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Something good to drink, your favourite person, and an epic view. Can you think of a better combination?
Rooftop bars are perched on the skyline in Norway's biggest cities. There are some excellent options to choose from, whether you're looking for a panoramic view of the city, a fjord view, or a combination of both!
You'll find several on hotel rooftops. You can just stop by for a drink — you don't need to be a guest. Roast, on the roof of the Scandic Havet Hotel in Bodø, is pictured here.
Relax and enjoy the view from Norway's coolest rooftop bars!
Whether you're looking for a calm lounge feeling or a vibrant club night with a view – Norway's got you covered. More and more rooftop bars are opening in the biggest cities, and there are also restaurants that combine tasty food and drink with a stunning view. Find the perfect spot below:
The capital has several eyries that are well worth a visit. Find them on hotel, museum, and restaurant rooftops.
MUNCH has a fantastic rooftop cocktail bar called Kranen, which is located on the museum's top floor. Here, you are guaranteed a great view of the city.
Sommerro, opening in September 2022, will be home to Oslo's first rooftop pool and bar!
Vulkan is the place to visit for good food and fantastic drinks. Visit MAD at Bar's rooftop terrace, near Mathallen, for some good times.
Mynt Takterrasse at Sentralen, is perfect for those looking for a fun night with DJ's and beers.
Summit Bar is designed to make guests feel like they're standing on the summit of a mountain, and you'll have arresting views of the Oslofjord.
The Thief has a rooftop bar with tasty cocktails and a staggering view of the Oslofjord.
Clarion Hotel The Hub is the place to be if you want to sample drinks with Nordic flavours.
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Ready for an epic view? At Taket Roofgarden in Bergen, you can take in the mountains Fløyen and Ulriken and historic Bryggen – all at once! The rooftop terrace is also the perfect place for some fresh air, after hitting the dance floor at Taket Nightclub, located on the floor below.
If you want to combine shopping and lunch with a view, head to the roof of Xhibition shopping centre, where you'll find Jada Roofgarden.
Kitchen & Table at Clarion Hotel in Trondheim provides fjord views and delectable food! Its exciting menu combines local produce and rustic American flavours, and, of course, it has a tasty cocktail menu.
Rockheim, Norway's national museum of pop and rock, also has a restaurant with a view. The Rockheim Restaurant is located on the museum's fifth floor, where you can look out across both the city and the fjord!
P-Hotels Brattøra have an amazing roof terrace, where you can enjoy the views of the whole town, and have something good to eat and drink.
If you want to see the whole city in just one hour, visit Egon in the Tyholttårnet tower! The restaurant floor rotates slowly, giving you a 360-degree view of Trondheim.
On the top floor of Comfort Hotel Square in the city centre of Stavanger, you'll find a roof terrace with a 360-degree view of the city! You can enjoy food and drink from its bar and restaurant on the terrace.
In the city, you also find an intimate, cosy terrace at Café Sting – perfect for late summer nights.
In Kristiansand, you'll find Southern Norway's only rooftop bar, Club 21. The bar is located at the very top of the Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, and offers an incredible view of the city all year around. Bring that special someone or your good friends, and enjoy the sunset with your favourite drink!
Delicious wines, fresh seafood and expansive views of Bodø? Yes, please! At Roast Restaurant and Bar on the seventeenth floor of Scandic Havet, you're up for a good time with unhindered views of the ocean, fjord and surrounding mountains, both inside the restaurant and outside on the terrace.
Another bar with a view is Top13 Bar and Lounge, located on the top floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city centre. With the bar's 360-degree panoramic view, you might even spot some northern lights during winter, while in the summer you'll have the best view of the midnight sun.
If you're in Narvik, make sure to visit the Tøtta bar at Scandic Hotel Narvik! Here, you'll have views of the city, mountains, and the Ofotfjord through the bar's panorama windows. You can also take a stroll on the outdoor roof terrace for an even more airy experience.
If you want to taste Arctic food inspired by the Sami culture, visit the roof of the Quality Hotel Grand Royal, where you'll find Linken Restaurant & Bar – an epic view is also included! If the sky is clear, you might even catch a glimpse of the northern lights during winter.
On the eleventh floor of Clarion Hotel The Edge, you'll find Tromsø's only sky bar, open to both guests and the public on weekends. Here, you can enjoy refreshing drinks and a spectacular view of the city.
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