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Træna: Islands of Southern Nordland County

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Winter in Træna, Norway

Eaglewood Pictures

Top AirVuz contributor Eaglewood Pictures brings us this marvelous drone tour of an island archipelago off the Norwegian coast.  Træna is a municipality which consists of about a thousand (mostly) tiny islands, of which only four are inhabited.  Lying well to the south of the better-known Lofoten Islands, Træna is part of a historical region known as Helgeland which is essentially the southern portion of Nordland County, the southernmost of the three counties of Northern Norway. 

DVOW Nominee from Northern Norway

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Polar Night


If you're a fan of "The Polar Express," the Caldecott Medal winning book turned movie starring Tom Hanks, then you're going to love this piece by top contributor haussmannvisuals. In the middle of winter the sun never fully rises around the Arctic Circle, but that doesn't mean only darkness. The aerial shots of the peaking sun's hues, twilight's glow and evening's sparkle over the famous Lofoten Islands of Northern Norway are simply stunning. This video was nominated for Drone Video of the Week.

Aerial tour of Nordland

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68°N - Nordland


Nordland is one of the northern counties in Norway.  It includes the Lofoten Islands in addition to a subtantial area on the Norwegian mainland.  Bisected by the Arctic Circle, the coastal areas offer a surprisingly temperate climate given the northern latitude.  As you can see in this drone video by rbendjebar, it is also one of the most beautiful parts of the world - from stunning mountains, to jagged cliffs that dive into the sea, to gushing waterfalls, and more. This video was a picked as a Drone Video of the Week Finalist in July, 2019.

DVA Finalist from Arctic Norway

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Ludovico Einaudi & Greenpeace "Elegy for the Arctic"

The creative potential of drones to tell powerful stories is astounding.  In this video, the acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi is filmed playing a piano on an iceberg broken off from the Wahlenbergbreen, a glacier on the coast of Svalbard, in the northern reaches of Norway.  The music video was created to build awareness of global warming and its visible consequences in the Arctic, and was selected as a finalist for the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Originality category.  

Kvaløya, Kvænangen, and Helgelandskysten

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Norwegian Landscapes


Check out these stunning drone views from Northern Norway, compliments of Uglefisk.  The first stop is Kvaløya, which is Norway's fifth-largest island.  It lies in Tromsø County, the next-to-northernmost of the Norwegian counties.  The next stop is Kvænangen, a municipality on the mainland of Tromsø County.   The final area featured is Helgelandskysten in Nordland, the southernmost of the three Northern Region counties.  This video was chosen as a Drone Video of the Week finalist in November, 2019. 

Middagstinden Mountain, Kvaløya Island

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Middagstinden Kvaløya

Florian Ledoux

Check out this magnificent drone video from the mountains of Northern Norway, compliments of award-winning contributor Florian Ledoux.  Middagstinden Mountain is a  923 meter (around 3.1k ft.) peak on the western side of Kvaløya, Norway's fifth-largest island.  The mountain is popular with climbers and hikers and is fairly accessible from the city of Tromsø, which lies on an adjacent island connected by bridge.  The whole area is part of Troms County, which is located entirely within the Arctic Circle.  

Senja and the Lofotens

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NORTHERN NORWAY | Drone & Time-lapse 4K


Top contributor davidaguilar won the People's Choice category at the second Annual DVA's with his "Magic Iceland" masterpiece.  In this video, he brings us some stunning views from even further north - the islands off the northern coast of Norway specifically the Lofoten Islands and the island of Senja, further north in Troms County.  Picked as a DVOW Finalist in October, 2019, the video combines aerial footage from a DJI Mavic Air with DJI Mavic Air with ground footage from a Nikon D5300 camera.

Sætertinden Mountain, Hinnøya

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Store Sætertinden


Check out this stunning 4k drone video of a mountain in Northern Norway, compliments of contributor Uglefisk.  Store Sætertinden is situated near the village of Sandtorg on the eastern side of the island of Hinnøya (Norway's fourth-largest, ignoring the distant Svalbards).  It's part of  Troms County, the next-to-northernmost of the Norwegian counties, and well within the latitudes which define the Arctic Circle.  The mountain has a peak elevation of about 1.1k meters or around 3.6k ft. above sea level.

Aerial Tour of Northern Norway

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North Norway 4K


This epic video from Nikkelodeon will give you a sense for the pristine Arctic paradise to be found in northern Norway.  The video was shot across the entire northern part of the country, including the spectacular Lofoten Islands archipelago  (which are the subject of a separate collection on the AirVuz site).   Northern Norway includes three counties, Nordland (which also includes the Lofoten Islands), Troms, and Finnmark; the latter two counties lie entirely north of the Arctic Circle.  

Troms County

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In this drone video, top contributor Timoksanen takes us north of the Arctic Circle to Troms County in northern Norway.  Troms is the second most northern country of Norway (just below Finnmark County), and it lies entirely above the 22.5 degree latitude mark which denotes the Arctic Circle.  Most of the area is covered by the Scandinavian Mountains, and (as is the case with almost all of Norway's Atlantic coastline) there are islands aplenty.  It's a pristine environment, far from Norway's major population centers.  

Svartisen Glacier

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Kayaking in the Arctic - Svartisen glacier with Beyond Limits

Zdeno Dvorak

Like most outdoor activities, Kayaking depends on reasonable weather to be enjoyable.  Norway doesn't typically come to mind when one thinks of kayaking spots, but one of the surprising things about northern Norway is that the climate is relatively temperate given the very northern latitudes here.  In this video, contributor Zdeno Dvorak uses a drone to show us the joy of paddling a kayak in the area around Svartisen Glaciers in Norway's Nordland County, on the edge of the Arctic Circle.  

The Lyngen Alps

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Store Lakselvtinden, Lyngen Alps


Contributor Uglefisk created this amazing video of one of the highest peaks in the Lyngen Alps of northern Norway.  Contrary to what the name suggests, these mountains are not related to the Alps Mountain system; rather they are part of the Scandinavian Mountains system.  They are located in Troms County, which is north of the Arctic Circle.  Though not as tall as the "real" Alps, the stunningly beautiful Lyngen Alps present some of the most technically demanding climbing conditions in Europe.  

Svalbard: Norway's Far North

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Zdeno Dvorak

For those seeking to go north, it's tough to go much further than Svalbard.  This is an archipelago of islands in the Arctic Ocean.  While it's part of Norway, its well north of the mainland - the northernmost part of the archipelago is at  81° north latitude.  That's well over half the distance between the northernmost part of continental Europe and the North Pole!  Zdeno Dvorak brings this arctic wonderland to life with this amazing drone video from some of the northernmost land on the planet.  

Finnmark County: Varanger

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Contributor Fotoknoff used a drone to create this epic video of a spot in the far northern reaches of Norway.  Varanger is a peninsula in Norway's Finnmark County, which is the northernmost part of the mainland of Norway and lies well within the Arctic Circle.  Varanger is the easternmost of a series of peninsulas which jut out into the Berents Sea.  The landcape is spectacular, more reminiscent of the Icelandic Highlands than the mountainous areas of northern Norway, which lie to its south.  

Senja: Norway's Second-Largest Island

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An Epic Island with Hidden Wonders


In this video, you'll get an epic aerial view of an island in the far north of Norway.  Senja is the country's second largest island, covering about 1.6k square km (about 600 square mi).  It is situated in Troms County, well above the Arctic Circle.  If the Lofoten Islands are not far enough north to suit your taste, Senja provides some equally spectacular natural scenery and is about as far north as one can get.  Home to about 8,000 permanent residents, the island's climate is actually milder than one would expect given its latitude.   

Sanhornøya Island

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Langsanden Beach, Sanhornøya

Zdeno Dvorak

To make this drone video, top contributor Zdeno Dvorak headed to the southern reaches of his native region of northern Norway.  Not too far south, mind you.  Langsanden Beach, on the island of Sanhornøya, is still north of the Arctic Circle - barely.  It is situated a half hour boat ride south of Bodo, the capital of Nordland County.  As you'll see, Langsanden Beach is another example of the pristine environment which makes northern Norway such a special place for outdoors seekers.  

Scaling Norway's National Mountain

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Dance on the face of Stetind


Stetind is one of Norway's most famous mountains.  It's based in the country's Northern region, in Nordland County.  Although its peak elevation is a modest 1.4k meters or around 4.65k ft., its prominence and smooth face make it a very difficult climb.  In fact, the mountain wasn't scaled until 1910, decades after much taller mountains had been tackled.  In this outstanding drone video by hamed.razzaghi, you'll get a bird's eye view of some epic climbing action on what is sometimes called Norway's National Mountain.  

Drone Tour of Tromso County

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Tromso, Northern Norway

Babang Deshommes

Contributor Babang Deshommes created this amazing drone video of Tromso Country in Northern Norway.  While it's not the northernmost of the country's counties (that honor goes to Finnmark), it's well north of the Arctic Circle.  However, because of the presence of so much ocean, it's much more temperate than the lattitude would suggest.  The video, which was shot during the winter, shows a good deal of open water.  That being said, the days are awfully short above the Arctic Circle! 

Tromsø: Hub of Northern Norway

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Life In the Arctic. Tromsø

Babang Deshommes

Home to around 72,000 people, Tromsø, Norway is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It's the principal city in Troms County, the next-to-northernmost of the Norway's 18 counties.  The views itself might be familiar, the centuries-old wooden houses that make up the city’s historic center are legendary as are the Northern Lights you can see from the area. You can see in this drone video by Babang Deshommes just how frigid and cold the area looks, but also how beautiful it is. 

Lenangstinden: Norway's #4 Peak

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Store Lenangstinden - Norway


Check out this stunning aerial view of an important mountain in northern Norway, compliments of contributor Uglefisk.  It's called Store Lenangstinden, and it's part of the Lyngen Alps, a range which runs through parts of Troms County (and which bears no relation to the Alps ranges of Central Europe).  The mountain has a peak elevation of just over 1.6k meters (around 5.4k ft.), making it the fourth tallest mountain in the country. It's just west of the Lyngenfjord, the longest in the county.  

Aerial Collage of Northern Norway

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Far North - Aerial perspective


Take a tour of the northern reaches of Norway in this amazing drone video, which was created with a combination of aerial footage from a DJI Inspire and a ground camera.  Northern Norway is actually an officially recognized region of this Scandinavian country, consisting of its three northernmost counties: Nordland, Toms, and Finnmark.  It covers an immense area of over 110k square km (over 40k square mi.), much of which is above the Arctic Circle, and in which fewer than 400,000 souls live.

Rock Climbing on Stetind

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Stetind West Wall by Hamed Razzaghi


Unless you are deathly afraid of heights, you will enjoy this drone video of some epic rock climbing in Northern Norway by contributor Hamed Razzaghi.  It was filmed at Stetind Mountain, located near Tysfjord in Nordland County.  The mountain is known for its smooth sides, which extend all the way from its peak to the fjord below.  With a peak elevation of just under 1.4k meters (about 4.6k ft.), it wasn't scaled until 1910.  It's known in part for its distinctive-looking obelisk shape.  

Hollendaren, Troms County

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Hollendaren Norway


Check out this stunning aerial view of the mountains of Northern Norway, compliments of contributor Uglefisk.  Hollendaren is located in Troms County, the next-to-northernmost of Norway's counties.  Like the rest of Troms, Hollendaren is located well inside the Arctic Circle.  The video opens with a brilliant waterfall shot, then will take you over the island's spectacular coastline.  Despite the northern latitude, the air patterns here keep the water open year round and the climate is comparatively mild.  

Skiing in Narvik

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Narvik World Championship Alpine Events 2025


Here's an amazing drone video of a competitive alpine skiing event in the town of Narvik in Northern Norway.  Narvik is one of the principal towns in Nordland County, the southernmost of the the three counties which make up the country's Northern region.  Narvik is mostly surrounded by mountains, some of which reach up to almost 1.9k meters in altitude (6.2k ft.).  Skiing is almost a way of life here; some of the surrounding slopes run nearly into the center of the town.  The higher elevation slopes retain snow virtually year round.  

Langøya: Norway's #3 Island

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Bø i Vesterålen, Norway


With so much attention on Norway's Lofoten Islands, it's easy to forget that this chain is home to just a fraction of the islands which lie off the country's long northern coastline.  In this drone video by Kameraturer, you'll get a bird's eye view of an area on Langøya, the country's third largest island.  It's located in the Vesterålen district of Nordland County, a bit north of the the Lofotens.  As you'll see from the video, the area offers a surprisingly mild climate given its latitude above the Arctic Circle.  

Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park

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Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park, Norway

Zdeno Dvorak

Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park is one of the natural treasures of Northern Norway.  It's situated in the southern part of Nordland County, a bit south of the Arctic circle.  The park is known both for the Saltfjellet Mountains and the Svartisen Glacier, which is actually two glaciers: the Vestisen (western) and Østisen (eastern) glaciers, which are separated by a narrow valley and are the country's second and fourth largest glaciers, respectively.  In this drone video by Zeno Dvorak, you can see the park from a bird's-eye view.  

Stetind and Hamarøy Plus Lofotens

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Northern Norway


The northern part of Norway is home to some of the most beautiful (if less well-known) scenery in the country.  The heart of the region is Nordland County, the southernmost of the three counties which make up the official Northern region.  In this drone video by Realcamplife, you'll get an aerial view of some of the scenery of spectacular Nordland. The video includes footage from the Lofoten Islands archipelago (just off the mainland) as well as from Stetind Mountain and the municipality of Hamarøy.

Rock Climbing in Norway's Mountains

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Bigwall climbing in Norway


While the mountains of Northern Norway aren't especially high by alpine standards, they feature some of the most spectacularly vertical peaks.  That's why the area has become a haven for rock climbers around the world.  In this drone video by hamed.razzaghi, you'll get an aerial view of some very skilled climbers tacking these sheer cliffs.  One thing which may surprise you is the obviously mild temperatures here - despite being located above the Arctic Circle, the climate here is surprisingly mild.  

Nordland County's Galtskartinden

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Top contributor Uglefisk does it again with this stunning aerial piece from the mountains of Northern Norway.  The mountain is called Galtskartinden, and it's located near the town of Bodø in Nordland County.  Situated amidst a group of lakes just inland from the Atlantic coastline, it presents a typically beautiful nature scene from Northern Norway's most accessible (and southernmost) county.  The more well known Svartisen National Park lies just to the east and south of Galtskartinden.

Spectacular Senja

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Senja in July 2018


Top contributor timosanen created this stunning aerial view of Senja, a mountain off the coast of Northern Norway.  Covering almost 1.6k square km (around 600 square mi.), it's the second largest Norwegian island outside of the remote Svalbard archipelago.  Lying north of the Lofoten Islands and well within the Arctic Circle, like the Lofotens it features a surprisingly mild climate even in the winter months.  The island and its spectacular mountain peaks are accessible from the mainland via the Gisund Bridge.  

Northern Lights in Tromsø

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A city in northern Norway, Tromsø is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. In this cinematic piece by David.Haring, you’ll see the numerous bridges that connects the waterfront city as well as the famous Arctic Cathedral. Then, we’ll head out with a sled dog team to see the bright green Northern Lights hit endless night sky above the mountains. Tromsø County is the middle of the three counties which comprise the Northern region of the country.  

Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago

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Prelude of the north


Spitsbergen is the largest and only permanently populated island off the coast of northern Norway in the Svalbard archipelago. Known for its rugged terrain of glaciers, mountains, fjords, and frozen tundra, Svalbard is home rare animals like polar bears, Svalbar reindeer, and Arctic foxes. The area was originally used as a whaling base, then became home to a mining company. Six national parks protect its fragile ecosystem. Pilot toast777 brings us aerial views of this incredibly remote, arctic archipelago.  

Ode to Northern Norway

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Norway - Nordic Paradise


You need to check out this incredibly stunning, 4K drone video of northwest Norway. Filmed on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and set to an Allan Watts speech, pilot vegardho takes us to the region around his hometown. The spectacular views of gushing waterfalls, massive fjords, mountain peaks, and picturesque houses reminds us why northern Noway (substantiually all of which lies north of the Arctic Circle) is such a popular destination for drone pilots, adventure seekers, and lovers of the great outdoors.