Practical information

Underneath we have collected useful information whether you are new to the festival or need answers to practical questions.

How do I get to Haugesund?

By plane
From Oslo Airport there are daily direct flights to Haugesund. Haugesund Airport is located on Karmøy, about 15–20 minutes drive from Haugesund city center.

Click here for information on transportation from and to the airport (in Norwegian)

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

Find travel planner here (in Norwegian)

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

Festival transport
The festival offers transport during the festival with its own drivers to invited guests. If you are an invited guest, you will be offered to be driven to and from the airport.

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

It costs NOK 10 to rent the bike for an hour. You can rent a bike in Kolumbus’ ticket app. If you already have the app, remember to update it so that you get the function for renting the City Bikes.

           How to do it:

  • Download (or update) the Kolumbus ticket app.
  • Buy, or check that you already have, a valid ticket in the app.
  • In the menu in the ticket tab, select City bike.
  • The first time you use it you need to register your phone number and debit card.
  • Locate a bike you want to use in the map in the app and unlock it..
  • If you use the bike for more than an hour, you pay 1 NOK per minute after the first hour.


Where can I stay?

Haugesund offers a wide range of lodging options. Naturally, the festival makes use of the hotel capacity in the city, so be sure to book you accommodation in good time!

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

Clarion Collection Hotel Amanda: Book here


Should I get accreditation or buy a Festival pass?

If you are going to sign up as an industry professional or have been invited to the festival, there is a separate page for accreditation. As an accredited, you gain access to industry-related activities such as the Amanda Award, opening, seminars, etc. If you are accredited, you will need to collect access cards and more at Scandic Maritim. Festival pass is for those who are attending only to watch movies.

Festival pass or Tilpass (clip card) is used by audiences who only want to see films.

If you are accredited, festival passes and other items can be picked up at the festival’s info and accreditation desk at Festiviteten concert hall.

Opening hours of the festival’s info and accreditation desk:

Thursday 20/8: 12:00 – 18:00

Friday 21/8: 08: 00.00 – 20.00

Saturday 22/8 – Thursday 26/8: 08.00 – 20.00

Extended opening hours if needed.


How do I buy tickets and Festival passes?

NB: Festival pass and Tilpass (multi pass) can be bought this year ONLY online here

NB: Single tickets are purchased this year ONLY via the web at or Edda kino’s own app.

Opening hours Edda kiosk:
Saturday 22/8 – Friday 27/8: 08.30 – 22.00

Opening hours Festival ticket box office:
Thursday 19/8 – Friday 20/8: 11.00 – 15.00
Saturday 21/8: 11.00 – 14:00

Monday 23/8 – Friday 27/8: 11.00 – 15.00

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.

Festival pass NOK 1130,-
Provides access to all festival films, including the opening film in the Festival and the closing film.

Festival pass NOK 930,-
Early-bird price to 25.06.21, discount for students, members of Haugaland Kraft’s members club.

Clip card consisting of 6 clips that can be used on all the festival’s films.

Single ticket NOK 120,-

Single ticket Cinemagi NOK 100,- / 70,-

Cinemagi opening film and 3D NOK 100 and other Cinemagi tickets NOK 70

Where can I see the movies?

The movies are shown in the Edda cinema center, at the festival and at the Maritim cinema (see map above).

Edda kino, Sørhauggata 183, 5525 Haugesund, tel. +47 52 71 90 07
Festiviteten, Knut Knutsen Oas Gate 4, 5528 Haugesund, tel. +47 52 74 33 70
Maritim kino, Åsbygaten 3, 5528 Haugesund


Is there a pocket 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)