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Rooftop Bars Oslo

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Country Norway
Currency Norwegian krone
Best time to visit May - September
Rooftop grade 6/10
Rooftop Bar Oslo
Courtesy of RED Rooftop Bar & Terrace

Oslo Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

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 best 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.

The list

11 best rooftop bars in Oslo

Rooftop bar Norda Oslo / Calmeyers Hage in Oslo

Norda Oslo / Calmeyers Hage

$$$$ | 13th floor | Oslo City
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Impressive wine menu
  • Restaurant + Bar

On top of the Clarion Hotel The Hub, located right by Oslo City and the central station, you find a dual rooftop experience, with the rooftop restaurant Norda Oslo and Calmeyers Hage rooftop bar. The 13th floor rooftop mixes a year-round interior lounge with a summer outdoor terrace, presenting fantastic views over Oslo and the water. Indulge in local dishes with North American influences in the restaurant, or crafted and creative signature cocktails at the rooftop bar.

Rooftop bar The Top Restaurant, Bar & Terrace in Oslo

The Top Restaurant, Bar & Terrace

$$$$ | 34th floor | Oslo City
  • Highlights
  • Nordic cuisine
  • Breathtaking views
  • Cosmopolitan

Take the glass elevator up to the 34th floor of the impressive Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, and you find not only a unique Oslo rooftop venue, but also Scandinavias highest rooftop terrace. Called The Top, and hovering 110 meters above Oslo, the rooftop has three different spaces, all surrounded with breathtaking views over the Oslo fjord and skyline. Indulge in Nordic cuisine of the highest level, first class drinks, and a lush, modern and all-year terrace.

Rooftop bar Thief Roof Bar in Oslo


$$$$ | 9th floor | Tjuvholmen
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • Weekend DJs
  • Stylish decór

THIEF ROOFTOP is a very trendy and modern lounge & rooftop bar in Oslo, located on top of the luxurious hotel The Thief. Open from April to late autumn, the rooftop comes with stylish and comfy lounge furniture and panoramic views over Oslo. Here you can enjoy delicious and creative cocktails, paired with cold dishes, snacks, and seafood, all served in a vibrant, chill-out atmosphere, during weekends complemented with live DJs and various musical entertainment.

Rooftop bar Mynt Takterrasse in Oslo

Mynt Takterrasse

$$$ | 6th floor | Kvadraturen
  • Highlights
  • Events
  • Lush & charming
  • Laid back

Perched on top of the versatile Sentralen in downtown Oslo, Mynt Takterrasse is an urban and metropolitan rooftop for summer days and nights above the city. Newly refurbished, the charming and lush terrace holds plenty of community seating and a colorful cabin bar, where you can order sourdough pizza and various pita, as well as a range of sparkling wines, orange wine, cider and sour beer. Filled with a pleasantly laid back atmosphere, this Oslo rooftop is perfect for elevated after-work drinks.

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, 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 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 Kranen in Oslo


$$$ | 13th floor | Bjørvika
  • Highlights
  • Indoor / outdoor
  • Panoramic views
  • Highest

The new and modern Munch Museum in Bjørvika offers a highly impressive selection of Edvard Munch art, but also Oslo's highest open-air bar. Located on the 13th floor, 60 metres above ground, Kranen Bar is an indoor / outdoor rooftop bar, surrounded with amazing panoramic views over the city skyline and the Oslo fjord. Open for drop-ins all year-round at the intimate interior lounge, the wooden decked terrace a prime spot for alfresco drinks during the warmer months.

Rooftop bar RED Rooftop Bar & Terrace in Oslo

RED Rooftop Bar & Terrace

$$$$ | 9th floor | Økern
  • Highlights
  • Lush terrace
  • Panoramic views
  • Modern

The new and modern hotel Radisson RED Oslo Økern offers and equally new and modern Oslo rooftop experience, with the RED Rooftop Bar & Terrace. Perched on top of the hotel, the rooftop has both a spacious and stylish interior lounge, and a lush and airy terrace, where you get some truly breathtaking panoramic views over Oslo. Settle down in one of the comfy lounge sofas and order from a menu including a range of refreshing drinks and bites.

Rooftop bar Rooftop at BAR Vulkan in Oslo

Rooftop at BAR Vulkan

$$$ | 7th floor | Grünerløkka
  • Highlights
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Vibrant
  • Summer hot-spot

Located right by the Aker River in Grünerløkka, BAR Vulkan is a creative restaurant, a vibrant bar and an event space, 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. Mixing dining tables, bar seats, greenery and a cool looking bar, the wooden decked terrace offers some fantastic views over the Oslo skyline.

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 Ling Ling Oslo in Oslo

Ling Ling Oslo

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Aker Brygge
  • Highlights
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Fjord views
  • Summer hot-spot

At the far end of Aker Brygge you find Ling Ling Oslo, a playful and luxurious Cantonese restaurant, lounge, terrace and rooftop. The interior restaurant is a seansual, stylish and futuristic venue open year-round, while the comfy and airy top floor terrace is a summer hot-spot, with soothing views over Aker Brygge and the Oslo Fjord. Enjoy refreshing drinks, good music and a great atmosphere, perfect for elevated and fun Oslo weekends.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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Rooftop bar Oslo

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

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.

While not a city packed with rooftop terraces, the Oslo skyline is growing, and there are more and more venues where you can enjoy drinks and views over the city and the beautiful 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.