How to get to Gladmat
The Gladmat festival attracts approximately 250,000 visitors to the heart of Stavanger over the course of four days. Whether you are travelling from another part of the country, from another part of the county or from another area of Stavanger, we have gathered some information for you in this section which we hope will help to make your journey as smooth as possible.
Cycling to Stavanger
Stavanger is a great city for cycling, with excellent cycle paths and plenty of parking facilities for cyclists. For the duration of the festival Stavanger’s County Council is providing supervised parking for cyclists at Kongsgård. The facility will be open daily from 29th. June until 2nd. July, from 11 am until 9 pm. Cyclists using the facility do so at their own risk and are personally responsible for ensuring that their cycle is properly locked with its own designated lock.
Travelling by train to Stavanger
Stavanger’s train station is located in the heart of the city centre. Go Ahead offers several daily services on Sørtorget from Kristiansand and Oslo, whilst Jærbanen will transport you swiftly from Egersund, Jæren or Sandnes to Stavanger.
Travelling by bus to Stavanger
Buses travelling to Stavanger from out of town generally make their final stop at the town’s bus and train terminal at Breiavatnet, conveniently located just a short five-minute walk away from the festival venue in the heart of Stavanger. Check the various bus companies’ timetables for further information on departure times.
Travelling by plane to Stavanger
Stavanger Airport, Sola, is an international airport offering domestic and international departures daily. The airport is approximately a 20-minute drive from Stavanger city centre and is served by both airport buses and the local bus network.
Travelling by car or by motorcycle to Stavanger
During the Gladmat festival most of the city centre car parks tend to fill up quickly early in the day. If you are travelling by car, we recommend that you find a parking spot just outside of the centre and complete the last part of your journey either on foot, on a rental cycle or by bus. The most central parking facilities for motorcycles are located in the festival area and will not normally be available for use during festivals.
Travelling by boat to Stavanger
In cooperation with Stavangerregionen Havn IKS, we are delighted to be able to welcome small boats to the guest harbour daily from 11 am until 7 pm during the festival.
Places to stay
Stavanger offers a wealth of accommodation options to suit every budget. We would like to take this opportunity to recommend our partner hotels: Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge, Clarion Hotel Stavanger and Hotel Victoria.