A guide for Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)

Here’s everything you need to know about your next stopover at Oslo Airport (OSL)

Enjoy your time at Oslo Airport. Image credit: xenotar/iStock
Enjoy your time at Oslo Airport. Image credit: xenotar/iStock

Oslo Airport services about 28 million passengers per year and sits about 35 kilometers outside the city of Oslo in Gardermoen, which is also the former name of the airport.

Whether Norway is your final destination or you’re passing through Oslo on the way to another international airport, knowing your way around can make a difference. Check out this useful airport guide and airport map for all the information you need.

Airlines flying out of Oslo Airport

Oslo Airport has one terminal with 72 gates, with one wing serving domestic travelers and two wings devoted to international travel. These are the airlines that fly through the airport:

  • Adria Airways
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aeroflot
  • AeroMexico
  • Air Austral
  • Air Baltic
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • Air Leap
  • Air Malta
  • Air Mauritius
  • Air Nostrum
  • Alitalia
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • American Airlines
  • Atlasglobal
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Blue Air
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Cityjet
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Danish Air
  • Delta Airlines
  • Easyjet
  • Egyptair
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • EuroAtlantic Airways
  • Finnair
  • FlexFlight
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • GOL
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Helvetic Airways
  • Hi Fly
  • Iberia
  • Icelandair
  • JAL Japan Air Lines
  • Jet Time
  • Joon
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM Cityhopper
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Loganair
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Luxair
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • Norra Norwegian Regional Air
  • Norwegian Air
  • Norwegian Air International
  • Norwegian Air Sweden
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Ryanair
  • SAS Ireland
  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Smart Lynx Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • Stobart Air
  • Sun-Air
  • Sun Express
  • TAP Portugal
  • Thai Airways International
  • Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ukraine International Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Vueling
  • Wideroe
  • Wizz Air
  • Xiamen Airlines

Oslo Airport lounges – relaxation is close at hand

Most of the airport lounges at Oslo Airport are for those flying SAS Scandinavian Airlines, which hosts three lounges at Oslo Airport: The SAS Lounge, the SAS Gold Lounge, and the SAS Domestic Lounge. If you’re not flying SAS, there’s still a lounge option for you.

SAS Lounge

If you’re flying in premium class with SAS, Wideroe, or a Star Alliance airline, this is the lounge for you. EuroBonus silver customers also have access at certain times of the year, and other SAS passengers may purchase day passes.

Guests can enjoy a hot and cold buffet, free Wi-Fi, digital magazines and newspapers, and a business center with computers and printers available. In addition, a phone room allows you to make calls in privacy, and office space is available if you need to hold a meeting. A separate children’s room lets families traveling together have their own space.

SAS Gold Lounge

The gold lounge is set aside for passengers with Star Alliance or EuroBonus gold cards. Here you’ll also find a hot and cold buffet, free Wi-Fi and a business center, along with a private phone room and an office available for use. Unwind in the relaxation area, or use the provided travel service to work out details of your next flight.

SAS Domestic Lounge

This newer lounge is available to ticketed premium SAS, Wideroe and Star Alliance passengers, as well as EuroBonus and Star Alliance Gold members. EuroBonus silver members gain access during certain times of the year, and ticketed passengers may purchase day passes online (but not in person).

This lounge has several more features in addition to the hot and cold buffet, free Wi-fi, private phone room, and guest office. Get in a full workout at the lounge’s fitness center (bring your own clothes and shoes), and then freshen up at the lounge’s fully stocked shower suites. A barista is on duty making customized drinks at the coffee bar, and a daylight booster helps energize you during the long, dark hours of winter.

Enjoy barista-made coffee to order. Image credit: PPAMPicture/iStock
Enjoy barista-made coffee to order. Image credit: PPAMPicture/iStock

OSL Lounge

The OSL Lounge, which is open to any passenger who wants to pay for a day pass, offers free access to premium passengers on Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air France, KLM, British Airways, Finnair, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Icelandair, TAP Portugal, and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. Visitors enjoy a cold buffet and access to computer rooms and conference rooms for getting some work done.

Inside the OSL Lounge is the Premium OSL Lounge, which is for first-class passengers or elite status with the above airlines’ frequent flyer programs. Sleek Scandinavian style predominates, with plenty of comfortable seating and a shower room. Visitors to this lounge enjoy somewhat upgraded buffet options, including hot food.

Hotels near Oslo Airport – easy access from Gardermoen

Because Oslo Airport is quite a drive from Oslo, checking in to an airport hotel may be your smartest move when you arrive. Take a look at these fine, four-star options:

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel

You can walk straight to the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel from the airport, thanks to a connecting passage — a true benefit during cold winter months. Soundproofed windows help you get a good night’s sleep, and all rooms feature a desk so you can get a little work done. The Fit4Flight fitness center includes a golf simulator, hydromassage showers, and a sauna to help you get the kinks out of your muscles after a long flight.

Scandic Oslo Airport Hotel

You’re just a five-minute drive from the airport when you book a room at the Scandic Oslo Airport Hotel. Two restaurants plus a bar make sure you get the nourishment you need, with organic options available at the breakfast buffet. The fitness center is well-equipped and features an outdoor boule court, or you can rent walking poles or bikes to explore the area.

Oslo Airport shopping – memories and practical items

You’ll find a good set of shops available in both the Domestic and International areas of Oslo Airport, making it easy to pick up gifts and souvenirs, to fill out your wardrobe, or to grab those last-minute necessities for your flight.

Domestic-side shopping

Make sure you have the reading material you need for your flight by stopping at Tanum, which has a wide selection in both Norwegian and English. All the tech you want is waiting for you Elkjop Travel, where you’ll find brands including Apple, Fitbit, Beats, and GoPro. Even though you’re flying domestic, Travel Value will give you the same prices on perfume, sunglasses, and cosmetics as you’d get at the duty-free shops on the international side. Grab the toiletries and travel accessories at Kiosk.

Women can complete their outfits with separates and accessories at Aera Dame, while Aera Mann features popular fashion brands including Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Eton, and Long Island. You can also spruce up your look with a haircut and styling at Cutters.

International-side shopping

Duty-free shopping is available for passengers arriving at and departing from Oslo Airport — pick up alcohol, chocolate, cosmetics, fragrances, and tobacco without paying customs in your home country. Travel Value Shopping features accessories and clothing from name-brand designers in a duty-free format, and you can find fine jewelry and watches from brands including Chopard, Longines, and Omega at Thune.

The housewares at Ting feature clean Scandinavian design that will elevate your home or serve as ideal gifts for family and friends. More gifts await you at Way Nor, where you can pick up reindeer skins, wool blankets, and knitwear to remind you of your visit to Norway. If you wish you could take that amazing Norwegian smoked salmon home with you, go for it at Salmon House.

Stock up on travel electronics with a stop at Dixons Travel for headphones, tablets, and mobile phones or fill up your carry-on with reading material from Tanum and Narvesen.

Oslo Airport restaurants – Scandinavian specialties and more

You can stop for a tasty bite on your way to board or after you’ve landed at Oslo Airport, and your choices include proteins (reindeer! moose!) that you won’t find at most other airports. Check out these restaurants and quick-serve spots waiting to help you feel welcomed. The restaurants in the Arrivals Hall are outside the security check, so they’re great choices if you want to have a last bite with your local colleagues or friends before boarding.

Enjoy Scandinavian treats, such as the cinnamon roll, at Oslo Airport. Image credit: Sarah Biesinger/iStock
Enjoy Scandinavian treats, such as the cinnamon roll, at Oslo Airport. Image credit: Sarah Biesinger/iStock

Departures Hall

Whether you’re in the mood for a reliable sandwich or want to try some uniquely Norwegian fare, your pre-departure choices are varied and intriguing:

  • Bolgen & Moi Food Garage: Unexpected combinations prove delightful at this popular spot. Don’t miss the komper (potato ball) made with lamb and rutabaga.
  • W.B. Samson: Those irresistible Scandinavian cinnamon rolls are here, along with other pastries and freshly-made bread. (Don’t worry, there’s one in the arrivals hall, too.)
  • Two Tigers: Pick up some sushi for the plane, or pause for ramen, rice dishes, and soups filled with savory Asian flavors.
  • Ritazza: Handmade focaccia, burgers with an Italian twist, and other Italian specialties await you, along with custom-made coffee poured by a barista.
  • Everyday Kitchen: You’ll find healthy dishes with a touch of Scandinavian flair here.
  • Humle and Malt: Craft beer brewed for Oslo Airport exclusively is the draw here, along with the venison burgers and open-faced salmon sandwiches on beer bread.
  • Fjola: Ingredients from local farms fuel the dishes here, including chicken confit, steak sandwiches, and fresh-baked apple tarts.
  • The Aquavit Bar: Choose from a wide variety of aquavit flavors, as well as pub food including sandwiches and cakes.
  • Food Truck Festival: Everyone loves street food so enjoy some of the best, choosing from five food trucks that serve everything from pizzas to burritos.
  • Hunter Bar: Looking for a moose burger or a reindeer wrap? This bar is the place to pick up all these Norwegian specialties, along with Norwegian beer, aquavit, and whiskey.
  • Fiskebaren: Norwegian seafood at its best is on the menu here, including shellfish salads, fish soup, and fresh oysters. If you’re in need of breakfast, the Champagne should be flowing here to make your morning special.
  • TGI Friday’s: This authentic American favorite serves popular U.S. favorites including barbecued baby back ribs, Buffalo wings, and quesadillas.
  • Jamie’s Italian: You can pre-reserve a table at this Italian spot that turns out homemade Italian food, including vegetarian options and a kids’ menu.
  • Northland: Sandwiches on baguettes are on the menu here, putting a contemporary spin on Norwegian bread culture.
  • Parken: If you feel as if you’ve been traveling forever, you may want to experience the simplicity of sitting under a tree. That’s exactly what you can do at this indoor park that serves barista-made coffee and focaccias.
  • Jamie’s Deli: Build your own salad, or have a healthy breakfast before you board at this spot that celebrates simple, good food.
  • Haven: The focus is on organic and natural at this spot that specializes in berries, vegetables, and fruits. Even the beer and coffee are organic here.

Arrivals Hall

Sometimes after deplaning, all you want to do is sit down and have a bite to eat in a place that isn’t moving. At Oslo Airport, these restaurants are all happy to satisfy that craving:

  • Wagamama: Asian fusion choices focus on noodle and rice dishes of all sorts — or order an Asian beer or cup of sake to relax.
  • La Baguette: Fresh sandwiches (think spicy chicken with avocado), smoothies, and salads to pep you up.
  • Peppe’s Pizza: It’s worth waiting a few minutes for this fresh-baked pizza that follows a 30-year-old recipe.
  • Joe & the Juice: This Scandinavian twist on a juice bar uses local ingredients in its juices and sandwiches.
  • Havsalt: More excellent Norwegian seafood makes the menu here, where the most popular dish is fish soup with mussels — but you’ll also have to choose between herring, lobster, shrimp, and more.

Going through customs and passport control isn’t the last stage in your journey — but you can keep your travel flowing smoothly when you book a reliable Blacklane airport transfer at Oslo Airport to make that final connection to your destination comfortable and stylish.