Quality Hotel Gardermoen Airport
Phone: (47) 63 926100
Fax: (47) 63 926101
Completed in 1998, Oslo Gardermoen Airport is one of Europe's most modern hubs. Although it is located 47 kilometers (29 miles) outside of the city, transportation is fast and easy to access. The airport has a wealth of facilities including shops, a pharmacy, a travel agency, ATMs, a currency exchange, lounges and a meditation room. A multi-story car park has direct access to the terminal building, while frequent shuttle buses service four additional ground level car parks. Parking rates vary depending on the proximity of the car park to the terminal. The express Flytoget train whisks you from Gardermoen to the central Oslo S Station in less than 20 minutes. Departures are every ten minutes. Alternatively, the Flybussen service departs every 15 minutes and takes 40 minutes to reach Bussterminalen Galleriet. Taxis wait at the front of the airport and take about 50 minutes to reach the city center. These can be outrageously expensive. Despite its modest size, Gardermoen ! Airport has a very good range of food services. A coffee shop, sandwich bar, café, restaurant serving Norwegian specialties, and lounge bar are available. Several offer a takeaway food option for those on the run. The unpredictable nature of Norwegian weather makes for frequent delays during the winter. Ice and fog can close the airport for hours.
Ullensaker kirke is one of the main churches in the county. It is said that, the site where the church stands today was a temple devoted to Ullr, the Norse God of Winter and Sport, centuries before the a church was formed in 1100s. Consecrated in 1958, under the guidance of St. Olav, this building that stands today is mainly a concrete structure designed by Arnstein Arnberg and Per Solemsli wherein some artifacts, like the baptismal font, date back to 1100s. The Baroque-style altar, pulpit and some of the paintings are from 1600s. If you're a history or an arts buff, this church will leave you mesmerized.
Said to be built in early 1200s, Eidsvoll kirke is designed in a Romanesque style. An important part of a pilgrimage walk, it is frequented by the pilgrims as well as tourists. Some archaeologists have reasons to believe that the older church was actually built on an already existing one. Throughout the ages the church has been restored many times, more recently in 1885 and later in 1965.
Tourist train Tertitten is good fun for all Thomas the Tank Engine fans. The old train with its original steam locomotive was in regular use between 1896 and 1960. Today Tertitten only carries tourists. For an admission fee you get a four-kilometer ride on the old veteran. Bring your own refreshments and get off at Bingsfoss station for a stop at the scenic picnic area.
Skedsmohallen is a municipal indoors sports hall, facilitating for all kinds of ball games, martial arts. athletics and more. Built around 1981-82, it is also used for cultural events and regularly used as a concert venue. Some of the major artists who have played in the hall are Judas Priest, Metallica, Depeche Mode and Def Leppard.
Lillestrøm is a city at the heart of the municipality of Skedsmo. Beginning as a modest settlement of workers of a nearby saw mill, it was declared a full-fledged city in 1997. From a touristic point of view, Lillestrøm is known for a 4 day festival which is arranged in the main street of the city. This festival includes music concerts by famous artists, food stalls, retail exhibitions and carnival rides. For more information, check the website.
Just a short ride outside Oslo proper, this trade show facility hosts a variety of programs throughout the year. The spectacular facility covers 39,000 square meter (42,000 square feet) of well-organized space divided into 55 meeting rooms, exhibition & convention center, restaurant & bar, promenade and service center. Each venue is of varying configuration; the Exhibition & Convention Centre has room for upto 12,000 delegates while 25 of the meeting rooms have a capacity of more than 100 delegates each. Also the onsite technical staff, project handlers and event organizers will help tailor the events whether big or small to guarantee success. Check out the website for further information.
Located at Stovner, this place is not like just any other church. It strives to promote various activities for children as well as adults. They organize loads of community service programs that also spread togetherness in the neighborhood. Other programs for children include jazz concerts, music and dance concerts. Check out the website for further details.
Founded in 1989, Fjellhamar Kirke is one you can recognize from a distance. The red facade with black roof tiles makes this church stand apart from most others with plain exteriors. Apart from the usual church service, many cultural events are also organized.
If you drive north towards Gardermoen (leave the motorway to Lvenstad at Lrenskog), only 15-20 minutes north of Oslo you will find a real Mahayana temple set in a typical eastern Norwegian landscape of wooded, sloping hills interspersed with fields and farms. Buddhism was introduced to Norway as a means of expanding one's mind in the 1970s; today, Tibetan, Japanese, Burmese, Laotian, Thai, South Korean and other communities ensure Buddhism stays alive. The Khuong Viet Temple belongs to the biggest Buddhist Congregation in Norway, namely the Vietnamese, which has 5200 members. In 1989 they bought a dwelling here to serve as their assembly hall and headquarters. Five years later it was replaced with today's temple, designed by one of the resident monks. It can be visited by appointment. All Buddhist communities in Norway can be reached through Buddhistforbundet.
This company offers sightseeing tours and excursions by coach. All sightseeing tours within the city are led by authorized Oslo guides. Departures are from the Norway Information center by Aker Brygge, daily at 10a; in the summer period they go also at 1:30p and 5p. They also organize one or two-day trips to Flåm/Aurland/Bergen. See the official Oslo Guide for further details on times and prices, or call for a brochure.
Established since 1998, Furuset Forum has had a fantastic tenure. The forum is absolutely audience-friendly and loves to host various kinds of events and concerts. The sport facilities offered here are hockey, tennis, handball, football, and many athletic events. This center also provides training in a number of sports as well as hold many matches. Check out the website for detailed information.