Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Reykjavik

2024 update

Enjoy the almost endless summer daylight above the capital of Iceland.

Rooftop Bar Reykjavik
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Country Iceland
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Best time to visit June - August
Courtesy of THE ROOF at The Reykjavik EDITION

Reykjavik Rooftop Guide

Updated:May 26, 2024

Reykjavík is the world's northernmost capital, and while not famous for offering a fantastic and warm outdoor weather, it comes surrounded with some marvelous nature, perfect to explore from a rooftop bar.

From the almost endless daylight during summer, to the magical northern lights in winter, we take you to the best Reykjavik rooftops to enjoy drinks with a view. Just scroll down and find the rooftop bar in Reykjavik best suited for you.

The list

4 best rooftop bars in Reykjavik

Rooftop bar THE ROOF at The Reykjavik EDITION

THE ROOF at The Reykjavik EDITION

7th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Modern luxury
  • $$$$

Found on the 7th floor of the modern The Reykjavik EDITION, THE ROOF invites to panoramic mountain and ocean views. Part slick all-black interior lounge with dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and part wrap-around seasonal outdoor terrace, here you can enjoy a nice selection of crafted signature cocktails and local beers, as well as premium spirits, wine and a tasty selection of small plates. Stylish yet relaxed in atmosphere, this is a perfect spot for both after-work drink with colleagues, or weekend vibes to the tunes of DJs.

Rooftop bar Petersen Svítan in Reykjavik

Petersen Svítan

3rd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • 360° view
  • Dual-level
  • $$$

Set on top of Gamla Bío, a former cinema turned into event venue, Petersen Svítan is one of the city's most sought after rooftop destinations. Featuring both an indoor lounge and a dual-level outdoor terrace, where the upper one presents an amazing 360° view of the Reykjavik and Vesturbæinn. Foremost a bar and lounge, the charming and urban terrace is a great spot for relaxing and sunny drinks, impressive sunsets, or fun nights under the northern lights during summer.

Rooftop bar SKY Bar Reykjavik

SKY Bar Reykjavik

8th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Breathtaking view
  • Modern yet relaxed
  • $$$

Perched on the 8th floor of Center Hotels Arnarhvoll, in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, SKY Bar offers a modern yet relaxed setting to enjoy the city from above. Surrounded by breathtaking views over Faxaflói Bay, Harpa Music Hall and Reykjavik harbor, the rooftop offers a good selection of cocktails, including both old classics, as well as new, fresh and tasty ones. There is also fine array of wine and beer, and some bar snacks and platters.


4 Spectacular Rooftop Bars in Reykjavik

Rooftop bar Loft - HI Eco Hostel & Bar in Reykjavik

Loft - HI Eco Hostel & Bar

4th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Charming
  • Events
  • $$$

Found right in the heart of Reykjavik, Loft - HI Eco Hostel is not only one of the best hostels in Iceland, it is also the home to one of the best rooftops. Overlooking Laugavegur and the city rooftops, the charming and laid-back terrace is popular with both locals and tourists. While there is a bar inside, prime season at the Loft is summer, when the terrace is an excellent suntrap to sip something from the colorful, summery and diverse cocktail menu.

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.

Reykjavik Rooftop Map