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. Litteraturhuset

Blender Collective & Tæps

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Blender collective is a co-working place for the creative industry in Fredrikstad. The festival’s industry area is hosted by Blender Collective, where accreditees with an industry pass can schedule meeting facilities and workspace during the festival. Located in the building’s basement, Tæps is the best bar in town.


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. Scandic City Hotel

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). B&B på Isegran

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. Quality Hotel Fredrikstad

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. Gamlebyen Hotell

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. Hotel Fredrikstad

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. Fredrikstad Motell og Camping



Oslo – Fredrikstad – Gøteborg


Oslo – Fredrikstad
Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen – Fredrikstad 
København/Gøteborg – Sarpsborg. Local bus/train connection to Fredrikstad.


Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen