Oslo Airport Reviews
Norway’s capital as well as most populous city is served by Oslo Airport (IATA Code: OSL). OSL is the main domestic and international airport in Norway and is known for being the second busiest airport among in the Nordic countries, right after Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport.
Future passengers may wonder what to expect once they land at OSL. If you’re one of those people, then check out the latest Oslo Airport reviews from the airport’s previous passengers.
What People Are Saying About OSL
Despite being a relatively small airport, OSL’s ability to handle large volumes of passengers is remarkable, and many passengers think so too. “Very cute airport with a decent number of food options (given that it is a pretty small airport).”, said Dave Olverson, a previous passenger. He also complimented the interior design, saying that the airport reminded him of a ski lodge because of the clean and polished wooden beams on the airport’s ceiling.
The airport’s efficiency is also something to take note of. Despite the long queues, you don’t have to worry about standing in line for too long because the security/check-in/baggage/etc processes are speedy.
Some people, however, said that the staff in the immigration and help desks were rude.
The airport has a cozy yet classy feel to it, perhaps due to the polished wood design. The terminal is clean and spacious, although there aren’t many chairs for passengers to sit on. The facilities include:
- Mobile charging outlets – most of them can be found underneath the seats.
- Free drinking water – If ever you get thirsty, you can refill your water bottle with pure Norwegian drinking water fountains which can be found past the security area.
- Currency exchange/ATM machines
- Free strollers – this is great for passengers traveling with small children.
- Luggage and storage lockers – If you want to leave some stuff behind the airport, go to the Arrivals Hall and leave them inside the lockers there.
- Food and dining – lots of dining options can be found in the airport. There is a 7-Eleven outlet and a food market inside, but most of them are a bit pricey.
There is a free WiFi for the first two-hours of connection, however, after that you will have to pay for it. 14 internet kiosks can be found in the domestic departure gate, the arrivals hall and the international departures gate.
Getting to and from the airport is made possible by trains like the Airport Express, NSB regional trains and NSB local trains. Taxi cabs, buses, shuttles, and car-for-rents are also available.
Location, Traffic and Service
OSL is can be found 35 kilometers or 22 miles to the northeast of Oslo. Being the second busiest airport in Norden, it is fully capable of handling millions of customers per year. Last 2015, OSL handled a total of 234,974 aircraft movements, 13,760,670 international and 10,917,495 domestic passengers, giving them a total of 24,678,165 passengers.
The airport has two long runways, one spanning 11,811 feet in length and the other being 9,678 feet long.
It serves as the hub for Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Long Haul, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe.
- Airport Code: OSL
- Phone number: +47 06400
- Website URL: https://beta.avinor.no/en/flyplass/oslo
- Address: Edvard Munchs veg Gardermoen, 2061 Norway
The overall impression I got of OSL based on the Oslo Airport reviews is generally positive. It is efficient, good-looking, clean and perfectly capable of handling flights and passengers. However, it is far from perfect. From expensive food to (reportedly) unfriendly staff, it still has plenty of room for improvement.
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