Frognerseteren Restaurant and Café Food & Drink

Dine on local cuisine with incredible views of Oslo

  • Photo: Lauren Guido

  • Photo: Lauren Guido

  • Photo: Lauren Guido

  • View walking from the metro to the restaurant and cafe

    View walking from the metro to the restaurant and cafe Photo: Lauren Guido

Essential info

  • Destination: Oslo
  • Season: January–November

About Frognerseteren Restaurant and Café

Frognerseteren, meaning ‘mountain dairy farm’ in English, dates back to 1891. It’s a restaurant and cafe at the top of Holmenkollen, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the entire city. Frognerseteren is also the hub for many hiking, biking, and skiing trails in southern Nordmarka, check out the trails to Sognsvann Lake and Ullevålseter Sportsstue.

Kafe Seterstua

Sit by the cozy fireplace or on the sunny terrace while enjoying hot and cold foods from the self-service cafe. Try traditional Norwegian dishes including, meatballs and rømmegrøt (sour cream porridge) or the soup of the day made with seasonal ingredients. Make sure to eat the famous apple pie with homemade ice cream or the chocolate mousse.

Restaurant Finstua

Restaurant Finstua’s culinary traditions date back to the late 1800s, with locally sourced and seasonal food. Tables are covered with white tablecloths and lit with candles. It’s highly recommended to reserve a table (

Getting there

Take metro line 1 “Frognerseteren”, to the last stop. Then walk about 5 minutes down the path to Frognerseteren. The trails are very well marked. If traveling via car, you will find two medium parking lots in front of Frognerseteren. There are several trails from Sognsvann, if you prefer hiking, biking, or skiing.


  • Toilets (free)
  • Fireplace
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Garbage cans 


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