Sleeping in Airports

Trondheim Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Trondheim 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.

we weren’t sure whether the airport would be accessible at night, so we asked tourist information to call and ask: officially, the airport would close at midnight. -mooh

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Trondheim Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal passenger airport with limited shopping and dining options.
  • Shops and restaurants close at night. Have some snacks and beverages handy for later if you plan to spend the night.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • If you plan to spend the night here, make sure to show up before the terminal closes for the night. Upon closing, all doors are locked, and passengers will not be let in or out.  Although the airport closes at night, overnight stays are permitted. Reviewers report having an uneventful and quiet overnight experience.
  • After security checkpoints close for the night, passengers are restricted to landside only. Passengers sleeping airside will be required to go back to landside until security reopens, and will need to clear security again to re-enter.
  • Benches are available on the 1st floor near the check-in counters. This area is fairly quiet until passengers start arriving early in the morning to catch their flights, around 5:00AM.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel adjacent to the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

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 through a lounge membership program:

  • SAS Lounge – Location: Airside, near Gate 30. Lounge Access: SAS Membership or SAS ticket plus 24,00€.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Trondheim Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

At Airport Radisson Blu Hotel Trondheim Airport – Located adjacent to the airport terminal. Day rooms are available.  » Check Rates

Near Airport Scandic Hell – (5 minute walk from the airport) Why not spend the night in Hell? Hell, Norway of course! This hotel is less than 700m from the airport, but there is a free airport shuttle bus that runs between the airport, the hotel, and several points in town.  » Check Rates

Near Airport Quality Airport Hotel Vaernes – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Trondheim Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Trondheim Airport for two hours. Connect to the “AIRPORT” network and Select “Free”. After your two hour limit, you can log on again.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Terminal A, Departures Hall • Terminal B, Departures Hall • Terminal A, Arrivals Hall.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Near Gate 25.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Water bottle refill stations are available free of charge. Locations: Landside and Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available (open for all international flights) as well as a small selection of shops.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions. For snacks and drinks be sure you do your shopping at 7 Eleven before it closes. Hours: 6:00AM – 12:00AM (Mon – Fri) • 9:00AM – 10:00PM (Sat) • 10:00AM – 12:00AM (Sun).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage storage is not available at the airport. Avinor Servicesenter offers car key storage. Rate: unknown.

Mobile Charging – A reader (August 2018) tells us that there were plenty of power outlets available for charging your mobile devices.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport is open 24 hours, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.  If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


As of February 2019, Trondheim airport is served by the following airlines: KLM • SAS • Norwegian • Widerøe • Wizz Air. Note: the airport may be served by additional airlines on a seasonal-only basis.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Flybussen airport buses offer service between the airport and hotels in Trondheim city center, also stopping at St. Olav’s Hospital and Sorgenfri Station. Unibuss Værnes-ekspressen offers service to Værnes and beyond. Åre flygtransfer links the airport with Åre, Sweden. NOR-WAY bussekspress runs between Værnes and Namsos, via Trondheim Airport.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Location: Arrivals Hall.


Taxis are readily available outside of the Arrivals Hall, during airport hours of operation.


Trondheim Airport (stop: Værnes) is linked to the city center via NSB local train line Trondheim-Steinkjer and NSB intercity train line Trondheim – Bodø. Total one-way trip time between the airport and city center is 35 minutes. Service is also available to Åre (Sweden).

Last updated: 2019-02-28

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.