1) FLYING WITHIN THE GREENLAND RESTRICTED ZONE REQUIRES TWO PIECES OF SPECIAL PERMISSION
The Restricted Zone is the area within 150 meters of inhabited areas and the area within 2-5 kilometers of an airport, heliport or helistop. (The area within 2 kilometers from an airport, heliport or helistop is the Impossible Zone).
If you wish to fly within the Restricted Zone, the following two items are required:
- A drone pilot license issued by Droner.dk following its three-day course.
- A permission statement issued by the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority. Note that this can take at least 2 months to receive.This rule applies to every single person no matter what country you come from (including Greenland) and no matter whether you have an existing drone pilot license from another institution.
Note that Droner.dk does provide pilot courses in English.
2) FLYING OUTSIDE THE GREENLAND RESTRICTED ZONE DOES NOT REQUIRE SPECIAL PERMISSION
If you do not have the opportunity to acquire a drone pilot license from Droner.dk and permission from the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority, then you must be more than 150 meters away from inhabited areas as well as more than 5 kilometers away from an airport, heliport or helistop in order to fly.
In Greenland, where the roads are not extensive, this means you must either sail or hike away before you can fly your drone.
Keep in mind that you must still respect other people’s safety, property and privacy, so even outside the Restricted Zone, you should avoid flying over other people and their property, including for example, their boats, their individual huts, their dogsleds, their snowmobiles and their tents.
3) THERE IS A MAXIMUM HEIGHT RESTRICTION AT ALL TIMES AND IN ALL PLACES IN GREENLAND
100 meters. The highest you can ever fly a drone in Greenland is 100 meters above ground. This rule applies both within and outside the Greenland Restricted Zone for every single person, no matter what country you come from (including Greenland) and no matter whether you have all the correct pilot licenses and permissions.
4) THE DANISH TRANSPORT, CONSTRUCTION AND HOUSING AUTHORITY IS TOP
The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority is the be-all end-all authority on all things related to flying drones in Greenland. If there is any doubt or question whatsoever, contact them.