Olympiad pass

This is the only pass that gives you the opportunity to go in and out during all of the event’s matches. With the Olympiad pass you have the possibility to ensure you get to see all the matches you want even before you know when they will be played.

There are only 50 tickets in this category.


2150 NOK

Day pass

With the day pass you will be able to come and go as much as you want during one specific day. You cannot buy open day passes as each pass is only valid on the date you choose when you buy it. The day pass has two categories, child and adult.


300 NOK / Adult

150 NOK / Child

Single ticket

The single ticket gives you a one-time entry to the arena. This ticket does not give you the possibility to re-enter when you leave. This is a good solution for those who want to experience the atmosphere at the Chess Olympiad during the matches, but might not have the time to stay the entire day. You cannot buy open single tickets – each ticket is only valid on the date you choose when you buy it. The single tickets have two categories, child and adult.


150 NOK / Adult

75 NOK / Child


When you buy a Day Pass or an Olympiad Pass you have to swap it for a wristband. You can do this in the ticket counter at the arena. The Day Pass has to be swapped on the same day it's valid, while the Olympiad pass can we swapped at any time.

Age limits

The child tickets are for the 6-15 years old age group. Since chess is a game of concentration, we do not allow entry to children younger than 6 years old.

Restricted items

The following items are not allowed in the arena:

  • Computers
  • iPads and other tablets
  • Mobile phones
  • Other electrical devices
  • Food and drink
  • Flashlights
  • Laser pointers
  • Alcohol/drugs
  • Animals, except guide dogs
  • Signs/banners/posters etc. with political messages
  • Anything forbidden by Norwegian law

Belongings can be deposited in the guest cloakroom.


Toilets are located outside the arena.


We have good solutions for wheelchair users at the arena. If you have any questions about companions/wheelchairs send an e-mail to

Ticket sales at the arena

Playing days: 13:00 to 20:00
(except Saturday August 2nd: 14:00-19:00 and Sunday August 14th: 10:00-17:00)


For questions about ticket categories, prices and other topics, please write to:

For technical questions about ordering tickets and payment, please call: +47 484 00 600

Tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies

The Opening Ceremony

The 2014 Chess Olympiad is set to start with a bang with the Opening Ceremony in Tromsø's Skarphallen on the 1st August at 19:30.

The Opening Ceremony is a chance to celebrate how the Chess Olympiad is gathering together over 180 nations to compete in one of the world's biggest cultural and sporting events.

To help us celebrate we've selected some of the best that Northern Norway has to offer, with fine performers such as Violet Road, Lisa Stokke and Hekla Stålstrenga. The Mayor of Tromsø, Jens Johan Hjort, will preside over the ceremony. 

The Closing Ceremony

The Olympiad will end with a prize-giving where medals will be awarded and there will be more artistic performances. The ceremony will take place on August 14 at 20:00 in Skarphallen.


Opening ceremony

Adults, zones 1 and 2NOK 480
Adults, zone 3 (F, G, H, I, J, K, L, and M)NOK 380

Closing ceremony

Adults, zones 1 and 2NOK 330
Adults, zone 3 (F, G, H, I, J, K, L, and M)NOK 230

Follow this link to go to the seating chart and purchase tickets.

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