OSL Lounge at Oslo Airport is located at the second floor of the departure level, Just like SAS lounges, you would have to take the stairs or elevator to get to the entrance.
Unknown to many travellers, the OSL lounge has a brand new section on the right after reception which goes by the name Premium OSL Lounge, this lounge is noticeably new and offer somewhat better food & drink offerings during certain times of the day, I have written a separate review on this part of the lounge here.
Before going through the skybridge towards the reception of the lounge, you can see a large board listing all airlines contracted as well as a screen showing passport control queueing time for flights outside of the Schengen area.
Norwegian (long distance flights outside Europe, premium class), Aeroflot, Air France, Czech Airlines, KLM, British Airways, Finnair, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Icelandair, TAP Portugal, TUIfly, Nordic (long distance flights outside Europe, premium class), Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia (Royal Class passengers).
Daily 05:30 – 20:30.
Third-party Access Via:
DragonPass, DNB, SpareBank, Handelsbanken.
Aside from having frequent flyer elite status with one of the OneWorld or SkyTeam member airlines, you may also access the lounge with bank offerings from Norway or memberships schemes like DragonPass; Unfortunately Priority Pass and Diners Club are not accepted here.
Although the receptionist who checked me in took her time with confirming my elite status, she was kind and well-informed.
On the left side of the reception area as well as the entire wall of in front of the reception desk, various magazines and newspapers are displayed, with both Norwegian and English options available.
Here you can see a detailed offering they have on newspapers and magazines, though note that some newspapers and magazines are only to be read in the lounge.
The lounge has ample spacious seating, though it might look rather antiquated, they are very comfortable. They also offer different seating options to suit distinctive passengers’ needs.
Highchairs with communal table next to the catering station.
Comfortable sofa sets.
Quiet working stations at the corner of the lounge.
Single sofa chair for solo travellers. Still filled with ambient lights and tasteful art displays.
At the corner of the main seating area in the lounge, there’s a conference room that is equipped with basic stationaries, though I doubt it would come to frequent professional use. Note that you need to book the room with staff even though it looks vacant.
Food & Drinks:
The lounge offers a decent selection of food and drinks, though it might not come as the highest quality, they do try to put out as many varieties as possible.
The buffet serving area serves mainly cold plate dishes that complement a piece of bread. That’s how people eat in Norway anyway.
Since during my time of visit at the lounge, it was breakfast hours. Here’s the details.
Thoughtfully, the provide some extra seasoning and sauces in addition to basic salt and pepper.
Gluten free options are also featured.
A variety of pastries was offered at the counter with the mini croissants well-heated.
Cereal station with both milk and soya milk.
Bowls of fruit (mainly apples) are placed throughout the lounge’s main serving area.
In terms of alcoholic drinks, this is not the best they can offer, but since Norway is such a pricy country, having something to is better than nothing.
The snacks on offer are also quiet standard.
This lounge does not have much over and above to offer to frequent flyers, being positioned as the only non-Star-Alliance lounge at Oslo airport, they’ve managed to offer something that’s fairly acceptable but could definitely be taken up a notch.
With Oslo airport expanding its non-Schengen part of the terminal soon, a new lounge after passport control would likely to be introduced, so I do sense it as a logical move in renovating this part of the lounge in the very near future.
What do you think of this lounge? Leave a comment.