OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

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.

Entrance at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

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.

View after elevator, OSL Lounge at Oslo Airport, Norway

Airlines accepted at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

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.

Reception Area, OSL Lounge at Oslo Airport, Norway

Reception desk OSL Lounge at Oslo Airport, Norway


Pratical Info:

Contracted Airlines:

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).

Opening Hours:

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.

Banks accepted at OSL Lounge at Oslo Airport, Norway

Priority Pass Not Accepted at OSL Lounge at Oslo Airport, Norway

Although the receptionist who checked me in took her time with confirming my elite status, she was kind and well-informed.

Receptionist desk at OSL Lounge at Oslo Airport, Norway

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.

Magazine spread at OSL Lounge at Oslo Airport, Norway

Newspapers and magazines at OSL Lounge at Oslo Airport, Norway

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.


Seating Area:

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.

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Highchairs with communal table next to the catering station.

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Comfortable sofa sets.

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Quiet working stations at the corner of the lounge.

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Single sofa chair for solo travellers. Still filled with ambient lights and tasteful art displays.

Conference Room at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

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.

Conference Room at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Conference Room at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Note on the table at the Conference Room OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway


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.

Cold Buffet at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

The buffet serving area serves mainly cold plate dishes that complement a piece of bread. That’s how people eat in Norway anyway.

Cold Buffet Dishes at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Since during my time of visit at the lounge, it was breakfast hours. Here’s the details.

Fruits and Smoothie Shots at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Ham and Cheese Slices at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Veges and Tomato Juice at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Salt & Pepper at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Thoughtfully, the provide some extra seasoning and sauces in addition to basic salt and pepper.

Gluten Free Option at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Gluten free options are also featured.

Drink and Food at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Pastries at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

A variety of pastries was offered at the counter with the mini croissants well-heated.

Cereal Station at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Cereal station with both milk and soya milk.

Apples at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Bowls of fruit (mainly apples) are placed throughout the lounge’s main serving area.

Champagne & Non-alcoholic beer at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

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.

Red and White Wine & Beer on tap at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Juices & Water (Stilled and sparkling) at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Soft drinks on tap at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Coffee machines at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

Snacks at OSL Lounge, Oslo Airport, Norway

The snacks on offer are also quiet standard.


Bottom Line:

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.

Albert Aviation

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