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Practical Information

The ticket sale is now open. Buy the full festival pass to this year’s festival June 12th – 16th here. Day passes and single tickets can be bought at Kulturhuset in Grimstad from June 12. 
The festival passes gives full access to the whole program in Grimstad arranged by The Norwegian Short Film Festival. You also get access to the digital platform from June 12th to June 23th. 
For updates about the events, please sign up for our newsletter here.

Do you have a film in competition?
«Official selection» laurels were sent via a link in your confirmation e-mail from FilmFreeway, but you can also contact us via e-mail: post@kortfilmfestivalen.no

With its narrow cobbled streets, white wooden houses, and tiny passageways, Grimstad is one of southern Norway’s most beautiful spots. The geographical placement, with its long coastline and many hours of sun, has made it one of the country’s most desirable destinations.

Grimstad is also known as the Town of Poets; Knut Hamsun and Henrik Ibsen have both lived and worked in Grimstad, leaving many traces around town.

From destinations in Europe



If you travel from overseas you can fly to Kristiansand airport Kjevik (KRS), which is the nearest airport from Grimstad, and is located approximately 50 minutes by bus from Grimstad. For bus timetables and other information, please see step 2.

1 Kristiansand airport:

The following airlines fly to Kristiansand airport Kjevik (KRS):

SAS : https://www.flysas.com/

Norwegian: https://www.norwegian.com/uk/

KLM: http://www.klm.com/

Widerøe: https://www.wideroe.no/en

2 To Grimstad city:

The Airport Express Coach https://taxi-turvogn.no/ 

(the site is in norwegian only, ask us if you need more information!)



Another option is to fly to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL), located about four hours by bus from Grimstad.

1 To Oslo airport:

Several airlines operate from destinations in Europe to Gardermoen in Oslo, and here are a few:

SAS: https://www.flysas.com/

Norwegian: https://www.norwegian.com/uk/

KLM: http://www.klm.com/

Widerøe: https://www.wideroe.no/en

British Airways: http://www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/en_no

Air France: http://www.airfrance.com/indexCom_en.html

2  To Kristiansand airport:

The following airlines fly from Oslo to Kristiansand (which is the nearest airport from Grimstad):

SAS: http://www.sas.no/Default.aspx?vst=true&epslanguage=NO

Norwegian: http://www.norwegian.no

3 To Grimstad city:

The Airport Express Coach https://taxi-turvogn.no/ 

(the site is in norwegian only, ask us if you need more information!)



Another option is to fly to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL), then to Oslo city by train/bus, and lastly to Grimstad city by train/bus.

1 To Oslo airport:

(Airlines: Se alternative B)

2 To Oslo city:

From the airport you travel by either train or bus to Oslo Central Station (approx 20 minutes by train, an hour by bus), or you can fly directly to Kristiansand airport. ( See alternative B)

Airport Express Train (every 10 minutes)

Flytoget 210 NOK: http://www.flytoget.no/flytoget_eng Airport Express Coach (every hour)

«Flybussen» 199 NOK: https://www.flybussen.no/?dir=toVY Railway Train (Train number R10, R11 or L12):

VY 114 NOK: https://www.nsb.no/en/frontpage 

3 To Grimstad /“Øygårdsdalen” bus stop

If you are going by bus, there are several direct connections between Oslo and Grimstad. The buses depart from Oslo Central Station and takes approx. 4 hours and 20 minutes. The following bus companies will take you to Grimstad:

VY: https://www.vybuss.no. “Lavprisekspressen”: http://lavprisekspressen.no/ . Or “NorWay Bussekspress Konkurrenten”: https://www.nor-way.no/ruter/konkurrenten/#/?step=2 
Please note that all buses from Oslo stop at Øygårdsdalen bus stop, just outside of Grimstad. 

  1. To Grimstad City

From “Øygårdsdalen” bus stop it takes 15 to 20 minutes to walk to the center of town. Alternatively, there are local buses passing Øygårdsdalen bus stop (https://www.akt.no/english/ : from Øygårsdalen to Ibsen-museet (Grimstad))

If you prefer to go by taxi from the bus stop, you can call: 07000

Other alternatives:

To Arendal city

From Oslo Central Station you can either go by bus to Grimstad or by train to Arendal. From Arendal you travel with the local bus to Grimstad (approx 20 minutes). The local buses depart frequently.

From Sandefjord Lufthavn, Torp you can go by bus

If you arrive at Sandefjord Lufthavn, the best alternative for traveling to Grimstad is by bus. From the airport you have to take a taxi a few kilometers to the Sørlandsekspressen bus stop. From here it takes about 3 hours to Grimstad.


Please let us know if you need any help with your journey ! Our guest coordinator Sophia will be happy to help sophia@kortfilmfestivalen / or contact the festival producer Julie julie@kortfilmfestivalen.no

Several of Grimstads most popular hotels and guest houses are already fully booked, we are working on alternative accommodation. Pay attention to our website, where we will continuously update available accommodations.

Private accommodation
If you want to stay in a charming house by the sea, AirBnB and Finn.no are the places to look. It is simple to find your favorite place, and it is an affordable alternative if you book together with friends!

AirBnB or finn.no

Marivoll Resort
Marivoll Resort offers rooms, apartments, cabins, and camping facilities, for those who would like to bring their own tents!

For more information Marivold Resort.

Prices and reservations: 37 25 70 50 / post@marivoll.no

Topcamp Bie
Topcamp Bie is located a short walk from the center of Grimstad. They offer high-standard apartments and cabins, and they also have camping facilities.

For more information and reservations, visit their website

Morvigsanden Cabins
Morvigsanden has affordable cabins 4 km north of Grimstad. It is possible to organize transportation with the owners.

For more information and reservations, call: +47 37 04 36 36, or visit their website

Grimstad Vertshus (Available 7th – 10th June)
Grimstad Vertshus can offer cheap accommodation: hotel rooms, family rooms, and apartments. Grimstad Vertshus is located close to the center of town and offers free parking for its guests.

For more information and reservations, visit their website

Gjestehuset Ibsen (Almost fully booked)
Housing in historical and renovated houses and apartments. Ibsen Guesthouse has an old, original and unik style with modern comfort. Cafe Ibsen

Holsthuset (Almost fully booked)
Holsthuset is located in the heart of Grimstad, in a building from the year 1801. Each room has its own style, but comfortable beds and private bathrooms with showers. Communal kitchen and dining room area. Holsthuset

Clarion Collection Hotel Grimstad (Fully booked)

Clarion Hotel is located in the center of the town. For more information, visit their website.

Strand Hotel Fevik (Fully booked)
Strand Hotel Fevik is located in Fevik, close to one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern Norway, between the two idyllic towns of Arendal and Grimstad. Fevik is seven kilometers from Grimstad. There is a local bus service operating between Strand Hotel Fevik and Grimstad. For more information and reservations, visit their website

We can help you with the booking if you need. Please contact the festival by sending an e-mail to our guest manager Sophia sophia@kortfilmfestivalen.no or our festival producer Julie (julie@kortfilmfestivalen.no)

At Grimstad Tourist Office they offer information about city sights, events, and special experiences. You can rent boats and bicycles, as well as buy tickets for boat trips and guided city tours.

For more information

Address: Jernbanebrygga 1, 4876 Grimstad
Tel. +47 37 25 01 68
E-mail: turistkontoret@grimstad.kommune.no 

We are collaborating with the local businesses of Grimstad to give our festival guests a warm welcome to the city!
Check back soon for more information about 2024 festival discounts and offers.

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