The Dates for Grenselandet 2020 are October 9th and 10th. More information is coming.
You can buy your ticket at Tikkio (click orange box below)!

Practical information

What is Grenselandet?

Grenselandet is an annual international chamber larp festival in Oslo. It features larps and and freeform roleplaying games of high quality from different countries. The larps are (with the very occasional exception) run in English. English is the working language for all info before and during the festival.

All the larps in our programmefullfill the following criteria:

  • No preparations except pre-larp workshop
  • Duration no longer than four hours
  • Already playtested
  • Run by the author(s)

When is Grenselandet?

The larps will take place at the following hours:
Friday: 17:00-21:00
Saturday: 11:00-15:00
Saturday: 17:00-21:00

This means you can play up to three larps at Grenselandet.

Opening hours hangout (Slurpen)
Friday: 16:00-01:00
Saturday Oct: 10:00-02:00 (party Saturday 22:00-02:00)

Does anything happen on Sunday?

There is an informal meetup at Cafe Sara that usually stretches from brunch and into late night. Come join us and nurse your hangover with good friends!

Where is Grenselandet?

The hangout and HQ of Grenselandet will be at Slurpen, Lakkegata 79B. The larps will be held at the following locations, all of them in walking distance from Slurpen:

- Riksscenen, Klubbscenen (black box)
- Riksscenen, Intimscnen (black box)
- Øvingshotellet (black box)
- Studio Texnes (studio)
- Deichmanske Bibliotek, Schous plass (black box)
- Kunsthøyskolen i Oslo (black box)

The hangout zone will open Friday at 16:00 and stay open throughout Grenselandet. The larps will be played at different venues within walking distance from here. Check in for all scenarios are at Slurpen 30 mins before they start, and a host will walk you to your venue from there.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks to the hangout zone.

To get to Slurpen, take tram 17 or Bus 31 to Lakkegata Skole.

Which languages will we use for playing?

All larps will be run in English unless otherwise specified.

What does it cost?

Please visit our ticket sales page, linked from the top of our front page.

What should I wear?

Wear neautral clothes, preferably black, for all larps. No costume is required.

Where do I sleep?

Unfortunately, we don't have the capacity to organize accomodation for people coming from outside Oslo. But generally, the larp community in Oslo tend to open up their apartments for larpers who come from abroad and need a place to stay. If you don't know anyone you can ask, just post on the wall of our Facebook-event.

Anker Hostel / Anker Hotel is a budget accomodation option located conveniently close to Grenselandet.

Will there be food or drinks available?

We will sell cheap vegetarian food (meal NOK 50) and soft drinks at the hangout in Slurpen. Saturday morning we provide a very simple breakfast (bread, butter, jam) free of charge.

There are several shops, restaurants and fast food joints nearby. You are allowed to bring your own food and drinks to Slurpen (also alcohoic beverages are allowed).

Will there be party?

Yes. There is a social event after the programme ends both Friday and Saturday. There is no bar, bring your own drinks. There will be a dance floor and DJs playing on Saturday, but also a lounge if you prefer a more laid back atmosphere. On Friday there will be just hanging out and chatting.

How do I get around in Oslo

All larp venues are within walking distance from the Grenselandet HQ. You might still want a transport card to get to/from where you sleep. You can by a 24 hour pass for NOK 90 valid for bus, tram and metro. Single tickets cost NOK 33 if bough in advance or NOK 50 if bought on board a bus or tram.

If you are flying into Oslo, you can take the local train from the Airport to the city. It costs NOK 93 and includes a free transfer to a bus, tram and metro. If you hold a valid ticket or pass for Oslo, you can buy an add-on ticket instead. For most travellers it will be most economical to buy a 24-hour pass for Oslo at the airport, then an add-on ticket for to get to the city. You can buy this from the NSB machine. The local trains depart twice an hour and takes 23 minutes to/from the city.

Flytoget (The Airport Express train) take you from the airport to the city but is more expensive. There is however a stundet discount. There is no free transfer and holding a transport pass for Oslo does not give a discount. It departs every 10 minutes and takes between 19 and 22 minutes to/from the city.

Can I run my larp at Grenselandet?

You are welcome to suggest larps you think could fit in our profile, being it your own or some other larp you have tried. This can be done by sending an email to us, see the bottom of this page

Do you need volunteers?

Yes, we need some hands for cooking in the hangout zone and for assisting on the practical side on running games. If you volunteer in one time slot you can still play two larps. Volunteers will get free food and lots of cred. Send us an email if you're interested (see bottom of this page).

Who organizes Grenselandet?

Grenselandet is organized by a project group in Fantasiforbundet in cooperation with Laivfabrikken Oslo. The main organizers are Martin Nielsen, Nora Berg-Eriksen and Martin Eckhoff Andresen.

Where can I find information on previous festivals

You can find information on the 2010 and 2011 festival on the web pages of Laivfabrikken Oslo. The programme for 2012 is available here, 2013 here and 2014 here.

Contact information

Usually you'll get a reply fastest if you use our facebook page or event. Otherwise, use our email adress: