Review: North Sea Lounge Stavanger Airport

In this review, we will take a look at the only business class lounge at Stavanger Airport: the North Sea Lounge.

Back in the air again

Finally! Today would mark the real start of the trip as I would fly the first segment of the amazing flight ticket deal which would eventually bring me all the way to places as far away as Siberia and Azerbaijan.

I had pondered for a while whether or not to book the early morning KLM flight from Stavanger at 6am to arrive early in the Netherlands to maximise my time in the country, but I figured that the 2nd KLM flight of the day at 11.40am is a much more humane hour of the day to fly.

After the long day sightseeing in the surprisingly beautiful city of Stavanger the day before, I for sure did not regret being able to sleep in for a bit longer in the morning.

Taking the airport bus

After a good breakfast and a quick swim at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, it was time to head to the bus station, which is conveniently located right next to the train station and a short walking distance away from most city centre hotels. There are frequent departures from the bus station to the airport with tickets costing 117 NOK (12 EUR).

The bus tickets are easy to book online, although they can also be bought on the bus itself. It is a comfortable way to reach the airport and much cheaper than a taxi which would otherwise be around 40 to 50 EUR. Judging by the gorgeous blue colours of the skies when I walked towards the bus station at dawn, I was in for a lovely day of flying.

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Stavanger’s byparken in the early morning hours. ©Paliparan
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Stavanger’s byparken in the early morning hours. ©Paliparan
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Koen works as a freelance journalist covering south-eastern Europe and is the founding father and editor-in-chief of Paliparan. As a contributor to some major Fleet Street newspapers and some lesser known publications in the Balkans, he travels thousands of miles each year for work as well as on his personal holidays. Whether it is horse riding in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan mountains, exploring the backstreets of Bogotá, or sipping a glass of moschofilero in a Greek beachside taverna, Koen loves to immerse himself into the local culture, explore new places and eat and drink himself around the world.

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