Sleeping in Airports

Stavanger Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Stavanger Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I have been at this airport many times and it is a quiet and nice airport. Few people, and the people who works there are friendly. Enough seatings which are comfortable. – a traveller

SVG Airport Overview

stavanger airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Stavanger Airport Sola.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Stavanger Airport (code: SVG) primarily handles European routes, with separate departure areas for domestic and international flights. Amenities include several eateries and shops, including an airside duty-free open 24 hours and a landside convenience shop that closes for only two hours overnight. WiFi is free for two hours. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Stavanger Airport

The baggage claim area has plenty of padded benches, but the area is cold, so bring a blanket or sleeping bag. Or, head to the Kissing Point on Floor 2 above the check-in area for long benches, dim lighting, and power outlets. For uninterrupted sleep, two hotels are within walking distance, and other hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Stavanger Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport terminal is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Stavanger Airport:

  • Scandic Stavanger Airport – Two-minute walk to the terminal.  » Check Rates
  • Clarion Hotel Air – The hotel is within easy walking distance of the airport terminal for those travelling light. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Quality Airport Hotel – Accessible by Airport Bus (departs every 15 minutes) and public bus # 42 (departs every 30 minutes).  » Check Rates
  • Sola Strand Hotel – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Stavanger, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • The North Sea Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 1st Floor, next to Duty-Free. Lounge Access: Pay at Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Stavanger Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, 1st Floor (variety of currencies available here) • Arrivals, 1st Floor, Main entrance Hall • Domestic departures, near bookstore • International departures, near Gate 10.

Currency Exchange – Foreign currencies are available at one of the ATMs [ see ATMs section above ].

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Locations: International Departures Zone, Gate 11 • Domestic, Airside, between Gate 18 and 20.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free and a small selection of shops are available, including two magazine shops. The Duty-Free store is open 24 hours. The Point Kiosk (Arrivals) sells snacks and take-away meals (Hours: 3:00 AM – 1:00 AM).

Family Services – Travelling with children? These services are available to help you get through the airport easier:

  • Bottle Warming – Ask one of the staff members at one of the airport’s restaurants to help warm your baby bottles. Microwave ovens are also available in nursing rooms located in Gate 17 and Gate 10B.
  • Stroller Rental – If you want to make getting around the airport with your child easier, strollers are available for use free of charge airside until your flight departure.
  • Children’s Play Area – Two play areas are available. Location: Gate 19 (Domestic) and Gate 11 (International).

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, no restaurants are open 24 hours. You will also find these options available:

  • Landside: Max Burgers • Puro Gusto.
  • Airside Domestic: Pink Fish • Pronto by Renaa • Narvesen • Crafts.
  • Airside International: Havsalt • Caffè Ritazza • Food Bar.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available

Mobile Charging – A reader (2019) mentioned that plenty of outlets (marked with stickers) are available throughout the airport.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Stavanger Airport for 4 hours. Connect to the “AIRPORT” network and select “Free.” After the four-hour limit has expired, you can log on again.

Stavanger Airport is served by the following airlines: Air Baltic • British Airways • Danish Air Transport • Flyr • Icelandair • KLM • Lufthansa • Loganair • Norwegian • SAS •  Widerøe • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport offers a good variety of bus options for travellers. As of this update, Flybussen Airport Express offers service to and from Stavanger for NOK 180 (one way) or NOK 270 (roundtrip). Bus connections are also available to Sandnes, Bryne and Jåsund.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer services on-site in the green building opposite the terminal: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Stop at the taxi stand near the parking garage to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.