The dataset defines some specific restrictions applying to Protected Areas (see separate dataset). The restrictions only count for strict travel bans and aircrafts (planes and helicopters), and the time period they apply to. Possible exceptions to the regulation will have annotations.

Travel ban: This means general passage. Other regulation of special activities, like windsurfing, sailboard, boating, bicycling, camping, campfire, hunting etc. is NOT a part of the dataset.

Aircrafts: The regulation of take-off/landing and low flying are addressed. As Military aircrafts might have other restrictions than civil aircrafts, specific codes are used for the Military activities. Drones are NOT regarded as aircrafts.

Please note the full information on restrictions are only found in the legal regulation for each Protected Area. The Web address (URL) to is also part of this dataset.

Protected areas
Administrative theme
Dataset owner
The Norwegian Environment Agency
Fact sheeet
Product specification
Portrayal SLD
Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Spatial representation
Vector (Polygons)
Update frequency

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Norwegian Environment Agency
73 58 05 00
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Important information
To produce this dataset, over 3000 regulations are interpreted and a lot of details are digitized. Some mistakes may be present. If you discover mistakes, we greatly appreciate if you tell us about it.

July 2022 - Svalbard: Please note that some zones with restriction on travel bans are missing. Some exceptions for aircrafts are common - please see explanation in annotation field. All annotations are visible on factsheets available for each site.