Norway > Oslo
OSLO GARDERMOEN (OSL)
Being an avid traveler (not a tourist), I know right away if I like a new airport that I arrive at. It’s like a sixth sense, I can feel the place uplifting my spirit, giving me good vibes, as soon as I sight it from inside the landing plane. And Oslo Gardermoen is one of them.
Located 35km NE of Oslo city, when approaching Runway 01L or 01R, you won’t miss the city to the left.
Beautiful farmlands surround the airport.
This is runway 01R/19L, the longer of the two at 3600m.
Taxiway and ramp.
A bit of spotting … LN-TUD.
Icelandair TF-FIN, a Boeing 757-200 with winglets … interesting.
Norwegian with its ‘famous Scandinavians’ series. I spotted Roald Amundsen twice, but too far to snap decent pics. Norwegian generally offers cheaper fares than SAS, otherwise not much difference.
SAS Star Alliance special edition. LN-RRL.
Like AirAsia, Norwegian sports a read head too. LN-DYJ.
Disembarking passengers enter the terminal at this level. Note the wooden flooring.
Airside main concourse, for departing and transiting passengers.
Landside, this is the main check-in hall.
Again note the beautiful wooden claddings. The ceiling is so high, they can fit a 3-storey structure inside it.
They seem to be using wood everywhere.
Ourside the terminal, this is the main driveway.
Stylish logo, and more wood.
A giant launching a paper-plane greets everyone.
The parallel driveway and the 92-m tall tower.
Another angle of the sculpture. Nice.
The cheapest way to get to downtown Oslo is to go down to the train station.
This is the express train, Flytoget, most expensive. Forget it.
Catch this one, the regional NSB trains. Slightly slower than Flytoget, it’s only NOK88 one-way, even cheaper than the airport bus Flybussen. And buy the tickets at the vending machines — buy at the counter, and you get charged extra for (human) service.
Just a 30-40min ride to downtown, and you have free wi-fi while enjoying the view.
Qatar QR953 Doha-Oslo. Plane is A7-ACI, Airbus A330-200, MSN 746, delivered to QR on 18/05/06. Doha take-off and Oslo landing on Runway 01R shown, on 12/10/11. Note the not-so-smooth landing at OSL Gardermoen.
Two scenes at Oslo Gardermoen Runway 19L. Norwegian DY261 Tromsø-Oslo, B737-300 reg. LN-KKS, landing on 18/10/11, and Qatar QR954 Oslo-Doha, A330-300 reg. A7-ACM, take-off on 19/10/11.
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