June 02, 2017

Glimpse of Oslo Airport

If you are traveling a long haul flight, usually you will have a layover and you will experience airport hopping. During our trip to Norway; we had 2 layovers, one in Bangkok and one is Oslo

Oslo Airport is the main international airport of Norway. It is located in Gardermoen, Oslo which is the capital of Norway and considered the most populous city in the country. Compared to other airports, Oslo Airport is not that big but it is one of the busiest airports in Europe, it connects 31 domestic flights and 128 international flights. 



From Oslo Airport, we had a connecting flight to Trondheim (domestic flight). So we picked up our luggage, checked in and pass security check again. This is really stressful especially if you only have few hours before your connecting flight. After our experienced, I was thinking not to have a layover in Oslo again if ever we will go back to Norway. More story on this post





So if you are coming from an international flight and you still have domestic flight, you really need to claim and check-in your luggage again. But when we went home, our luggage went straight to Manila. #stressfree

What I like in Oslo Airport are 

1. Transferring to your connecting flight is not difficult. We did not have a hard time looking for the gate. 







2. When we passed the Passport Control, the IO advised us to go back 2 hours before the flight since we have nothing to do after we passed the Passport Control. 



And because of that, we were able to eat lunch and buy pasalubong before going to the boarding gate.

3. Free wifi for 2 hours. This is very important if you have a kid in tow. 

On our way back to Manila, we have 5 hours layover, I did not explore the airport anymore because I have 3 handcarry, nakakatamad mag-ikot. 



By the way, we found this airplane slide beside the boarding gate when we traveled from Oslo to Trondheim.

22 comments:

  1. Sis ang weird bakit papunta kinuha nyo pa luggage nyo? Mine kasi Manila-Taiwan(short layover lang)-Amsterdam-Trondheim. Sa TRD ko na kinukuha yung luggage ko, bakit nung pauwi kayo ganon din pero nung papunta kinuha nyo pa?

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    1. Oslo lang talaga yung bag tag kasi yun yata policy ng Oslo airport, same sa USA din nung may connecting flight si hubby (domestic). Hassle pero buti nung pauwi, diretso na yung bag.

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  2. I love airports! Thanks for the mini-tour. If ever I will have a layover, I'll make sure to allot 5 hours or more, it's so stressful to run to the boarding gate.

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    1. True, it is difficult if you only have 2 hours before connecting flight.

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  3. Ay true, nakakatamad mag-ikot at gumala if you have a carry-on baggage in tow. Kaya whenever we travel abroad, backpack na lang ginagamit ko para wala na akong binibitbit or hinihigit. :)

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    1. I have backpack din kaso ang bigat, hehehe! Parang mas okay yata kung trolley bag dala ko. :)

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  4. I had stopovers in Bangkok and Karachi before, and my goodness... Bangkok's airport was enormous. It's hard to move around nga if may luggage in tow plus kid/s. But I need to bring at least a backpack for important docs and baby stuff. Love the airplane slide. Can keep the kids busy for a while.

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    1. True, Bangkok airport is so huge and it is really a long walk just to reach the next boarding gate. Thanks to walkalator. :)

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  5. Napapraning ako sa airport so I want to make sure I have 3-5 hours extra time before checking in. Glad you arrived safe at your destinations.

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    1. True, nakakapraning and nakakastress sa dami pila at security check.

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  6. Never experienced airport hopping but when we travel, I carry a backpack lang, so it will always be hassle-free. I think with the traffic situation in our country nasanay na tayo maging maaga, lalo na when going to airports hahaha. :)

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    1. Korek, sa traffic plus sa haba ng pila sa immigration, need talaga maaga sa airport natin.

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  7. Kami naman, we love exploring airport. As much as possible, we give time to roam around. Marami kasing magandang boutique na masarap ivisit and check out new things we haven't seen sold elsewhere. Minsan may mga deals din sila na nakakatipid ka.

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    1. If only, I don't have heavy 3 hand carry maexplore ko rin airport kaso tamad magbitbit anak ko e. hehehe!

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  8. I am scared of connecting flights especially when the airport is huge. I remember almost missing our connecting flight because our plane arrived late and then our connecting flight was literally at the other end of KLIA. Que horror!

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    1. True, sometimes we really need to run just to reach the boarding gate. So I always make sure that my shoes are very comfy so in case I need to run. hehehe!

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  9. Thanks for providing a glimpse of Norway travel! I am always intimated by airports, and think I can easily get lost if I have to travel all by myself. Hahaha

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    1. Big airports are really intimidating, sometimes nafifeel ko rin na maliligaw ako sa airport pa lang. hehehe!

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  10. I live vicariously through your travel posts and am a big fan of your IG feed where you share glimpse of your awesome travel adventure. Countries in Europe are some of the top items on my bucket list and it will be a dream come true to visit some of them one day! I wonder if they sell postcards at these airport and have you ever thought of sending yourself one during your travel? It is something that I want to do when I finally get to travel abroad. Makes great mementos of your trips, too! :)

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    1. Thanks! Norway is a beautiful country so parang maganda lahat ng pictures. Yes, it is really nice idea to send postcards, I will take not of that. :)

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  11. wow! my tita is always at Oslo airport for work. Andami nya nakiita pasalubong. Balita ko mura longchamp jan.

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    1. I was not able to check the bags but I'll take note of that, if ever makabalik kami. :)

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