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, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Trondheim Airport.

What to Expect

Trondheim Airport comprises two small terminals: Terminal A handles domestic flights and Terminal B handles European routes. Terminal A amenities include five eateries and four shops. In Terminal B, there is one restaurant and a duty-free shop. For late-night snacks, 7-Eleven in the Arrivals Hall is open until 12:00AM most nights (except Saturdays). WiFi is free in two-hour sessions, but you can log in repeatedly.

Where to Sleep

The airport does close nightly, but you should have no problem staying in the landside area overnight if you arrive before closing time. Bunk down at the lie-flat benches and sofas in the check-in area or bring a sleeping bag or travel mat to sleep on the floor. Airport noise starts up by 5:00AM. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is located adjacent to the main terminal. Other hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

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€.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

  • Nurseries – Several nurseries/combi rooms are available for breastfeeding and taking care of your baby in both the domestic and international terminals.
  • 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. Locations: Domestic Terminal (near Gate 25 & between Gate 36-37) • International Terminal (near Gate 47).
  • Stroller Rental – If you want to make getting around the airport with your child easier, the airport offers strollers to rent free of charge. Location: After Security Check.

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.

The airport is open 6:00AM – 10:00PM (Mon – Fri) • 9:00AM – 3:30PM (Sat) • 11:00AM – 9:30PM (Sun). However, a reader tells us that the 1st floor remains open 24 hours. (June 2019)

As of October 2019, Trondheim airport is served by the following airlines: Finnair • KLM • SAS • Norwegian • Widerøe • Wizz Air.

Bus

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 • Sixt. Location: Arrivals Hall.

Taxi

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

Train

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: 2019-10-13

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.