Where is it?
The North Sea Lounge is located airside in the transit hall for international passengers. After passing through the large duty free shop the entrance to the lounge is on the left hand side.
It is not possible to visit the lounge flying to a domestic destination as departing domestic and international passengers are separated after the security control.
How do I get in?
Air France/KLM, Widerøe, Icelandair and Air Baltic all use the North Sea Lounge for the premium passengers, which include business class passengers and top-tier frequent flyers.
You will not have access flying SAS.
A number of credit cards also give access and it is possible to pay to get access. However it is not possible to enter using for example Priority Pass.
What’s it like?
This is currently the only lounge at the airport which opened in October 2015 as “a place to relax and get some work done before the flight”.
The interior is very stylish in mostly dark colours such as black, grey and brown. Apparently the design has been created to reflect the region of Rogaland where Stavanger is situated.
The lounge is divided into several seating areas with either comfortable sofas or armchairs. On the lounge webpage they describe it as an “additional living room”, which makes some sense when you see the interior. It really does feel more like a living room than an airport lounge.
There are also plenty of design objects in the bookshelves as well as some local art.
There is a good view of the apron and the runways through the panorama windows, although of course Stavanger is not the busiest of airports.
Food and drinks
Food and snacks are available from the self-service buffet area, which is also rather stylish in dark wood.
The selection of food and snacks changes depending on the time of the day with breakfast items in the morning and some sandwiches, bread rolls, snacks, cold cuts and vegetables offered later during the day.
Beer, wine, soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea are available for self service, but there are no spirits.
Newspapers and magazines are available next to the reception desk. There are work desks and free wireless internet if you need to get some work done. Restrooms are also available inside the lounge.
A stylish lounge with a modern interior, a reasonable selection of food, snacks and drinks and a decent apron view. Not bad for a third-party lounge at a smaller regional airport.