Haafingar is one of the nine Holds of Skyrim. It is located on a peninsula on the far northwest coast. It was an ancient Nordic kingdom. The hold encompasses the area surrounding its capital city, Solitude. The coat of arms is the wolf's head.


Haafingar is the smallest Hold in area. Since the Fourth Era, the High King of Skyrim reigns from Solitude. The hold is separated from Hjaalmarch by the Karth River and The Reach by mountains. Dragon Bridge is the only access to the hold by road, crossing the Karth River. Much of the hold is rocky and mountainous with soaring snowy mountains surrounding the north and west of Solitude, though the lower lying areas including Dragon Bridge are mostly comprised of forests and hills.

Solitude is the jewel of Imperial Skyrim. Ruled by Jarl Elisif the Fair, widow of the late High King, it is home to the headquarters of both the Legion and the Thalmor. Part of the reason for this is the eminently defensible nature of Solitude itself. Set upon a great stone arch that towers above the mouth of the Karth River, and surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Haafingar Mountains, Solitude is both a reinforced and breathtaking stronghold. Given the city's name, it is ironic that over 80 percent of the Hold's population lies within Solitude's walls, but this is testament to the city's political importance, formidable defenses and diverse population. The Bards College is located here, as well as the sumptuous Blue Palace, the residence of the Jarl. Both are constructed atop the huge, natural arch that the city rests on, affording spectacular views over the Sea of Ghosts and Hjaalmarch to the east. Solitude's accessible docks and wharfs are in the relatively calm waters, making the trade one of the many reasons why the wealthiest of Nords hail from this capital city. Solitude is the one true cosmopolitan city of Skyrim.


Capital cityEdit








Nordic Ruins/TombsEdit



Ships and ShipwrecksEdit

Guardian StonesEdit

Orc StrongholdsEdit


General LandmarksEdit


Unmarked LocationsEdit


Start a Discussion Discussions about Haafingar

  • Ship Isn't On The Wiki: (Hopefully Someone Adds It)

    • There's A Ship Docked In Front Of The East Empire Trading Company. (If You Enter It: It Will Be Considered Trespassing + And A Guard W...
  • Potema's Sanctum Back Door?

    2 messages
    • I recently finished the Wolf Queen Awakened missions and I realized that I may have lost Dawnbreaker inside the godforsaken catacombs. I...
    • I don't think it has a name but the back entrance is on a ledge on the side of the mountain north of Solitude. I don't know if it...
*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+