The use of helicopter and non-scheduled flights in Svalbard is regulated by the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act.

According to the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act, aircrafts are prohibited from landing on land or ships outside licensed landing sites. The Governor may on application grant exemptions from this prohibition.

According to the Regulation relating to off-road motor traffic and the use of aircraft for tourism purposes in Svalbard, § 11 “the use of aircraft for sightseeing is prohibited in Svalbard. Further, the use of aircrafts to and from Svalbard, and between the settlements in Svalbard is only allowed when this takes place in the form of scheduled flights where tourists are passengers, or equivalent types of passenger transport”.

The Governor may on application grant exemptions from also this prohibition. All applications or other inquiries should be sent to firmapost@sysselmannen.no