Review: North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola Airport

Visited October 2018

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola

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.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
The entrance

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.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
The airlines using the lounge

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”.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
The reception area

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.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
Inside the lounge

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.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
Cool designer furniture

There are also plenty of design objects in the bookshelves as well as some local art.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
Modern design

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.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
Great apron view

Food and drinks

Food and snacks are available from the self-service buffet area, which is also rather stylish in dark wood.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
The self-service buffet area

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.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
Bread rolls, pastries and cereals
North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
Cheeses, cold cuts and vegetables

Beer, wine, soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea are available for self service, but there are no spirits.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
Wine and juices

Facilities

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.

North Sea Lounge, Stavanger Sola
Work desks and a selection of newspapers

Final impression

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.

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