Review: SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen Airport

Visited October 2015

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen

Where is it?

The SAS Gold Lounge is located in the international transit hall in the Schengen area at Oslo Gardermoen airport. After passing through security control, follow the signs for the E and F gates. The lounge is located on the first floor and can be reached using the lift or the stairs on the left hand side just after the taxfree shop.

The Gold Lounge is located inside the regular SAS Lounge. Lounge guests first need to scan their boarding pass to get access to the regular SAS Lounge for SAS Plus and business class passengers, then a second time at a second automatic gate to the left of the buffet area to get access to the gold card lounge.

For SAS and Widerøe domestic passengers there is a domestic lounge to use in the domestic transit hall.

How do I get in?

SAS EuroBonus Gold and Diamond members and Star Alliance Gold get access when flying the same day with SAS and Star Alliance. Star Alliance first class passengers should also get access, although no airline currently offers a first class cabin from Oslo.

What’s it like?

The new SAS Gold Lounge at Oslo Gardermoen opened in July 2015 with a a completely new design, more space and to some extent even a new location, now located to the left of the self-service buffet in the regular lounge. The space which was previously used for the gold lounge is now become part of the business lounge.

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
Inside the lounge

The old lounge was 354 sqm in size, this has now been expanded with another 237 sqm giving a total area of 591 sqm.

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
The lounge is in a new location overlooking the departure hall and check-in area

The design is completely new and it feels far more modern compared to the old design. The furniture are mostly also new with a mix of sofas, armchairs and the signature SAS gold lounge armchairs in black leather, which are slightly larger than the regular ones.

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
Seating areas and the business centre

Food and drinks

The new buffet area also has a new design and is significantly larger than the buffet in the old lounge. The design is very stylish with no less than three different buffets, one area used for the cold buffet, a second one for soup and bread rolls and a third one for drinks, coffee and desserts.

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
Cold buffet

The food varies depending on the time of the day with breakfast in the morning and a cold buffet during the rest of the day with dishes like pasta, potato salad, salmon, chicken or tuna. Bread rolls, cookies and snacks are also available and sometimes also soup.

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
Bread rolls, coffee and tea

The drinks selection includes red, white and sparkling wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
Wine and spirits

There is also a dining area in the buffet area with tables.

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
The dining area

Facilities

Free wireless internet is available and there is a business centre with internet computers and and a second area with workstations for passengers bringing their own laptops. There are also telephone booths for those who need to make a phone call without disturbing others.

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
Work desks with power and USB sockets

Newspapers are no longer offered in the SAS lounges but can be downloaded free of charge to a mobile phone or tablet using the SAS app.

There are restrooms in the lounge but no showers.

There is an SAS service desk in the regular SAS lounge, on the immediate right after entering the lounge.

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
The service centre

Anything else not to miss?

The lounge also has the new relax area by the windows overlooking the domestic transit hall where it is possible to have some rest or take a nap between flights.

SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
The relax area

For passengers travelling with children there is a play area with games and toys, however it is located in the business lounge and not in the gold lounge.

Final impression

The new Gold lounge is a great improvement. It is much larger and has a much more stylish interior compared to the old lounge. A cold buffet and a good selection of drinks. The relax area is also very pleasant.

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