Grenselandet 2024 will take place on October 4th and 5th. Tickets available here.

Practical information

What is Grenselandet?

Grenselandet is an annual international chamber larp festival in Oslo. It features larps 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 programme fullfill the following criteria:
  • No preparations required except pre-larp workshop
  • Duration no longer than four hours
  • Preferably playtested, but we can make exceptions
  • Run by the author(s) themselves

When is Grenselandet?

The larps will take place in slots schedules at:
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.

Where is Grenselandet?

The larp venues are all over the city center. To play a larp, you will meet at Riksscenen - lower floor (Trondheimveien 2) 30 minutes before the larp starts, and walk from there. Someone will guide you to the larp venue.

On Friday the social hangout place will be at Riksscenen from 15:15 to 21:00. Our cafe at Deichman will then be open from 21:00 to 01:00. You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks to both places. There is no serving at Riksscenen. The cafe at Deichman will have a bar with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 

During the day, our lounge at Riksscenen will be open from 10:15.

On Saturday evening, there will be a party at 3rd place (Welhavens Gate 1B). You can bring your own food and drink to the venue.


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 at the top of our front page.

What should I wear?

Wear neutral clothes, preferably black, for all larps. No costume is required.
Exceptions for 2023: "Shadows of the forgotten" prefers white or neutra coloured clothing. Sauna larps "The Heat is on" and "Getting hitced" requires swimwear. Sauna larp "Omløp" is played nude.

Where do I sleep?

Anker hotel and hostel is located nearby and is usually one of the more affordable paid options.

Will there be food for sale?

No, but there are several shops, restaurants and fast food joints nearby.

Will there be drinks for sale?

This is a bit complicated - Friday has different rules from Saturday.

Friday night there is a cafe/lounge hangout at Deichman. There will be a bar where you can buy drinks both with and without alcohol. For this venue, it is forbidden to bring your own alcohol.

Saturday night there is a party at 3rd place. For this venue, you are welcome to bring your own drinks (including alcoholic drinks). There is no bar at this venue.

For the hangout space during daytime at Riksscenen, you can bring your own non-alcoholic drinks. For this venue, it is forbidden to bring your own alcohol. The bar upstairs might be open. If it is, you can bring both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from there.

Will there be a party?

Yes! The party is on Saturday evening at 3rd Place (Welhavens Gate 1B). The theme is Elemental. Bring your own drinks.

Friday night there is a lounge hangout at Deichman. There will be a bar where you can buy drinks.

Can I run my larp at Grenselandet?

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

Who organizes Grenselandet?

Grenselandet is organized by a project group in Fantasiforbundet in cooperation with Laivfabrikken Oslo

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, 2014 here, 2015 here, 2016 here, 2017 here, 2018 here, 2019 here, 2020 here, 2021 here, and 2022 here. 

Contact information

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