Travel and Stay
Fredrikstad is located 1 hour south of Oslo and 2.5 hours north of Gothenburg. There are frequent trains from Oslo and Halden / Gothenburg / Copenhagen to Fredrikstad. There are also bus connections to both Oslo City and Gardermoen Airport.
Below you will find information on restaurant partners, hotels, and transportation. Passholders get discounts and festival specials at TÆPS, hoi polloi, Gamlebyen Kulturhuset, Villa Paradiso, Saint Raw, Chow Burgers, Scandic City Hotel, and food trucks located outside the 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
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.
Gamlebyen Kino is located in the heart of the Old Town, Fredrikstad. Since 2005, this cinema has operated in a closed bakery with both an outdoor and indoor venue. There are occasional projections of 8, 16 and 35 mm films, as well as digital screening.
Gamlebyen, a well-preserved and vibrant fortress town, is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. The Gamlebyen Kulturhus was established in the summer of 2014 and consists of a hall with a stage and café. Just a short free ferry ride from the town centre.
The library opened on 28 January, 1926. It has since been a cultural hub as a public library, exhibition space and concert hall. The “VR Exhibited” programme will be available for festival attendees and the library will also host the Character Workshop.
The building opened with a big ball on January 6, 1876 when the town’s bourgeois needed a banquet location. It was the house for a club called Fønix where they enjoyed conversations and card games modeled after English men’s clubs. To mark the conclusion of the Nordic-Baltic competition, an Award Ceremony followed by an afterparty will be held in this neo-classic building.
Wex is a brand new apartment hotel in the centre of the festival action, get 10% off two nights or more during the festival. email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your room today.
Olaf M. Holwechs gate, 1607 Fredrikstad
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.
Gunnar Nilsens Gate 9, 1607 Fredrikstad
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).
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.
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 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 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.
Get a taste of Asia with Saint Raws fresh sushi and robata grilled meat and fish.
Storgata 8, 1607 Fredrikstad
Best burger joint in town!
Stortorvet 9, 1607 Fredrikstad
This is the place to get Italian pizza, and they have a festival offer: Festival passholders gets a 10% discount on food, and a free coffee of your choice.
Nygaardsplassen 4, 1607 Fredrikstad