‘Sound shower’ at Oslo airport is music to the ears of passengers

Oslo Airport offers a quick way to relax while waiting in the terminal - under an umbrella that showers you with calming sounds.

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Take a ‘shower’ at Oslo Airport Gardermoen.¬† Source: Gunnar Garfors

Find air travel exhausting? You’re not alone. Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) is home to ‘sound showers’ that aim to help you relax before your flight.

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Source: Knut Try/OSL Airport

What is a sound shower? It’s sound art for your ears.¬† You stand under it and soothing sounds are played from a directional speaker, drowning out any airport noise.

Norwegian artist Anna Karin Rynander made 11 sound showers for the airport in 2001. A few of them remain in the domestic terminal wing.

Next time you’re at the airport, take a minute to try one of them out. It really is a relaxing experience¬† – just don’t get so carried away that you miss the final boarding call!

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