Scandic Rubinen is our festival hotel, housing the festival’s guests from all over the world. Scandic ensures that audiences are given an environment packed with film stars where they can eat, drink and hang out before, during and after the festival. Scandic Rubinen is also the festivals Press, Guest and Industry Centre.
During the festival, Scandic hotels in Göteborg offer a 20% discount on all accommodations at Scandic Rubinen, Scandic Opalen and Scandic Europa. Use the code 817FILM at check out to get the discount. Book your rooms on Scandic’s website.
Train: There are several fast trains a day from most cities in Sweden and Norway. And connections from capital cities in the rest of Europe are good. Buy your tickets at SJ here.
Bus: Buy your tickets at Bus4You.
Travel by ferry: Stena Line will take you to Sweden and Gothenburg from Denmark, Germany and Poland. Cheap shopping on board!
Flight: Göteborg Landvetter Airport has good connections all over the world. Airport buses serves the airport and the trip into town takes about 20 minutes.
Public Transport: Tram or bus will take you smoothly and quickly to the festival area. Read more on Västtrafiks website.
Saluhallen Briggen (market hall) A short walk from Järntorget over to Tredje Långgatan, and you’ll find that the district of Linnéstaden has its market hall – Saluhallen Briggen. Whether you’re looking for traditional Swedish food, Asian or Italian, you’ll find a little of almost everything here.
Barabicu (Pan–American Grill) On the other side of the canal, where the Rosenlund begins, you’ll find the newly open Barabicu serving rustic food that immediately impress meat lovers. You can be sure to get full here!
Bombay Right at the beginning of Andra Långgatan, you find an Indian restaurant Bombay. Great curry at affordable prices makes a good combo for a nice lunch.
Hagabion Festival cinema Hagabion is not only a cosy theatre but a very popular hang-out and has an excellent lunch in their café. A perfect break after a screening.
Dirty Records and Santo Domingo is a combined record shop and café on Andra Långgatan. Dark Dominican coffee, organic and homemade, and good music in the background. Perfect.
Cigarren (café) Järntorget’s coffee institution. Cigarren probably has the highest number of faithful regulars of all cafés in Göteborg. Perfect place to sit back and scope out what’s happening at one of Göteborg’s trendiest squares.
Språkcaféet (international café) A stone’s throw from cinema Draken, at Esperantoplatsen, you’ll find Språkcaféet. This is a multilingual café where you can order in or strike up a conversation in many different languages. If the film festival is blessed with sunshine, you should head here to bask for a while.
The Bishop’s Arms Right across Järntorget, you’ll find The Bishop’s Arms, which aside from a large beer list offers one of the city’s best pub menus. Hamburgers, fried cheese and fish & chips are eaten here to much acclaim.
Hagabion’s theatre, bar and café Many think Hagabion is Göteborg’s best vegetarian restaurant everything on the menu is to die for. The building also houses several theatres where the festival’s films will be shown. Two birds with one stone.
Stroll along Andra Långgata, a hip street and pick out whatever suits you best when you’re ready to celebrate your latest viewing over a glass of local beer or wine. Göteborg’s pub mecca.
Feskekörka (“Fish Church”) is one of the buildings that makes Göteborg Göteborg. Catch a glimpse of the architecture, eat a hearty lunch or buy some shrimp to bring home. The possibilities are endless.
Skansen Kronan (17th-century redoubt) Cross through the Haga district and warm up by taking the stairs up to Skansen Kronan. Up there, you’ll get a great view worth the steep staircase.
Naturhistoriska (Museum of Natural History) Right where Linnégatan turns into the park Slottsskogen, you’ll find the Museum of Natural History, Göteborg’s oldest museum and home to the impressive number of 10 million animals! There’s also a café here that serves lunch from Tuesday through Sunday. And you certainly don’t want to miss the stuffed blue whale they have on exhibit, do you?
Slottsskogen Park All you need is a walk to shake off that sleepiness you get from winter. A great way of doing that is to go to Slottsskogen, Göteborg’s equivalent to Central Park. Slottsskogen was founded in 1874 but has a history stretching back to the medieval period.