Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Premium OSL lounge is not another independent lounge at Oslo Gardemoen Airport, in fact, it’s a part of the OSL lounge that’s much newer and is known to the surprisingly few passengers.

The Premium OSL Lounge itself is not brand new, as it was first opened three years ago, the problem here is that the receptionists rarely inform passengers regarding this part of the lounge, so most passengers just ignore the small entrance and stay at the rather dated OSL Lounge.

Entrance Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Just like OSL Lounge, the access to Premium OSL Lounge is obtained by your elite status with an airline’s frequent flyers program, or through some third party programmes, least fortunate case, you may pay 300 kroner for the admission.


Practical 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:

Open from 9:oo am and close before normal lounge closing hours.

Third-party Access Via:

DragonPass, DNB, SpareBank, Handelsbanken

Transitional Entrance Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

They even have a small transitional area before entering the Premium OSL Lounge.


Seating Area:

Since the lounge is newer, they offer some impeccable seating options, with the ambience of lights, you could mistake it for those jaw-droppingly-nice lounges by Cathay Pacific, well, for just one second.

Lounge Area Facing Check-in Area of Departure Hall Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Armchairs Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Bench Sofa Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

As I’ve mentioned, with the minimalistic style of the decor and the ambient lighting setup, they set off the ritziness of the lounge by contrast. Scandinavian design speak for itself here.

Seating Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Large communal table with chairs, with power socket accessible in the middle.

Seating Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Sofa sets arrangements, pleasant-looking and inviting.

Seating Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Another part of the lounge with impeccable seating design.

Seating Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Seating Area Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

The seating area are capacious and the furnitures are modern and full of taste. A small drawback here would be the lack of power socket on each individual seat.

Champagne For Scale Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway


Food & Drinks:

During breakfast hours, they offer exactly the same spread of food and drinks for passengers in both lounges, but was informed by one of the staff that food & drink offerings are slightly better after 1:00 pm and some other times during the day.

Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Tea sets Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

I’ve figured by myself that the tea offerings in the back is a boutique brand from Aarhus, Denmark; which is not available at the “normal” OSL lounge.

Beer on tap,Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Norwegian local beer brand Hansa on tap.

Wine and Champagne, Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Wine Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Wine and sparkling wine offerings, not something you would go out your way to try.

Gluten free offerings Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Another gluten-free corner. Casually displayed.

Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Breakfast offerings.

Fruit, Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Cheese plates Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Sliced fruit and cheese plates. Also not available at OSL lounge.

Salmon Rolls Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Salats and salmon rolls.

Grains,Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Whole grains to complement cereals.

Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

Waffles with fruit jam.

Food and Drinks Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway


Bottom Line:

As I was about to leave the lounge for my flight, I noticed that they start to change into their lunch menu offerings, in which they served some warm plates like curry chicken with pita bread, so I would say, based on my observation, food and drinks offerings at Premium OSL Lounge is consistently better.

If you travel through Oslo airport often or in the future, definitely check out this part of the OSL lounge, I have always had reservations towards contracted lounges in Europe, but if these are what they can manage to offer, I doubt why I wouldn’t have a pleasant pre-departue experience.

Are you surprised by what you see? I looked up online and fail to see much coverage on the new part of the lounge. All the other reviews are only showing the “normal” OSL lounge, so hope some of you guys are excited on finding out about this, as even on Avinor’s website, they do not mention much about it, just the mere picture that set the clue for me.

As always, stay tuned.

Albert Aviation

One thought on “Premium OSL Lounge Review Oslo Airport, Norway

  1. Thanks. Reception didn’t mention this part, but I saw the sign and just went in. No one was checking, although I was flying business class.

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