World Update XV: Nordics & Greenland now available

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has announced World Update XV: Nordics & Greenland is out now.

Bengtskär Lighthouse, Finland.
Bengtskär Lighthouse, Finland. Microsoft

World Update XV covers Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and also includes the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Developed in conjunction with Microsoft partners Bing Maps, Vexcel, Maxar, Gaya Simulations, Orbx and Kjetil Garpestad, the update features 90 custom points of interest, ten TIN (Triangulated Irregular Network) cities, five handcrafted airports and fresh aerial imagery and satellite data across the entire region.

Malmö, Sweden.
Malmö, Sweden. Microsoft

The update also features broad-based, high-resolution geographic updates using significantly enhanced DEMs (Digital Elevation Models) in Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

The ten photogrammetry cities in World Update XV are:

  • Denmark - Aarhus, Copenhagen, Frederikssund, Odense and Roskilde
  • Sweden - Gothenburg, Linkoping, Malmö and Visby
  • Norway - Oslo.
Imagine Peace Tower, Iceland.
Imagine Peace Tower, Iceland. Microsoft

The five handcrafted airports, created by Gaya Simulations, include:

  • Akureyri Airport (BIAR) in Iceland
  • Mo i Rana Airport (ENRA) in Norway
  • Kiruna Airport (ESNQ) in Sweden
  • Ivalo Airport (EFIV) in Finland.

The final airport, developed by Kjetil Garpestad, is a highly realistic rendition of Leknes Airport (ENLK) in Norway.

Kiruna Airport, Sweden.
Kiruna Airport, Sweden. Microsoft

World Update XV also includes four discovery flights, three landing challenges and three bush trips. It is free to all owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator and can be downloaded from the in-sim Marketplace.