information in English

Are you thinking of traveling to Retrospillmessen from a country outside Norway? No problem! Each year we have several international visitors. We must inform that all Norwegians speak english well. Which means that you will have no problem communicating in english with taxi drivers, hotels, people at the event or other people you might stumble upon in Norway.


Tickets for Retrospillmessen can be purchased either online or at the expo. The only difference is that you might have to wait slightly longer in line to enter without a prepurchased ticket. We will not run out of tickets. If you want to purchase a ticket and can’t read Norwegian we have an english version of our ticket-site you can use. Simply click the english button in the top right corner of the page. Tickets:


The convention is held in Sandefjord, Norway, about 1 1/2 hours drive from the capitol of Oslo. Runarhallen is accessible either by bus or taxi from the center of Sandefjord. For most people it is not walking distance, but with google maps you might be able to walk it. Runarhallen is searchable as a word in Google Maps. We recommend all international travellers to fly directly to Torp International Airport in Sandefjord if possible. From there you can take a taxi to the town center of Sandefjord. If you end up travelling to Oslo International Airport, which is fine as well, know that you have to take 2-3 hour train ride to get to Sandefjord.


There are several hotels available in down-town Sandefjord. Retrospillmessen recommends Hotel Atlantic. This hotel is located in the centre of Sandefjord, and knows everything about the convention. They will help you with taxis and public transportation. This is also where all our VIP-guests will stay during the convention. The hotel is full-booked for regular visitors, but we have secured a number of rooms for visitors to the convention. If you wish to book at room at the hotel please either call them at (0047) 33 42 81 50 or e-mail them at Provide the reservation code GR002695. The rooms are discounted: Single room: 845 NOK per night. Double room: 1040 NOK per night. There are still rooms available!

Traveling by car

The convention is located close to one of the main highways in Norway, E18. We recommend travelling with GPS. The address is either Runarhallen or Klavenesveien 20, 3220 Sandefjord, Norway.

Please contact us

For any inquires please contact us! Call Jan Olav Hegvik at 977 50 047 or send an e-mail to and we will be sure to help you so you can come hang with us at the convention!