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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 the security check again. This is really stressful especially if you only have a 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 a 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 about 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.
Update: June 2019
After Passport Control, I was surprised because they already have Duty Free Shop where you can do your last-minute shopping while waiting for your boarding gate to open. If you feel hungry or thirsty there is Street Eats where you can eat and drink.
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. So we are thankful for the free wifi, we have something to do while waiting for our boarding time.
By the way, we found this airplane slide beside the boarding gate when we traveled from Oslo to Trondheim.
4. Commuting is not a problem because you can ride a taxi, bus or train. There is a train station just outside the arrival area so traveling to and from the airport is not difficult. We rode the train from Oslo Lufthavn to Elverum Station. My husband took the train from Oslo Central Station to Oslo Lufthavn, travel time is 23 minutes.
5. If you have an early flight or late arrival and you need a place, don't worry because there are two hotels that you can choose from. Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson are two hotels that are just in front of Oslo Gardermoen Airport. We stayed at Radisson Blu Hotel because we don't want to miss our flight.
Read: Radisson Oslo Airport Hotel Review