Rooftop bars Oslo

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9 best rooftop bars in Oslo [2022 update]


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Last updated: October 22, 2022


A summer day or night in the Norwegian capital is best enjoyed from an Oslo rooftop bar. Surrounded by a naturally beautiful landscape, the city skyline is also growing and changing, and the ultimate way to get a new perspective of it all is from a rooftop terrace. But which is the bst rooftop bar Oslo?

To help you find out, this complete guide comes packed with all info you need about each elevated venue: opening hours, dress codes, pics, maps and much more for every rooftop Olso worth a visit. From fancy rooftop restaurants and lounges to charming and urban terraces. Just scroll down and find the Oslo rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Thief Roof Bar in Oslo


$$$$ | 9th floor | Tjuvholmen
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • Roof bar + Roof grill
  • Stylish decór

THIEF ROOF Bar: A very trendy and modern lounge and rooftop bar in Oslo, located on top of the luxurious and amazing hotel The Thief. Open from April to late autumn, the rooftop comes with stylish and comfy lounge furniture and panoramic views over Oslo. THIEF ROOF Grill: On the opposite side you find Thief Roof Grill, a modern grill restaurant with a Nordic flair, offering a fantastic outdoor dining spot with breathtaking views over the fjord. Here you can indulge in fresh Norwegian seafood and grilled summer dishes from the sizzling Josper grill.

Rooftop bar Nodee Sky in Oslo

Nodee Sky

$$$$ | 13-14th floor | Barcode
  • Highlights
  • Japanese influences
  • Dual setting
  • Amazing views

Nodee Sky brings fantastic views and a large slice of Japanese influences to the heart of the Norwegian capital. Set over two floors, with a 13th floor bar, lounge and large outdoor terrace, and a 14th floor intimate indoor restaurant with a 360-degree view of the Oslo skyline. Here you can indulge in modern and fresh Japanese cooking, with small dishes made perfect to share, along with a wide range of innovative cocktails and high-quality wines. Stylish and trendy in setting and atmosphere, this is a great rooftop bar Oslo for a special occasion.

Rooftop bar Eight Rooftop Bar in Oslo

Eight Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 8th floor | Karl Johans
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Fantastic views
  • Lounge-vibes

Perched on top of the classic Grand Hotel Oslo, located on the most famous street in Oslo (Karl Johans), Eight Rooftop Bar really holds a top class location. Mixing trendy indoor seating and a lovely rooftop terrace, this 8th floor venue comes with some fantastic views over the Oslo skyline. Truly a place for the cocktail-connoisseur, with a rooftop menu including old classic cocktails, as well as more modern and creative house creations. Complemented with carefully selected spirits and a wide range of champagne, beer and wines.

Rooftop bar Q Lounge at Grims Grenka in Oslo

Q Lounge at Grims Grenka

$$$$ | 7th floor | Kvadraturen
  • Highlights
  • Lounge bar
  • Comfy
  • Weekend DJs

A lovely lounge and Oslo rooftop bar, perched on top of the leading design hotel Grims Grenka. Located right in the heart of the city, this is a real summer retreat above the urban djungle and from the terrace you get a cool panoramic view of the fjord and Oslo's rooftops. The spacious wooden decked terrace is decorated with large and comfy lounge sofas and cushions, umbrellas and some regular bar stools and the bar serves a great selection of crafted cocktails along with some lighter bar bites.

Rooftop bar Norda Oslo in Oslo

Norda Oslo

$$$ | 13th floor | Oslo City
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Impressive wine menu
  • Nordic cuisine

An Oslo rooftop restaurant and bar, found on top of the Clarion Hotel The Hub, located right by Oslo City and the central station. To most part, the 13th floor is a year-round indoor restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy fantastic views over Oslo through the panoramic windows. But during the warmer months, the lovely outdoor rooftop terrace is also open for business. The restaurant combines Nordic cuisine with flavours from all around the world, with vegetables grown on the rooftop field on top of the hotel.

Rooftop bar BAR Vulkan in Oslo

BAR Vulkan

$$$ | 7th floor | Grünerløkka
  • Highlights
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Vibrant
  • 'Social Eating'

Located right by the Aker River, BAR Vulkan is both a creative restaurant and a vibrant bar, all housed in the same building. The stylish indoor lounge is open year-round, while summer means outdoor seating by the river and, best of all, up on the spacious rooftop terrace. With fantastic views over the skyline you can enjoy 'Social Eating', meaning a wide range of international dishes made to share around the table. There is also a nice selection of wine and creative cocktails, all served in a vibrant and fun atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Stratos in Oslo


$$$$ | 12th floor | Youngstorget
  • Highlights
  • Summer hot spot
  • Amazing views
  • Central

Located up at the classic Folketeater-building at Youngstorget in old town Oslo, Stratos rooftop bar comes with a truly breathtaking view over the Norwegian capital. Most of the year, Stratos indoor lounge and outdoor terrace is a great event venue, but from the end of June to mid August, the rooftop is transformed into 'Summer Club', one of Oslo's hottest party locations, where everyone are welcome. Enjoy cocktails, wines and beer with a side of panoramic views, live DJs and a vibrant atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Centropa in Oslo


$$$ | 2nd floor | Oslo Opera House
  • Highlights
  • Relaxing
  • Impressive wine menu
  • Opera House-views

Located at Oslo's new main library, Deichman Bjørvika, Centropa offers the taste of Europe in the heart of Oslo. With a stylish indoor restaurant downstairs, the venue also holds a lovely rooftop bar and café. At the restaurant you can enjoy lunch from your favorite European country, or an á la carte dinner with more local flavours. The rooftop bar and terrace is more a spot for small bites and something from the the impressive selection of wine, champagne and beers. A great rooftop bar Oslo for some relaxing drinks and views.

Rooftop bar Godthåb Bar&Café in Oslo

Godthåb Bar&Café

$$$ | 2nd floor | Grønland
  • Highlights
  • Urban
  • Vegan food
  • Live music

A casual, fun and vibrant Olso rooftop bar, serving vegan soul food and drinks. Part charming indoor dining room and part lovely and spacious outdoor rooftop terrace, the rooftop is only set two floors up, and the best views are actually over the large and cool painting on the next door wall. But it is still a great terrace to enjoy vegan dishes, refreshing cocktails, beers, coffee and lemonade. And most of all, a great and urban atmosphere, with events ranging from 'Rhythm Lunch' to all kinds of live music shows.

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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 600 rooftops visited over the last two years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop bar Oslo

Rooftop-grade: 5/10
Prime season: May-Sept

Which are the best rooftops in Oslo? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Oslo. Due to the cold climate the rooftop bars in Oslo only stay open for a shorter time of year. Usually, it is often between May to September. So if you want to be able to visit any of the rooftop bars in Oslo, it is during this time you should go here.

Unfortunately, Oslo is not a city with lot´s of rooftop terraces, but those that you can find have a great view of the city and its surroundings.

About Oslo

Oslo is Norway's largest city with a population of about 1.3 million in the metropolitan area. The city is also the capital of Norway, and has been that since 1299. Geographically Oslo is located in the Oslo fjord, with good conditions for both skiing and outdoor activities. The climate in Oslo is rather cold. A classic seasonal climate with three months winter, our three months, three months summer and 3 months fall.