Visit - Fredrikstad Animation Festival


Travel and Stay

Fredrikstad is located 1 hour south of Oslo and 2.5 hours north of Gothenburg. There are frequent trains from Oslo, Halden, Gothenburg, and Copenhagen to Fredrikstad. There are also bus connections from both Oslo city center and Gardermoen Airport.

The last train from Fredrikstad to Oslo is at 22:44, so it is possible to attend the whole festival and take the train back to Oslo on Friday or Saturday night. 

Below you will find information on restaurant partners, hotels, and transportation. Passholders get discounts and festival specials at TÆPS, and hoi polloi.


Festival arenas

Fredrikstad Kino

The cinema Fredrikstad Kino (Fredrikstad Municipal Cinema) is the main festival venue, has six movie theatre auditoriums with modern screening facilities, and hosts most of the festival screenings and seminars.
Nygaardsgata 16, 1606 Fredrikstad


TÆPS is the best beer bar in town and hosts several screenings and events. One of the places we will meet to mingle after dark.
Nygaardsgata 33, 1607 Fredrikstad


Wine and sake bar we are sure you will enjoy, and host for the Abstraction Programme. The other place to make new festival friends.
Nygårdsplassen 4, 1607 Fredrikstad

Blender Collective

A local coworking space that will host exclusive industry events (you must have an all-access pass or student pass to access these events).
Nygaardsgata 33, 1606 Fredrikstad

St. Croix House

St. Croix House is a “common room” for the city. It is a well-loved culture house for people of all ages in Fredrikstad and home to the best vegetarian buffet in town. On Friday evening FAF takes over the space with several programmes.
St. Croix gate 16, 1607 Fredrikstad



Best burger joint in town! Festival pass holders get a 10% discount on food.
Nygaardsgata 33, 1607 Fredrikstad



Oslo – Fredrikstad – Gøteborg


Oslo – Fredrikstad

The last train from Fredrikstad to Oslo is at 22:44, so it is possible to attend the whole festival and take the train back to Oslo on Friday or Saturday night.

Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen – Fredrikstad 
København/Gøteborg – Sarpsborg, and local bus/train connection to Fredrikstad.


Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen


Quality Hotel Fredrikstad

Quality Hotel Fredrikstad is located in the center of Fredrikstad, 10 minutes walking distance to the bus and train station. Only steps away from the Fredrikstad cinema, this hotel is a good option to be in the heart of the festival action. Book directly with the hotel by calling +47 69 39 30 00 or emailing Make sure you mention the festival when you book.

WEX Hotels

Wex is an apartment hotel in the center of Fredrikstad. Email to book your room today and receive 10% off during the festival. There are rooms available Thursday night.
Olaf M. Holwechs gate, 1607 Fredrikstad

Scandic Sarpsborg

The Scandic City Hotel in Fredrikstad is under renovation and is sold out. However, we do suggest the Scandic Sarpsborg.

It is a 35-minute commute from the Scandic Sarpsborg to the Fredrikstad Kino. The route 1 bus is a five-minute walk from the Scandic Sarpsborg and a five-minute walk to the Fredrikstad Kino. The bus runs every 15 minutes (starts every 30 minutes at 18:00). The last bus is at 00:00.

You can also take the R20 train one stop between Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg. The last train to Sarpsborg is at 1:19. The train is also a 35-minute commute, with a little more walking than the bus option.

B&B på Isegran is sold out.

Gamlebyen Hotell

Gamlebyen Hotell is located in Norden’s oldest fortress town. The hotel has rooms available from Thursday – Saturday. Gamlebyferga/”The Old Town Ferry” (Cicignon – Gamlebyen/”Old Town”) transports you back and forth for free 24 hours a day. Time tables are available here.

Hotel Fredrikstad

Hotel Fredrikstad is a centrally located cozy hotel with good breakfast. The hotel is located at the Domkirkeparken and is a short walk to the cinema.

Aktivitets Byen Fredrikstad Motell og Camping

Rooms are available Thursday night. To get here from Fredrikstad centre you may travel by Gamlebyferga/”The Old Town Ferry” (Cicignon – Gamlebyen/”Old Town”), which transports you back and forth for free 24 hours a day, and walk for 11 minutes to get to Fredrikstad Motell and Camping. Time tables for the ferry are available here.