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.

Festival arenas

Fredrikstad Kino
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.

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. > Map

B&B på Isegran
The B&B on Isegran offers single rooms, double rooms or separate houses. All rooms have free wifi and breakfast can be ordered as extra for 120 NOK per person. 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). > Map

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. > Map

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. > Map

Fredrikstad Motell og Camping
Fredrikstad Motel and Camping is located in idyllic, rural and historic surroundings, a short distance to 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 is available here. > Map

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. > Map