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After two years as a digital festival, we are beyond thrilled to finally be able to organize «a real» festival in gorgeous Grimstad again!

With our digital platform we have reached audiences throughout Norway, and we wish to continue to offer this festival experience in the future.

This will however be limited to the competition programs and only available to view within Norway with the purchase of a festival pass.

But remember, we want to share the full festival experience with you all – in person, in Grimstad!

The ticket sale is now open. Buy the full festival pass to this year?s festival June 8th – 12th here. Day passes and single tickets can be bought at Kulturhuset in Grimstad from June 8. 
 
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 8th to June 19th. 
 
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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: signe@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»: Link: AirBnB or «Finn.no» :Link: 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 :Link: Marivold Resort.

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

 

Bie Apartments & Camping

Bie Apartments & Camping 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»:http://www.bieapart.no

 

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 Link: Morvigsanden Cabins

 

Grimstad Vertshus Ledig (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 their guests.

For more information and reservations, «visit their website»:Link: Grimstad Vertshus

 

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. Link: Cafe Ibsen

 

Holsthuset (Almost fully booked)

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

 

Scandic Hotel Grimstad (Fully booked)

Scandic Hotel is located in the centre of the town.

More information «here»: Link: Scandic Hotel Grimstad

 

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 Link: Strand Hotel Fevik

 

 

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)

Grimstad has the most days of sunshine in Norway, and is located along the coastline, making it a unique and popular summertown.  

The name stems from the farm Grøm, which again stems from the river Groa, meaning «the rapid expanding river». It is a fisherman’s village from medieval times, found on 17th century Dutch sea charts. It was a place of trade from 1791, and got its town status in 1816. Grimstad is surrounded by five large hills, set on a spectacular archipelago. The city center consists of wooden houses and cobblestone streets, laid before the age of motorcars.It is protected by The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. Well-known poets and authors like Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun, Herrmann Wildenwey, Roald Dahl and Knut Nærum, have lived here. Grimstad is also known as the home of the brewery Nøgne Ø, which got its name from Ibsen’s poem of Terje Vigen.

Read more about Grimstad here:https://www.grimstad.kommune.no/politikk-og-organisasjon/welcome-to-grimstad/

Rent a Bike

Good bikes with 3 gears can be rented at Grimstad Tourist Information.

Phone  +47 37 25 01 68. e-mail: turistkontoret@grimstad.kommune.no  https://www.visitsorlandet.com/grimstad/turistinformasjon-i-grimstad/

If you have any questions about your stay in Grimstad, please contact our festival producer  Julie Pichard julie@kortfilmfestivalen.no

Contact Grimstad Tourist Information for tips on happenings in Grimstad! 

Grimstad turistkontor, tlf + 47 37 25 01 68 (Monday to Friday , 09:00-16:00).

turistkontoret@grimstad.kommune.no

From destinations in Europe

ALTERNATIVE A:

TO KRISTIANSAND AIRPORT – > TO GRIMSTAD CITY

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!)

ALTERNATIVE B:

TO OSLO AIRPORT -> TO KRISTIANSAND AIRPORT -> TO GRIMSTAD CITY: 

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!)

ALTERNATIVE C:

TO OSLO AIRPORT -> TO OSLO CITY ->  TO GRIMSTAD AIRPORT -> TO GRIMSTAD CITY

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.

«Sørlandsekspressen»:https://www.vybuss.no/

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

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