[RELEASE] Release Notes (1.17.3.0) World Update V: Nordics Now Available!

The virtual world in Microsoft’s Flight Simulator is getting its latest major update, one with a focus on Europe’s Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Renowned for its natural splendor and architectural wonder, this region has been rendered in its most realistic fidelity yet in World Update V: Nordics.

Simmers can take to the northern European sky and explore vast fjords, intriguing urban vistas, domineering peaks, and centuries-old castles from within the cockpit. World Update V: Nordics includes improvements in detail of broad swaths of landscapes, enhancements to regional architecture, improved data for 100 airports and 77 carefully selected points of interest. The update also has five bush trips, one for each of the Nordic countries, that show off some of the very best of these destinations.

This latest update also includes five landing challenges designed to test and hone aviation mettle throughout a range of conditions. The airports used for the landing challenges, Denmark’s Bornholm, Iceland’s Ísafjörður, Sweden’s Stockholm Arlanda, Norway’s Svalbard, and Finland’s Vaasa, have all been carefully replicated by hand for maximum realism.

World Update V: The Nordics is available FREE to all Microsoft Flight Simulator users. Be sure your simulator is up to date first, then visit the Marketplace to download the Nordic Countries Bundle, and get ready to immerse yourself in this magnificent part of the world!

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Some packages in your community folder may not have been updated and, as a result, may have an unexpected impact on the title’s performance and behavior. Please move your community package(s) to another folder before relaunching the title if you suffer from stability issues or long loading times.
  2. Open the Microsoft Store or Steam application (whichever you use to play the sim) and download the launcher update for the some. More in-depth guide here.
  3. Launch Microsoft Flight Simulator and install the in-game content update.
  4. Once in the sim, head to the Marketplace and download the free content update for The Nordics.

RELEASE NOTES 1.17.3.0

LOCALIZATION

  • New localization languages have been added (Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish)

WORLD

  • Updated aerial imagery in parts of the Nordic countries and French oversea territories (La Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyane and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon)

  • Updated elevation data for Norway, Denmark, Finland

  • Watermasks have been updated at various locations

NAVIGATION

  • New AIRAC cycle 2106 has been implemented

  • Fixed an issue preventing users from requesting fuel trucks on airports with fuel pumps but without ground equipment parking

POINTS OF INTEREST

Point of Interest Location
Roskilde Cathedral Denmark
Ǿresund Bridge Denmark
Amalienborg Denmark
Copenhagen Opera House Denmark
Egeskov Castle Denmark
Frederiksborg Castle Denmark
Frogner Park / Sculptures Denmark
Kronborg Castle Denmark
Lego House Denmark
Rosenborg Castle Denmark
Men at Sea Denmark
Ceres Park, Aarhus Denmark
Aalborg Stadium, Aalborg Denmark
Blue Water Arena, Esbjerg Denmark
Brǿndby Stadium Denmark
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen Denmark
Helsinki Cathedral Finland
Petäjävesi Old Church Finland
Turku Cathedral Finland
Uspenski Cathedral Finland
Bomarsund Bridge Finland
Replot Bridge Finland
Vylisto Bridge Finland
Olavinlinna Finland
Suomenlinna Finland
Näsinneula Finland
Turku Castle Finland
Bolt Arena / Helsinki Ice Hall Finland
Helsinki Olymic Stadium, Helsinki Finland
Hallgrimskirkja Church Iceland
Hvitserkur Iceland
Perlan Iceland
Arctic Cathedral Norway
Heddal Stave Church Norway
Nidaros Cathedral Norway
Urnes Stave Church Norway
Fyksesund Bridge Norway
Hardanger Bridge Norway
Helgeland Bridge Norway
Storseiundet Bridge Norway
Tromsø Bridge Norway
Bryggen (Bergen0 Norway
Oslo Opera House Norway
Pulip Rock / Preikestolen Norway
Royal Palace, Oslo Norway
Tyholttårnet Norway
Holmenkollbakken Norway
Brann Stadion, Bergen Norway
Intility Arena, Oslo Norway
Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim Norway
Sparebanken Sǿr Arena, Kristiansand Norway
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Norway
Viking Stadion / SR-Bank, Stavanger Norway
Frederik Church Sweden
Church of Holy Trinity Sweden
Kiruna Church Sweden
Storkyrkan Stockholm Cathedral Sweden
Höga Kusten Bridge Sweden
Öland Bridge Sweden
Sölvesborg Bridge Sweden
Tallberg Bridges Sweden
Tjörn Bridge Sweden
Uddevalla Bridge Sweden
Dragon Gate Sweden
Kullen Lighthouse Sweden
Drottningholm Palace Sweden
Helsinki Ice Hall Sweden
Royal Swedish Opera Sweden
Stockholm City Hall Sweden
Stockholm Palace Sweden
Turning Torso Sweden
Boras Arena, Broas Sweden
Eleda Stadion, Malmö Sweden
Friends Arena, Stockholm Sweden
Ullevi Gothenburg Sweden
Guldfageln Arena, Kamlar Sweden
Tele2 Arena, Stockholm Sweden
Svinesund Bridge Sweden / Norway

Improved Airport data on 99 airports

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The Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

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