Practical information /accomodation


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Below you can find helpful information and answers to practical questions.

How to arrive in Haugesund?

There are daily direct flights from Oslo Airport to Haugesund. Haugesund Airport is located on Karmøy, about 20 minutes drive from the city center. The festival offers free transportation by official festival cars/buses to and from the airport for invited festival guests. 

All other guests can click here for information on transportation from and to the airport (in Norwegian).

From Oslo you can take a bus to Haugesund with Haukeliekspressen.

To travel from Bergen or Stavanger to Haugesund, go to Nor-Way Bussekspress or check out the Vy travel planner.

How to move in and around Haugesund

Taxi Companies:
Haugaland Taxi: tel. + 47 52 81 81 81
Haugesund Taxisentral: tel. + 47 52 80 80 80
Karmøy Taxi: tel. + 47 52 85 80 80

Electric City Bikes
Charging stations with electric bicycles can be found at: Festiviteten, Indre kai, Torggata, Flotmyr, Haraldshallen and Djervhallen.

The cost is NOK 10 for one hour's rent. You can rent a bike using Kolumbus’ ticket app

Where can I stay?

Haugesund offers a wide range of options for accomodation. Naturally, the hotel capacity during the festival is limited, so be sure to book your accommodation well in advance!

For Scandic Maritim, Thon Hotell Saga, Scandic Haugesund and Banken Hotell: Book here

For Clarion Collection Hotel Amanda: Book here

What is the difference between Festival Accreditation and Festival Pass?

If you are an industry professional or have been invited to the festival, please go to this separate page for accreditation. Guests with a Festival Accreditation can gain access to industry-related activities such as the Amanda Awards, Opening Ceremony, seminars, etc. You can pick up your Festival Accreditation at Edda Kino once the festival starts.

The Festival Pass is for those attending only to watch films.  Festival passes can be purchased online and picked up at the accreditation desk at Edda cinema.

What is the opening hours of the festival’s info and accreditation desk?

Thursday 17/8: 12:00 – 18:00

Friday 18/8: 08:00 – 20:00

Saturday 19/8 – Thursday 23/8: 08:00 – 20:00

How do I buy tickets and Festival passes?

Festival pass and Tilpass (multi pass) can be bought online.

Single tickets can be purchased during the festival online at or

All screenings during the Norwegian Film Festival are ad-free and begin precisely. There are unnumbered seats at the festival’s performances, except for the opening film, which has numbered seats. Arrive well in advance. There is no space guarantee either with festival passes or tickets. 

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Where can I see the movies?

All movies are shown in the Edda Cinema Center.

Edda kino, Sørhauggata 183, 5525 Haugesund, tel. +47 52 71 90 07

Is there a program for the festival?

In the festival’s pocket program you will find short reviews of the films shown during the festival, information about seminars and other events, and daily schedule of times and places for movies and other programs.

I need restaurant recommendations.

In Haugesund you can eat out at restaurants with traditional Norwegian food, seafood or more international ingredients on the menu. We have plotted some of the places on the map. If you want to read more about the places to eat in Haugesund, you can use the link below.

Click here to find restaurants (in Norwegian).