Iceland on a DJI Mavic Pro Drone

In our visit to Iceland this past month, I had the opportunity to try out my new toy: a DJI Mavic Pro drone. This is my first drone ever and thankfully I was able to get some decent footage during the trip without crashing it into a waterfall. Weather conditions in Iceland in the winter are not very conducive for drone flying as it was windy, rainy, and snowy almost every day.

Luckily, I was able to snag a few shots of Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon, Faxi waterfall, and Gullfoss waterfall. Sadly, the weather was terrible during our South Coast tour so I’ll have to get drone footage on our next visit.

I finally was able to finish editing the video footage. Check it out below and leave a comment below!

 

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6 thoughts on “Iceland on a DJI Mavic Pro Drone!

  1. Awesome shots! I’m traveling to Iceland this coming Saturday. Curious how you were able to fly over the blue lagoon.

    1. Hey Ryan

      Enjoy your time in Iceland! Flying over the Blue Lagoon is relatively okay as long as you fly at a safe altitude. There is a little bit of magnetic interference in the area but I had no problems at all with my Mavic.

      1. so glad to hear you didn’t have any trouble. how high are you referring to when you say safe altitude? did you have to ask permission to fly over the lagoon? where did you launch the mavic from (inside, outside)?

        1. I flew at a height of at least 150 ft, just so that it wouldn’t cause any problems with buildings and other people. I didn’t ask for permission, I just made sure to be safe. I launched from the front of the building since there isn’t much room once your’e inside the lagoon.

          1. haha ok. i ask mostly because i’m curious how sensitive people are to tourist flying drones in Iceland. sure there is a lot of drone footage online from tourist, but i continue to wonder if anyone has had any issues with locals or Iceland officials in certain places. last thing i want is to have trouble with the law over there 🙂 any advice or cautions welcomed! thanks a lot Bryan!

          2. Just an update…glad you had a better experience…

            There was a “no drone flying” sign at the geysir next to Gulfoss, which I didn’t see when walking in, so several folks gave me weird looks and flagged me down immediately after launching. As for Gulfoss, it was just too windy.

            At Blue Lagoon i was able to launch outside of the parking lot near one of the walking trails, but after about 10 minutes one of the workers ran over to me and told me i wasn’t allowed to fly and needed to delete the footage 🙁

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