Travel and Stay

Fredrikstad is situated 90 km south of Oslo and 212 km from Gothenburg. There are frequent train departures from Fredrikstad railway station to Oslo and Halden / Gothenburg / Copenhagen. There are also bus connections to both Oslo City and Gardermoen Airport.

Fredrikstad Kino

Nygaardsgata 16
The cinema of Fredrikstad is the main festival venue and partner. The cinema has six movie theatre auditoriums with modern screening facilities, and hosts all of the festival screenings, and most of the seminars.


Storgaten 11
After last year’s successful collaboration with Litteraturhuset in Fredrikstad, we will continue to have a number of screenings, seminars and parties at their great this year. Litteraturhuset has several conference/exhibition rooms, a restaurant and a bar, where all of the evening activities will take place, such as debates, parties and special events.

Scandic City Hotel

The festival hotel, Scandic City Hotel, is located just 100 meters from the cinema. The hotel was refurnished in 2007, and has 110 rooms of high standard. It is situated 500 meters from the railway station and only 50 meters from the bus station.

Restaurant Fabel

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Fabel is a restaurant, bar and book café located at the ground floor of Litteraturhuset. Fabel serves daily dishes of fish, meat and risotto. They also offer a reduced price on selected beverages for festival pass holders at the bar in second floor at Litteraturhuset.

Kafe Katti

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Kafe Katti is the festival hotel café and is very popular amongst locals. Food is served at a 15% discount with a festival pass, and beverages are available at favourable festival prices.

Coffee & Chow / Chow Burgers

Storgata 8 / Stortorvet 9
Enjoy good food in a cozy atmosphere. Coffee & Chow offers lunch, and Italian pizza in the evenings. At Chow Burgers you’ll find home made burgers straight from the open grill, topped with everything from gorgonzola to mango chutney. Both restaurants will have friendly festival prices.