Oslo Airport Reviews

Oslo Airport (OSL), also known as “Gardermoen,” was once used by the Norwegian army as a camp in 1740. The first flight for military purposes happened in 1912; fields and dirt surfaces were used, in short, no runways. Though, the Nazis took over Gardermoen and built the first proper air facilities. After World War II, the Norwegian Air Force had reclaimed Gardermoen. Now, it’s known to be Oslo Airport (OSL) as it serves as a public type and the largest airport of Norway.

Airport Facilities

Oslo Airport Reviews-shopsOslo Airport’s passenger services and tourist information are available from the information desk in the arrivals hall. And, please be advised, that the airport doesn’t have shower rooms.

Gardermoen has many food options. Opening hours at the airport’s many shops, cafés, restaurants, and travel-related services vary. There are a few concessions that are open 24 hours in the International Terminal like 7-Eleven.  The duty-free shops in the international departures hall and in the international arrivals are open 24 hours.

Free wireless internet is available for two hours to all travellers. The airport also has computer stations with internet access.


Driving from central Oslo, follow the E6 trunk road (which runs through the city to Trondheim and on to the far north of Norway) north until Jessheim, where there is a dedicated exit and airport road. The airport is clearly signposted all the way from the city centre. The total drive time to the airport from Oslo is approximately 40 minutes.
Oslo Airport Reviews-Airport Express Train
For public transport, Airport Express Train connects Oslo Airport to Oslo; travel time depends on the day, but is approximately 10-20 minutes. Regular coach services connect Oslo Airport with various destinations in Norway. For regional bus routes, there is a bus station just south of the railway station, which is within walking distance.

Location – Traffic – Service

The largest of the three airports that serve the Norwegian capital is situated 50km (31 miles) north of Oslo and serves as the primary hub for Norwegian Long Haul, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines, and Widerøe. Oslo Airport operates direct routes to more than 140 domestic and international destinations, as well as over 80 charter destinations. Based on statistics, the 2 runways and 1 terminal airport were able to accommodate 24,678,165 travellers last year.

Airport/Terminal Map
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Oslo Airport Reviews and News

Though, it seems that Oslo Airport reviews online are not happy with their overall experience with the largest airport of Norway. Even if it was ranked as the 56th best airport in the world this year, feedback online are not relative to its achievement. Customers gave the airport a total score of 4/10 on Skytrax, wherein passengers are complaining about the filthy facilities and unorganized service of Oslo Airport.
Oslo Airport Reviews-Terminal 2
Norwegian Air Transport Authority Avinor approved plans on 19 January 2011 for the expansion of OSL with Terminal 2. Set to be finished in 2017, the expansion includes a new pier located directly after security checkpoint with 11 new air bridges, 6 remote stands, a new arrivals- and departure-hall, and a new baggage handling system.

Contact Information:

  • Oslo Airport Reviews-logoAirport Code:         OSL
  • Contact Email:       passasjerservice@osl.no
  • Phone Number:     +47 64 81 20 00
  • Website URL:         https://avinor.no/en/airport/oslo-airport/
  • Address:                 Edvard Munchs veg, 2061 Gardermoen, Norway


terminalWe do hope Oslo Airport will do something about the complaints of their frequent flyers because if this keeps happening. in time, they might keep ranking down. Even if it was 56th last year, they actually ranked down from being on the 49th spot the year before. But, we are hoping after the project T2, the airport will make developments and gather more acknowledgement than complaints.

Have you been to Oslo Airport? Feel free to leave a comment below.




  1. Oslo Gardemoen is a modern and clean airport that meets the European standards. Only two bad comments can be added here. Firstly the Norwegian immigration officers are quite unpolite and they even check all the passengers coming from Schengen zone countries something unusual in the EU airports. Secondly the location of the airport is far away from the city 45km and expensive to access.

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