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.

Below you will find information on restaurant partners, hotels, and transportation. Passholders get discounts and festival specials at TÆPS, hoi polloi, Villa Paradiso, Saint Raw, and Chow Burgers. 

Festival arenas

Fredrikstad Kino

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

The co-working space that houses the FAF staff. This venue is available as a lounge and meeting area on Thursday and Friday to INDUSTRY ALL ACCESS pass holders.

Nygaardsgata 33, 1606 Fredrikstad



Quality Hotel Fredrikstad

Quality Hotel Fredrikstad is located in the center of Fredrikstad, 10 minutes walking distance to the bus and train station. The hotel has focused on Scandinavian design and has 172 hotel rooms. Festival attendees have until 15 August (or until sold out) to book a special festival rate, 1695,- a night for a single room or 1895,- for a double. Book directly with the hotel by calling +47 69 39 30 00 or emailing Make sure you mention the festival.

WEX Hotels

Wex is a brand new apartment hotel in the centre of the festival action. Email to book your room today and receive 10% off during the festival. 
Olaf M. Holwechs gate, 1607 Fredrikstad

Scandic City Hotel

The other festival hotel, Scandic City Hotel, is located just 100 meters from the cinema. The hotel has 110 rooms of a high standard. It is situated 500 meters from the railway station and only 50 meters from the bus station. During the 2022 festival parts of this hotel will be under rennovations. 
Gunnar Nilsens Gate 9, 1607 Fredrikstad

B&B på Isegran

The B&B on Isegran offers single rooms, double rooms or separate houses. The B&B is idyllically situated on the island of Isegran. Transport to/from the island is Byferga/the “town ferrie” which is free. Time tables can be found here. It is also possible to walk (about 19 min from Fredrikstad Kino).

Gamlebyen Hotell

Gamlebyen Hotell is located in Norden’s oldest fortress town. The hotel has 15 rooms. 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 most of Fredrikstad City Center.

Fredrikstad Motell og Camping

Fredrikstad Motel and Camping is located in idyllic, rural, and historic surroundings, a short distance from the city’s vibrant trading center and nightlife. Possibility of accommodation in cabins or at the motel, space for motor homes and caravans. 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.




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




Best burger joint in town! Festival pass holders get a 10% discount on food.

Nygaardsgata 33, 1607 Fredrikstad



Get a taste of Asia with Saint Raws fresh sushi and robata grilled meat and fish.

Storgata 8, 1607 Fredrikstad



This is the place to get Italian pizza, and they have a festival offer: Festival pass holders get a 10% discount on food and a free coffee.
Nygaardsplassen 4, 1607 Fredrikstad