The OAC area

Oslo Airport City represents state-of-the-art urban development as a multicore traffic hub development project. Innovative qualities, economic sustainability and urban characteristics will turn this regional powerhouse into a magnet for commerce and employment, as well as stimulating long-term growth and commitment within public-based infrastructures.

Junction and Hub

The Municipality of Ullensaker is the home of Oslo Airport. It has approximately 35 000 inhabitants and is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Norway in terms of employment and population. Forecasts prepared by Statistics Norway predict significant future growth over the next 15 years with an average population growth of 2.5 % per year. The local government is committed, flexible, solution-oriented and have a positive attitude to commercial development.

The area which includes Oslo Airport City, Oslo Airport and the town of Jessheim is experiencing growing interest as well as substantial development of new commercial enterprises and residential construction. The airport, shops, hotels and transport facilities have replaced Norwegian Defence and agriculture as the primary employers in the area. Creating a distinct urban city structure with a strong focus on housing construction and associated services and infrastructures (shops, catering, recreation, kindergartens/schools etc.) supports Oslo Airport City’s vision and goals for development in Norway's fastest growing and most attractive region outside of Oslo.

approx. 35.000 35 000 inhabitants in the Municipality of Ullensaker

2,5 % average population growth per year

Municipality of Ullensaker

  • 2018
  • 2030
  • 2050

Eco-friendly and sustainable region

Political commitment and willingness are invaluable factors for further development of Oslo Airport City and Norway's largest transport hub.

The regional plan for land use and transportation for Oslo and Akershus was adopted by the Municipality of Oslo and by the County Municipality of Akershus in December 2015. This plan was pursued via the merger of several smaller counties into one large county (Viken fylke) as of 01.01.2020.

The plan is a direct consequence of a decision made by the Norwegian Parliament (Proposition to the Odelsting #10 2008/09) in which Oslo and Akershus were required to come up with a strategy to reach the goal of becoming a more competitive and sustainable region, in addition to reaching national targets for climate concerns and transport policies.

The Norwegian government is thus committed to pursuing the success of the plan together with the Municipality of Oslo, the County Municipality of Viken and all municipalities in Viken. The plan concludes in 2030, however, with a perspective towards 2050.

Read more about our sustainable strategy

Regional cities with high growth

The Oslo region will be focusing on the principles of multicore urban development of liveable cities with the overall aim of improving the quality of life in and around Oslo. Reliable and efficient public transport solutions are considered a key element. Regional cities will ideally represent a high proportion (80-90 %) of the housing and workplace growth, and thereby play a more influential role in the region.

Jessheim is outlined as a regional city with high growth and with great capacity for further investments in urban and commercial development in line with increased activity at the airport. The area of Øvre Romerike already experiences a high frequency of commuting across the Gardermoen area. It is advisable to further increase this activity, in a way which encourages the use of public transport for commuting purposes. The public transport axis between Jessheim and Oslo Airport via Gardermoen Næringspark will be improved, and businesses with many employees must be located close to the axis.

The Municipality of Ullensaker implemented a new strategic plan in 2020 which sets the goals for further development of Gardermoen and Jessheim as a regional hub with an international standard and a local identity.

20 min. from OAC to Oslo Central Station

5 min. Airport Shuttle from OSL to OAC

40 % of Norway's population can reach OAC in 2 hours by train, bus or car

300 mill. Europeans can be reached within 2 hours of flying

Oslo Airport is Norway's and possibly Scandinavia’ smost important traffic hub.

Oslo Airport City is ideally located in close proximity to the airport, the main roads, the future freight terminal and attractive residential areas in Jessheim. Furthermore, the connection times to downtown Oslo, regional Norway and Central Europe are short and convenient.

Norway's key regional cities including Bergen, Trondheim, Tromsø, Stavanger and Kristiansand are just a short journey from Oslo Airport City. Important industries in Norway are located in these areas, and the cities are developing in their own right. OAC will potentially be these regions’ firugrehead for the rest of the world to see, strengthening Norway's competitiveness abroad.

2 million people (40% of Norway's population) are only 2 hours away by train, car or bus, and you can reach around 300 million Europeans within 2 hours by air.

8 million inhabitants

The development of high-velocity train lines will change the dynamics of Scandinavia and bind us closer together. OAC/Oslo is an important anchor point in this development. A potential new cargo terminal at Hauerseter would link the railways to OAC as a destination and make Scandinavia more competitive in a global context.

450 kilometres from Oslo to Bergen
560 kilometres from Oslo to Stavanger
420 kilometres from Oslo to Stockholm
940 kilometres from Oslo to Copenhagen


Scandinavia's second largest airport

Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) is Norway's main airport and the country's most central and important hub. In addition to aviation services, OSL has airport hotels, conference facilities, shops, restaurants and other services, as well as over 20 000 parking spaces.

In 2018, OSL had approx. 29 million travellers, establishing it as the second largest airport in Scandinavia. Employment within the hotel-, restaurant- and retail sector has grown significantly from 2005 to 2016, from approx. 11 % to approx. 21% in and around the airport. Today, OSL employs approx. 12 500 people directly. Additionally, subsidiaries, contacts etc. are also essential local employers, adding up to a total of 23 000 people. This number is anticipated to double by 2050, which goes to show that the investments at the airport have made OSL in to one of the country's clearly biggest employers.