the Solidarity Movement, which brought on martial law in Poland in 1979 but was ultimately responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall ten years later.  Contributor Castenoid brought a drone on a family trip, and the video he created gives a marvelous aerial view of this amazing city, now one of Poland's top tourist destinations.

Stockholm, Sweden

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Beautiful Stockholm In Winter 4K

Frame Hunters Media

Stockholm dates its rise to prominence dates to the Hanseatic League, an alliance of Baltic cities which dominated Northern Europe from the 12th-14th centuries.  Stockholm went on to become the capital of the Swedish Empire which controlled some of the most powerful military forces in Europe in the 17th century.  Since then, the city has been the capital of Sweden and in effect the capital of Scandinavia.  Here, Frame Hunters Media delivers a beautiful aerial view of the City of Vikings.  

St. Petersburg, Russia

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St. Petersburg - The City of White Nights

Timelab.pro

Top contributor Timelab.pro's won a second annual Drone Video Award for this masterpiece of a drone video from St. Petersburg, Russia.  The video was shot during the long summer nights when the sun barely sets on this city created on the order of Peter the Great over three centuries ago.  Watch it to see some amazing aerial views of many of the city's top sights, including the St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Stock Exchange, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Port of St. Petersburg, the Kazan Cathedral, and more.  

Rugen, Germany

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Trip To Rügen 3/3

ludoweet

Top contributor and drone pilot brings us this beautiful aerial view of Rügen, Germany's largest island.  The video was shot at Kap Arkona, at the northern tip of the island.   Rügen is located in the Baltic Sea, towards the eastern end of the German coastline.  It's part of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the northeasternmost of the 16 which make up the German federation.   The island is a popular beach tourist destination, and is known for its long sandy beaches and open lagoons.  

Bornholm, Denmark

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Bornholm - Adventure Unfolds in 4K

DroneDirector

Top contributor DroneDirector created this stunning drone video of Bornholm, one of the most important islands of the Baltic Sea.  Fought over for centuries, it's a territory of Denmark, but it lies well to the east of the mainland and is actually closer to Poland.  It is perhaps best known for the enormous Hammershus Castle on its southern coast; seen in the video, it's the largest fortress in northern Europe and testament to the island's historical strategic importance covering the Baltic's sole outlet.  

Drone Tour of Lithuania

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Off to Lithuania

Danulis

What does Lithuania look like?  This drone video from Danilus, who calls this Baltic country home, will answer it.  This film takes you over misty forests, clear lakes, vast marshland, beautiful Baltic Sea villages, and some of the country's many rivers.  With shots of the spectacularly well preserved medieval cities of Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipedia, you'll get a glimpse of this country's fascinating and complex history.    The video includes footage of Vilnius and Kaunas, the country's two largest cities.  

Germany's Baltic Sea Coastline

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Sunset over the Baltic Sea

Marten Kählert

Check out this stunning drone's eye view of Germany's Baltic Sea coastline, compliments of contributor Marten Kählert.  It was filmed near the town of Trassenheide, a coastal resort town on the island of Usedom.  Usedom is part of the historical region of Pomerania and is one of the largest islands of the southern Baltic Sea; since World War II it's been split between Poland and Germany.  The German (western) portion of the island is part of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.  

Cruise Ship in Riga

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Cruise Ship AIDA CARA entering port of Riga the Capital of LATVIA

ANDREJS LISMENTS

Here's a great aerial video of a cruise ship on the Baltic Sea heading into the port of Riga, Latvia.  Operated by a German cruise ship line, the Aida has a displacement of about 38k tons and a length of just over 190 meters (around 630 ft.) and carries almost 1,200 passengers.  The port into which it's heading is called the Free Port of Riga, which is the Latvian capital city.  The port serves both cruise ships and cargo ships, and is one of the more important Baltic ports for both types of watercraft.  

Poland's Vistula Lagoon

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MY BEAUTIFUL POLAND : Frombork and Elblag

PASSENGER 21B

Passenger21 created this beautiful aerial video of two towns in the Warmian-Masurian province of northern Poland.  Fromborg is a small town on the Vistula Lagoon, a lagoon on the Baltic Sea which is demarcated by the Vistula Spit.  Elblag is a considerably larger town, with a population of over 120,000.  It lies on the Elblag River, which flows into the Vistula Lagoon.  Elblag is one of the oldest cities in northern Poland, and was a member of the Hanseatic League.  

Ice Mountains on the Latvian Coast

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Exploring Latvia's Ice Mountains with the DJI Mavic Air

Reinis Vilnis

Contributor Reinis Vilnis brings us this amazing video of an unusual phenomenon - mountains of ice which pile up in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Latvia.  Using a drone combined with ground camera footage, he flies over and around these large, temporary hills that form in the Gulf of Riga.  In these semi-protected waters, the Baltic Sea will freeze in the depths of winter.  The shifting of ice near the shoreline causes massive breakups in which big chunks of broken form these amazing mini-mountains.

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Bridges of Copenhagen

AIRFLIX

Copenhagen, Denmark is a city of the water: it's partially built on a series of islands on the Øresund, which connects the Baltic Sea to the North Sea.  Not surprisingly, bridges are critical to the city and were amongst the most important assets in propelling this Viking village into the ranks of Europe's most important cities.  In this drone video by AIRFLIX, you'll get a bird's eye views of some of the bridges (including pedestrian bridges) which grace this magnificent Scandinavian metropolis.     

Hammershus Castle: Island Fortress

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Hammershus: Europe's Largest Castle

LarsBülow

LarsBülow created this impressive drone video of Hammershus Castle, probably the most famous castle in Scandinavia.  It's situated on the island of Bornholm, a Danish island lying to the east of the mainland in the Baltic Sea.  The castle was built in the 13th century, and played an important role in the struggles between Denmark and its rivals in the region.  Classified as a ruin (although partially restored in the early 1900's), it's believed to be the largest medieval-era castle in Europe.

Estonian Baltic Preserve

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Puhtu-Laelatu Nature Reserve

Blizzardfoto

Blizzardfoto created this beautiful drone video of a nature preserve in the Baltic Sea republic of Estonia.  Puhtu-Laelatu Nature Reserve is situated in Lääne County, the westernmost of the 15 counties into which this small nation is divided.  The reserve is located on the Suur Strait, a body of water which connects the Gulf of Riga to the south with the open Baltic Sea to the north.  The preserve is home to many rare and semi-rare species of flora, such as the Traunstein's dactylorhiza, or narrow-leaved marsh orchid.

Kaliningrad: Russian Baltic Exclave

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Winter in Kalingrad

castenoid

If you looked at a map of the Baltic Sea region, you would think that the port city of Kaliningrad was part of Poland or Lithuania.  In fact, it's part of Russia, despite having no physical connection to the country.  Once known as Königsberg under centuries of German rule, the city was annexed by the USSR after the end of World War II, and it remained part of Russia following the Soviet Union's dissolution.  That is due in part to the fact that the city is the closest thing that Russia has to an ice-free Baltic port.  

Copenhagen: Baltic Cruise Gateway

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Viking Star

AIRFLIX

With deep roots as a port city, Copenhagen, Denmark has shifted away from freight traffic to become a major port of call for the many cruise ships which ply the Baltic Sea.  In this drone video by AIRFLIX, you'll see the MV Viking Star heading out of the Port of Copenhagen at sunset.  The lead of the Viking Star class operated by the namesake cruise line, the ship displaces just under 50k tons, is just under 230 meters lone (around 750 ft.) and carries a bit over 900 passengers.  

Jūrmala: Latvian Beach Town

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Visit Jūrmala

Eaglewood Pictures

Eaglewood Films put together this amazing drone video of the Latvian beach town of Jūrmala.  Situated about a half-hour drive west of the capital city Riga, it's essentially a narrow strip of land between the Lielupe River and the Gulf of Riga, a southern extension of the Baltic.  During the 40+ years when the country was part of the Soviet Union, Jūrmala was a favored getaway for Nikita Kruschev and Leonid Brezhnev, who ruled the USSR for most of this period, as well as for legions of other high CP officials.  

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