Gold SAS lounge in Copenhagen: nice but weak catering

The SAS Gold lounge in Copenhagen is true to the airline’s other lounges in every way: very nice but with a disappointing food offering.

I don’t have much connecting time in Copenhagen, especially since the only SAS lounge at the airport is located in the Schengen area and that I have to pass the police controls to enter the non-Schengen one, so I have to take the necessary time to not leave the lounge too late.

I will only realize after the fact that there is a Priority Pass lounge after the controls and that might have been a better option.

For the record you will find the list of all the articles about this trip in Malaysia at the bottom of the page.

Location of the lounge

The lounge is located in the middle of the duty free area but it is not that well indicated. But when you pass by it is impossible to miss.



The lounge actually consists of two parts: Gold Lounge (2nd floor) and Business Lounge (first floor).

The Gold Lounge is open to Star Alliance Gold status holders (SAS and partner airlines) and the Business Lounge to Business passengers (SAS and partner airlines).

Being eligible for both I decided to go to the Gold Lounge.

Lounge layout

The lounge is large.

There are conventional but nice lounging areas:

Work spaces.

A dining area next to the buffet.


And knowing the low light at certain times of the year in Scandinavia and its impact on people’s morale, a place where natural light is simulated to restore health.



We are in the middle of the morning and we find a cold buffet with cold cuts, cheese, vegetables and salads.


On the hot side there is only soup.


Better than nothing but still weak, especially on a hot side! A constant at SAS. And don’t expect the offer to be significantly improved at lunchtime.


The lounge has a toilet and also offers showers.


In spite of the affluence one is not tight and it is calmer than what one could think. Even rather pleasant.

Bottom line

It’s a shame that SAS doesn’t put as much effort into the catering of its lounges as it does into their design. It is also regrettable that there is no lounge in the non-Schengen zone because it is always uncomfortable to have to anticipate the time needed to pass through border controls.

All articles about this trip in Malaysia.

Review #TypePost
#1DiaryGenesis of a trip to Malaysia
#2HotelMoxy Roissy CDG
#3FlightParis-Frankfurt, Lufthansa Business Class
#4LoungePanorama lounge, Frankfurt
#5FlightFrankfurt-Gothenburg, Lufthansa Business Class
#6HotelScandic Rubinen, Gothenburg
#7RestaurantKaifo, Gothenburg
#8LoungeSAS Lounge, Gothenburg
#9FlightGothenburg-Copenhagen, SAS, SAS Plus
#10LoungeSAS Gold Lounge, Copenhagen
#11FlightCopenhagen-Singapore, Singapore Airlines, Business Class
#12FlightSingapore-Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Airlines, Business Class
#13HotelRitz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
#14LoungeGolden Lounge Domestic, Malaysia Airlines, Kuala Lumpur
#15FlightKuala Lumpur-Langkawi, Malaysia Airlines, Business Class
#16HotelThe Westin Langkawi
#17HotelThe Ritz Carlton Langkawi
#18LoungePlaza Premium Lounge Langkawi
#19FlightLangkawi-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines, Business Class
#20HotelJW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
#21RestaurantCilantro, Kuala Lumpur
#22LoungePlaza Premium Lounge, Kuala Lumpur (Satellite terminal, international flights)
#23FlightKuala Lumpur-Singapore, Singapore Airlines Business Class
#24LoungeSingapore Airlines Krisflyer Lounge, Singapour T3
#25FlightSingapore-Copenhagen, Singapore Airlines Business Class
#26FlightCopenhagen-Gothenburg, SAS, SAS Plus
#27HotelRadisson Blu Scandinavia, Gothenburg
#28Restaurant28+ Gothenburg
#29FlightGothenburg-Munich, Lufthansa Business Class
#30LoungeLufthansa Senator Lounge, Munich T2 satellite
#31FlightMunich-Paris, Lufthansa Business Class
#32DiaryDebriefing the trip

Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrin
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.

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