Norway – Oslo Gardermoen Airport OSL

Norway > Oslo

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October 2011

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OSLO GARDERMOEN (OSL)
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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.
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Located 35km NE of Oslo city, when approaching Runway 01L or 01R, you won’t miss the city to the left.
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Beautiful farmlands surround the airport.
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This is runway 01R/19L, the longer of the two at 3600m.
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Taxiway and ramp.
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A bit of spotting … LN-TUD.
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Icelandair TF-FIN, a Boeing 757-200 with winglets … interesting.
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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.
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SAS Star Alliance special edition. LN-RRL.
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SAS winglet.
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Like AirAsia, Norwegian sports a read head too. LN-DYJ.
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Disembarking passengers enter the terminal at this level. Note the wooden flooring.
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Airside main concourse, for departing and transiting passengers.
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Landside, this is the main check-in hall.
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Again note the beautiful wooden claddings. The ceiling is so high, they can fit a 3-storey structure inside it.
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They seem to be using wood everywhere.
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Ourside the terminal, this is the main driveway.
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Stylish logo, and more wood.
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A giant launching a paper-plane greets everyone.
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The parallel driveway and the 92-m tall tower.
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Another angle of the sculpture. Nice.
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The cheapest way to get to downtown Oslo is to go down to the train station.
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This is the express train, Flytoget, most expensive. Forget it.
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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.
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Just a 30-40min ride to downtown, and you have free wi-fi while enjoying the view.

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VIDEOS
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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.
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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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