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Frozen Kingdom

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The 'Little Carpathians' are an approximately 100km long section of the Western Carpathian Mountains, covering the northern half of Slovakia and giving the Central European country most of its majestic mountainous landscape.  Over 40% of Slovakia is densely covered by fairytale-like forests, and when covered with a fresh blanket of pure, white snow, the scene is breathtaking.  HikeTheWorld was a Drone Video of the Week nominee for this stunning aerial video of this magical slice of Central Europe.

 
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Lapland in February 2018

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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. .  

 
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75 000 h.p. The Biggest Nuclear Icebreaker from DJI Inspire 2

Timelab.pro

DVA winner Timelab.pro created this stunning drone video (DVOW winner in June 2019) of two Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers powering through the ice-covered Berents Sea.  Fifty Years of Victory and the Yamal are the only two active Arktica-class icebreakers.  These doubled-hulled vessels are just under 150 meters (486 ft.) long and displace about 25k tons.  Their two OK900A nuclear reactors produce an incredible 340MW of power, enough "juice" to fully supply a medium-sized city.

 
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Winter Wonderland

BearSkillz

Winter in Romania is a magical time.  The tree-covered Carpathian Mountains which run through much of the country become tufted in white, providing a winter scene that is visually as appealing as any in Europe.  Contributor BearSkillz, whose previous upload garnered the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week award in late 2018, created this marvelous aerial look at this beautiful country taken at the height of its winter splendor.  Enjoy the views of this winter wonderland in Southeastern Europe.

 
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Algau: The Beauty of Winter

Eye-Catchgraphy

Allgäu is a region in the Bavarian Alps of Germany, on the country's southern border with Austria.  While its scenery is stunning all year round, winter is perhaps its most beautiful season.  With seemingly endless snow-covered pine trees, the landscape becomes an iconic winter wonderland.  Contributor Eye-Catchgraphy used a drone to create a marvelous aerial view of this magical winter landscape.  Watching the time-lapse footage, you can almost smell the crisp mountain air.

 
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EPIC Lofoten Islands in Winter

BashirAbuShakra

The Lofoten Islands in northern Norway offer a stunning winter landscape, even though the winter temperatures are surprisingly mild for a location above the Arctic Circle.  Top contributor BashirAbuShakra used a drone to create an epic aerial video of this stunning region in the depths of winter.  You will be treated to bird's eye views of fjords, snow covered mountains, floating icebergs, and much more.   The islands are part of Nordland, one of the counties which makes up the region of Northern Norway.  

 
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KopterCam: Winter in Levi, Finland

KopterCam

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.

 
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Winterland Dalarna of Sweden

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Dalarna is a province of central Sweden, extending from the western border with Norway well into the interior.  The name Dalarna translates to "valleys" and the area is full of them along with beautiful forests and lakes.  It is a popular vacation spots for Swedes from the more populous southern and eastern parts of the country. Contributor Phexon used a drone to create this impressive aerial tour of this Nordic region in the dead of winter. 

 
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WRAITH

Antonio Esteban Gonsalez

Berdyansk is a port city in the southeastern Ukraine.  It sits on the Sea of Azov, a shallow body of water which is an extension of the Black Sea.  In this highly cinematic video, content creator and drone pilot Antonio Esteban Gonsales flew a DJI drone over a lighthouse on the sea during the depth of winter.  The highly stylized video does an impressive job of capturing the bleak but beautiful expanse of this semi frozen inland sea, part of what was once the most important waterway in the world.

 
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ALBERTA is Breathtaking...at 30 º Below

Where's Fuji?

Western Canada's Alberta province, which attracts significant interest from summer travelers, is a magical place in the winter for the properly clothed and sheltered.  As the mercury drops and chinook winds bring in polar air masses, the landscape, covered by the Canadian Rockies, turns to a land of frozen forests and mountain lakes.   In this video, contributor Fujibara Films does a phenomenal job of capturing this ice-cold wonderland from an aerial perpective.  

 
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Winter Wonderland at Hungary's Lake Balaton

Skytech Film

Lake Balaton in western Hungary is one of the largest  lakes in Europe.  The narrow, shallow freshwater lake (its average depth is about 3m or 10 ft) extends nearly 80 km (50 mi) lengthwise along a northeast axis, with a mountainous landscape on the northwest side and a much flatter one on the other, which lies on the Great Hungarian Plain.  Contributor and pilot Skytech film created an amazing drone video of this notable  body of (very much frozen) water during the depths of the long winter months.   

 
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Moody Winter in Latvia

Jurgis Kreilis / FilmDay

Top content creator and drone pilot Jurgis Kreilis, who was profiled in a segment of the Drone Dish, brings us this masterpiece of a video shot in his native Latvia in the depths of winter.  In his words, "to appreciate the beauty of the winter you don't necessarily need colorful sunrise, sunset or bright sunlight through the day. Winter can be insistent, surly and moody."  So true.  Prepare to be amazed by the winter aerial views of this magnificent Baltic land with its fog-covered lowlands and forests.

 
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Frozen Portrait | Aerial Film of Czech

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The forests of the Czech Republic make for some of the best iconic winter scenes anywhere in the world.  The tree-covered rolling hills of the countryside become a winter wonderland without match.  In this drone video by contributor TJ, you'll get a bird's eye view of the snow covered Bohemian forests during the depths of the Czech winter.  The video also features winter footage of some spectacularly well-preserved Czech castles and villages, some of the greatest cultural treasures of Central Europe.

 
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Winterberg, Germany: DJI Phantom 3

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Contributor and pilot Oggy created this epic drone video of the area around Winterberg in Germany.  It's situated in the state of North-Rhine-Westphalia, one of the principal states of western Germany.  As the name perhaps suggests, Winterberg is Germany's winter wonderland.  It's near the Skiliftkarussell Winterberg, one of the country's major ski resorts.  What you'll see in this video is one of the most spectacular winter landscapes in Europe.  The video was shot with a DJI Phantom 3 drone.  

 
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Blinded by Nature | DJI Showreel Phantom 4 Pro

marc studer

Opening with stunning shots of snowy, frost-covered trees this Drone Video of the Week nominee shows how lovely winter can be in Switzerland and Iceland. As the sun lights up over the mountains Switzerland and the rivers quickly flow through the green gorges of Iceland, it's easy to see why contibutor Marc Studder named the piece "Blinded by Nature." Shot of his DJI Phantom 4 Pro, follow the seasons in this stunning piece. 

 
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Kirkwood

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In the northeast region of California near Lake Tahoe, in the High Sierra Mountains, drone video contributor davydrones takes flight above the alpine splendor of Kirkwood during the depths of winter.  The powdery, snow-covered landscape is covered in spiky patches of pines and immense mountain crests that all aim toward the blue skies above.  Winter never seemed more appealing than from these spectacular aerial views.

 
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Big Sky, MT - 2019

PattyFPV

Give this drone video a watch and be inspired by the beauty of the mountains in Big Sky, Montana, United States of America. Pilot PattyFPV is giving us a dramatic look at the incredibly popular ski and snowboard village with wide shots of the sun as it his the snow-covered mountains, time-lapses of the clouds rolling over the peaks, and plenty of frighteningly close shots of skiers and snowboarders risking life and limb down the massive ski hills and freestyle spot. 

 
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Muskoka | DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Daniel Molina

Top contributor Daniel Molina used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this beautiful video of a wintertime landscape in Ontario, Canada.  It was shot in the area of Muskoka, which is in the central part of Canada's most populous province.  Muskoka is located a bit over a two hour drive northwest of Toronto.  It is a quintessential Canadian "cottage country" region, dotted with over 1,600 lakes.  It sits to the east of Georgia Bay, a northern extension of Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes.  

 
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Husky sledding in Lapland

MIAPVIDEOS

If you've ever wondered why Finland's Lapland region became almost synonymous with Christmas, check out this drone video by MIAPVIDEOS.  He was able to film a team of Husky dogs pulling a sled through the snow-covered Lapland forests.  Finland's northernmost region covers an enormous 100k+ square km (around 39k square mi.), an area about 15% larger than Austria.  Mostly covered in coniferous forests, it's become closely associated with Christmas traditions, particularly in the UK and the USA. 

 
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Winter Patterns

Jurgis Kreilis / FilmDay

Latvia sits at a very northerly latitude, which makes for some very long winters.  At the same time, the long winter months in this Baltic republic make for some incredible scenery.  The Baltic Sea freezes, but only partially so, and the freezing temperatures yield giant chunks of ice which float about and collide with each other and the shore.  In this drone video by top contributor Jurgis Kreilis / Film Day, you'll get a nice aerial tour of this frozen wintern wonderland including both its coastal and inland areas.  

 
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Snowy Bosnia

emirdzanan

If you want to see an iconic looking winter mountain scene, check out this drone video of the mountains of Bosnia Herzegovina by contributor emirdzanan.  Bjelašnica and Igman are neighboring mountains which are situated just to the southwest of the Bosnian capital city Sarajevo.  Both mountains saw serious fighting in the brutal seige of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War which followed the collapse of Yugoslavia.  With two plus decades to heal, the area has reverted to its former magnificent state.

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