Visitors and press

There are several ways to take part in Arendalsuka

  • As a visitor or participant
  • As an exhibitor with a Stand in Political fair (Politisk gate)
  • As an organiser of event

Free entrance and no tickets

All events are free, and seats are handed out on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

Design for universal accessibility

Arendalsuka is open to everyone, and our goal is for everyone to participate regardless of functional ability. However, not all venues are accessible for all, so please contact the responsible for your desired events in advance to ensure participation. Read more about universal accessibility (in Norwegian only) 

Getting to Arendal

Arendal is situated in the south of Norway, approx. 260 km from Oslo. There is a variety of public transportation to reach Arendal. Visit Arendal - how to get to Arendal. 


The city centre of Arendal is surrounded by 5 large parking garages. However, during Arendalsuka parking can be challenging. Free parking is available outside the city centre, and is approximately a 15- minute walk, or a 5-minute bus ride. Visit Arendal - information about parking in Arendal.

Getting about in Arendal city centre

For everyone’s well-being and safety the city centre is a pedestrian area during Arendalsuka, cars are not allowed.


More than 70 % of all participants rent houses, apartments, or cabins from the locals. These can be found on digital platforms such as and

Hotel rooms are in short supply. We recommend you submit a request to the hotels by September the year before. To ensure a broad variety of participants in Arendalsuka the hotels rarely give more then 1-2 rooms to each NGO, business, media organization or other. Hotel rooms in the nearby city of Kristiansand are normally available, this is a 45 minute drive from Arendal. 
Find accomodation (in Norwegian only) 
Visit Arendal - hotels and more in Arendal

Information on site

The info centre is located outside the town hall and culture House at ‘Sam Eydes place’. The centre is open all day Monday – Friday. Here you will find Arendalsuka hosts dressed in orange t-shirts who are ready to assist you. See map of Arendalsuka. (in Norwegian only)

More information of Arendal and the region?

Visit Arendal - tourist information.


All events are open for the press. It is the organizers responsibility to accommodate for the press in their own events. All events have a responsible contact person listed in the program, feel free to contact them in advance if desired.

We recommend the press to apply for a press ID to Arendalsuka in order to identify yourselves. Press ID’s will be given to journalists and photographers with a media-house registered e-mail address, along with valid Press ID.

To apply for a Arendalsuka Press ID - you will have to make a user account. Create account.

Press centre

For access to the press centre in Arendal Town Hall and Culture House, a press ID issued by Arendalsuka is needed. In the press centre you will find simple working stations and Wifi. The centre is open every day from morning until early evening.

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