GardermoenNorway

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Visit Gardermoen

If you love aeroplanes and everything to do with aviation, a holiday in Gardermoen will hit the spot.

Gardermoen is an area in Norway that is known mainly because Oslo Airport is located there. In other words, it is the perfect place to visit for anyone who has a passion for flying and all things aviation. In addition to the impressive airport, there are several museums in the area that you should visit.

If you don’t fly into Oslo Airport, then make the journey to the airport to watch planes landing and taking off. Remember that you can’t go through the security checkpoint without a ticket, but if you are passionately interested in planes and would like to spend a day at the airport, you can often buy cheap tickets for NOK 2-300. That’s not a bad price for a ringside seat for viewing aircraft landing and taking off for an entire day.

And while you are at Oslo Airport, it’s only a short trip to two of the museums in the area. First, take in the SAS Museet (SAS Museum), which exhibits everything to do with aviation. Here you can see pilot uniforms, an aircraft cabin, different models of aeroplane and also try your hand at the controls in a brand new flight simulator. There is also a separate corner for small children in case the grown-ups want to take a closer look at some of the exhibitions.

After the SAS Museum, proceed along to Forsvarets Flysamling Gardermoen (Armed Forces Aircraft Collection Gardermoen), which is a mecca for aviation buffs. Exhibiting more than 40 aircraft, the exhibition includes “Start”, the first plane in Norway and a fighter jet from the Cold War.

Complete your visit to Gardermoen with a visit to Ullensaker Museum and Trandumskogen minnesmerke (Trandumskogen Memorial). World War II is the central focus of the museum and you can see many different objects on display from this period.

As you might have guessed, Gardermoen is a dream destination if you are passionate about aviation. Not only can you see planes land and take off, you can also examine different aircraft up close at the museums. You can try your hand as a captain in the flight simulator—who wouldn’t want to try and land a big passenger jet at Oslo Airport?

Top hotels in Gardermoen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
4 out of 5
Hotelveien, Gardermoen, Ullensaker
£120
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec

Situated in Ullensaker, this eco-friendly hotel is within 32 miles (52 km) of Norway Trade Fairs, Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House. Oslo Spektrum and Grorud ...

4.3/5Excellent! (5,732 reviews)

"Convenient hotel just across the street from the airport, well connected to the city center by fast train. Ideal for catching early morning flights."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2019

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Gardermoen Airport Hotel
Gardermoen Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
Ravineveien 11, Ullensaker
£74
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 25 miles (40 km) of Norway Trade Fairs, Hurdal Skisenter and Grorud Church. Groruddalen Golf Club and Triaden ...

3.9/5Very Good! (3,422 reviews)

"The breakfast is really good and the rooms are clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2019

Gardermoen Airport Hotel
Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport
Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport
4 out of 5
Henrik Ibsens Vei; Terminal Building, Gardermoen, Ullensaker
£105
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec

Situated in Ullensaker, this eco-friendly hotel is within 25 miles (40 km) of Norway Trade Fairs, Grorud Church and Groruddalen Golf Club. Munch Museum and Oslo ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,376 reviews)

"It's perfect if you are flying out of Oslo. As an American, I'm accustomed to brighter lighting, and wish that had been available in the room. But it was very stylish in a modern European way. It's a very short walk through a covered walkway (very handy as it was snowing sideways the morning we ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2019

Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport

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Munch Museum
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Munch Museum

4/5(53 reviews)

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Holmenkollen Ski Jump
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Holmenkollen Ski Jump

4.5/5(42 reviews)

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Holmenkollen Ski Museum

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Oslo Winter Park
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Oslo Winter Park

4.5/5(11 reviews)

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Mathallen Oslo
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Mathallen Oslo

4/5(4 reviews)

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Oslofjord
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Oslofjord

4/5(1 review)

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Top activities in Gardermoen

Oslo - Walk with a local
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Oslo - Walk with a local

£77

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Oslo Pass
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Oslo Pass

£38

Oslo is a capital city in continuous development. You can discover the history of the city at the Akershus medieval fortress and at the same time see great development projects in the “Barcode” are in Bjørvika.

Oslo Panorama Tour - Holmenkollen & Vigeland Sculpture Park
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Oslo Panorama Tour - Holmenkollen & Vigeland Sculpture Park

£25

If you are short on time, this tour of Oslo is the ideal solution to seeing the best the city has to offer! See the most significant landmarks in the city centre, snap a picture of the stunning Holmenkollen Ski Jump, and admire the striking artworks of Gustav Vigeland.

Oslo Selected Highlights Tour including Kon-Tiki Museum
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Oslo Selected Highlights Tour including Kon-Tiki Museum

£38

Discover some of Oslo's top highlights on this 4-hour tour as you visit sites of cultural, historical and sporting interest across this charming capital city.

Oslo Discovery Tour with certified guides and modern coaches
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Oslo Discovery Tour with certified guides and modern coaches

£38

Set off for a premium tour of Oslo including the top attractions of the Norwegian capital, an expert local guide and modern coach transportation.

Marvelous Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Marvelous Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour

£11

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Reviews of Gardermoen

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Oct 2019

Efficient

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

31 Jul 2019

Sadly found the transport to and from airport/city confusing. Even sadder, we did not seem to meet anyone who wanted to be really helpful or friendly/

5/5 - Excellent

Libis

21 Jun 2019

Only there for the night but were very pleased with the area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Jun 2019

It’s an area with a lot of airport hotels, and as such and excellent choice for an overnight stay to catch your flight.