Top 10 Things To Do At Night In Oslo, Norway

things to do at night in oslo
Rae Marielle
Rae Marielle 
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A lot of art, a lot of music, and a lot of fun are just some phrases that can be used to describe Oslo. Since a huge part of Oslo’s identity is its passion for music, there’s an abundance of different clubs and venues that offer concerts of different genres and live music from local and international musicians. There are plenty of places to stay in Oslo as well, including hotels and vacation rentals. Before retiring to the comfort of your accommodation, however, be sure immerse yourself with Oslo’s attractions that highlight Norway’s history and art scene. Whether you prefer somewhere quiet and intimate or somewhere loud and energetic, there is a huge variety of places where you can head out and have fun. So here are some of the best things to do in Oslo, Norway.

1. Chill out at Magic Ice Bar

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Balou46 used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Chill out at the Ice Bar located in Magic Ice Oslo– literally. As soon as you enter, you will receive a poncho and gloves to wear because you’ll be surrounded by nothing but ice. Even their special signature drink is served in a glass made out of ice. Aside from being surrounded by ice seats and ice walls, there are also ice sculptures shaped like famous artworks made by Norwegian artists. Don’t miss out on this cool place.

Magic Ice Bar

Address: Kristian IV’s gate 12, 0164 Oslo, Norway

Website: Magic Ice Bar

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 12am

Price: 250 NOK (26 USD)

2. Make yourself cozy at Eight

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Eight is a casual rooftop bar where you can hang out with your family friends while overlooking the view of the city. Sit back and pick from a list of coffee, wine, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. Music will be playing in the background to set the bar’s mood. There are also indoor seats for those who are more comfortable sitting under a shade. Witness a place where people of all forms and ages come together and have fun without having to worry about the bar getting overcrowded. Get the full laidback experience here at Eight.

Eight

Address: Karl Johans gate 27, 0159 Oslo, Norway

Website: Eight

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri: 2pm - 1am; Sat: 2pm - 2am (closed on Sun)

3. Experience a night at Gamla

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Gamla Beat Bar on Friday, May 28, 2021

Gamla is Oslo’s longest-serving performance venue where all kinds of artists used to play and continue to play. Watch live acts of different genres such as jazz, rock and roll, and more. It was renovated in 2018 to give way for clubbing and more areas for visitors to enjoy. Gamla is open to those who wish to reminisce on the history and evolution of the concert place or younger ones who are simply curious about it.

Gamla

Address: Grensen 1, 0159 Oslo, Norway

Website: Gamla

Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 12pm - 1am; Thu - Sat: 12pm - 3am (closed on Sun & Mon)

4. Learn about Norway's history at Akershus Fortress

Things To Do At Night In Oslo, Norway
Source: Photo by Flickr user Richard Mortel used under CC BY 2.0

Visiting Akershus Fortress is one of the best things to do in Oslo as it allows you to learn about Norway’s history. Akershus Fortress and Akershus Castle was built around the 1300s. Up until now, the castle has still restored elegant banquet halls, the Royal Mausoleum, and even a church containing the royal sarcophagi. The compound around the castle is open to the public, while the castle is admission-free and includes audio-guides. Learn about Norway’s history starting from the 1300s to the present. Afterwards, you can lounge around the area outside of the castle and relax while looking at the beautiful scenery.

Akershus Fortress

Address: 0150 Oslo, Norway

Website: Akershus Fortress

Opening hours: 6am - 9pm (daily)

Price: 70 NOK (7 USD) for adults; 50 NOK (5 USD) for students; 30 NOK (3 USD) for children

5. Visit Oslo Opera House

Oslo Opera House seen from Langkaia
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Helge Høifødt used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Oslo Opera House is one of Norway’s most famous landmarks known for its elaborate and beautiful design. You’re welcome to walk on its marble roof and bask in a different view of Oslo. Aside from that, there are three different stages, public rooms, and halls, for performances by renowned artists such as the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. You can catch plays, concerts, and other shows in the open air. Oslo Opera House is a symbol of art and elegance.

Oslo Opera House

Address: Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, 0150 Oslo, Norway

Website: Oslo Opera House

Opening hours: Sat: 11am - 6pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm (closed from Mon - Fri)

Price: Depends on the show

6. Walk along Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park

Tjuvholmen scupture park seen south
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Helge Høifødt used under CC BY-SA 3.0

If you like looking at art while walking around or if you simply want a quick getaway from your daily routine, Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park is open to everyone. The park features art pieces made by multiple outstanding international contemporary artists. Stretch your legs while learning about the artists and their works or lounge around the grass and have a picnic. There are lots of things you can do in what seems like a simple park. Plus, it’s convenient for anyone who wants to find some peace of mind without having to go far away from the urban setting. Just sit back and relax as you watch the sunset over the horizon.

Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park

Address: Strandpromenaden 2, 0252 Oslo, Norway

Website: Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park

7. Catch up with friends at Bettola

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Bettola on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Bettola is an Italian-inspired cocktail bar with a vintage vibe, making it a good spot to catch up with your friends. Grab a beer or two or choose from their list of traditional and experimental cocktails. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for their daily drink menu. There are couches and seats on the outdoor terrace. But if you want to watch bartenders create your cocktail in front of your eyes, then it’s better to sit at the bar. From the moment you enter until you have to leave, Bettola will feel like a home away from home.

Bettola

Address: Trondheimsveien 2, 0560 Oslo, Norway

Website: Bettola

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 12:30am; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 3:30am (closed on Sun)

8. Party at The Villa Oslo Dancing

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


If your ideal night out consists of jumping and dancing to loud music, then The Villa Oslo Dancing is the perfect place for you. There are two floors with DJs that play only the best of dubstep, electro, rock, and other experimental and upbeat music. Since it’s a popular venue for club-goers, make sure to send an email to be put on the guest list. There are tables and sitting areas placed everywhere if you want to take a break from dancing and just talk. To top it all off, the prices of their drinks are quite affordable. You’ll be guaranteed to have a fun-filled night with good drinks, good music, and good company. Due to government regulations, The Villa is temporarily closed.

The Villa Oslo Dancing

Address: Møllergata 23, 0179 Oslo, Norway

Website: The Villa Oslo Dancing

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11pm - 3am (closed from Sun - Thu)

9. Grab a beer at Crow Bar & Brewery

You can't go wrong with any drink
Source: Photo by Flickr user Bernt Rostad used under CC BY 2.0

Crow Bar & Brewery is Oslo’s biggest brewery pub composed of two floors at your service. The first floor is the highlight of the place and serves only the best quality of beers. Their menu contains a number of beer on tap, bottled beer, and homemade beer kept in a special tank to keep its freshness. Once you’ve gotten the perfect drink, head on upstairs to choose a snack that will go with your beer. Drinking beer and eating snacks may not sound like the most exciting night, but it’s a refreshing experience for those who are tired from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.

Crow Bar & Brewery

Address: Torggata 32, 0183 Oslo, Norway

Website: Crow Bar & Brewery

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 3pm - 3am; Sat: 1pm - 3am

10. Attend a concert at the National Jazz Scene

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Ivan Mazuze Band with guests // International Jazz Day Photo: Kerstin Siemonsen

Posted by Nasjonal jazzscene on Saturday, May 1, 2021

National Jazz Scene is the go-to performance stage of well-known Norwegian and international jazz artists. Discover and listen to high-quality jazz music while drinking beer or wine. If you’re lucky enough, you might even get to meet the musicians after the concert. The venue can seat up to 250 people but always remember to arrive early to secure a spot. The best way to end your day is with some good music and good vibes.

National Jazz Scene

Address: Karl Johans gate 35, 0162 Oslo, Norway

Website: National Jazz Scene

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 8pm - 1:30am (closed on Sun)

Price: Season tickets cost 1300 NOK (137 USD) and 800 NOK (84 USD) for students

The beauty of variety in Oslo

It doesn’t matter if you plan to spend the night making memories with your friends or just unwinding by yourself, you’ll still have a great time in Oslo. You can choose to spend a little on yourself to try a new experience and you can also just explore different parts of Oslo for free. Be sure to check out some things to buy in Oslo while you’re here. Whatever you want to do, it’s now or never!

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Rae Marielle is a fiercely independent woman whose longest relationship is with food. She has a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology and a Master's degree in Communication Research....Read more

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