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Oslo Airport


Oslo Airport (OSL)

Oslo Airport, abbreviated OSL, is also known as Gardermoen Airport or simply Gardermoen because it is located at Gardermoen, which is a suburb located about 22 miles from the center of Oslo.

This airport is the main airport for Oslo, Norway and is the largest of three serving the city. It serves both domestic and international flights and is the second-busiest in all of the Nordic countries. It serves more than 21 million passengers every year, making it the 19th busiest airport in all of Europe as well.

History

The area that is now the Oslo Airport was used by the Norwegian Army in 1740. Its first military airport facilities were built on the same location in the 1940s.

The airport was actually a reserve for charter flights to another Oslo airport until that particular airport was closed in 1998, and Oslo Airport became the primary commercial and charter location for Oslo.

Currently, the airport is beginning construction on its most recent expansion plan, which includes a new terminal that is scheduled to open in 2017.

Services/Amenities

* 20 places to eat or drink
* Shopping - Duty free, electronics, fashion, cosmetics, books, kiosks, gifts, jewelry
* VIP lounge for the Norwegian Royal Family, government and foreign royal families and governments
* Bank
* Lost and found
* Wi-Fi
* 3 Lounges
* Customs and police
* Dining - fast food, bars, restaurants
* Car care facility

Parking

There are a total of 20,000 parking spaces at Oslo Airport, so you never have to worry about finding a place to park. They are divided amongst two parking garages and six lots. Payment is accepted upon exit by credit card, or with a ticket upon entry.

The outdoor lots are within walking distance of the terminal, but there is a free shuttle bus available for use. There is a short-term lot available for picking up or dropping off passengers. There is also short-term express parking that is easier to use and fast to get you to your plane more quickly if you are in a hurry. There are also valet services at an extra charge. There are rental spaces available in the VIP parking garage as well.

Reserved spaces are available for disabled passengers at the same rates as the rest of the parking spaces, only closer to the terminals for easy access. If you have an electric car, you can even charge it here. There are spaces available for the charging of electric cars.

Surrounding Area

If you get to the airport and want to go immediately to your hotel, you are in luck. There are two hotels within walking distance of the airport, so if the weather is nice, you don't have to pay for transportation to the hotel. You can walk there.

If you don't want to walk, though, there are a variety of different transportation services available for you to use. You can rent a car from the airport to drive around during your stay. You can also call for a taxi to take you where you want to go. You can even take advantage of available public transportation, such as the bus or train.

Address:
Oslo Airport,
PO Box 100,
NO-2061 Gardermoen,
Norway
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: 64 812 000
Fax: 64 812 001
E-mail: firmapost@osl.no
Website: www.osl.no
Time Zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is located 50km (31 miles) north of Oslo
IATA airport code: OSL

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