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.

Places to Eat

Restaurant Fabel
Fabel’s restaurant, food bar and book café occupy almost the entire first floor of the Literature House, and is a nice establishment serving a variety of small and medium-sized dishes. On the 3rd floor of the Literature House there is a bar operated by Fabel. The festival’s guests are offered special prices on food and drinks when showing festival passes.

The Cure Food Truck
If you want “delicious American comfort food” during the festival you do not have to travel far. The Cure Food Truck will be parked outside Fredrikstad Kino to serve all festival guests and the public good food for a pleasant price.

City Bar og Spiseri
The City Bar and Eatery is in a great location and wants to facilitate all its guests with a social and rustic atmosphere around the table. The audience with festival passes receives a 20% discount on food, and nice prices for drinks. You will find City Bar and Dining here.


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

Prices from:
Single room kr 795,-
Double room kr 895,-

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

Prices from:
Single room kr 550,-
Double room kr 850,-
Triple room kr 1050,-
Additional bed kr 400,-

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

Prices vary.

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

Prices from:
Single room kr 1090,-
Double room kr 1390,-
Suite kr 2500,-

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

Room prices from:
Single room kr 450,-
Double room kr 550,-
Triple room/Family room kr 650,-
Additional bed kr 50,-

Cabin prises from:
5-6 persons kr 1300,-
3-4 persons kr 1100,-
1-2 persons kr 900,-

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

Prices from:
Single room kr 795,-
Double room kr 995,-
Triple room kr 1195,-
Family room kr 1295,-

Prices and information may differ from what is stated here.