For other uses, see Winterhold.
"I've heard of rumors of the resting place of the Helm of Winterhold, the very same helm that Jarl Hanse wore in the First Era. Hanse was in line to be High King of Skyrim, you know. Having that might get the ear of the other Holds and give me some authority."
―Jarl Korir[src]

Helm of Winterhold is a unique steel horned helmet and quest item found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It can be dated back to around 1E 369, when it was worn by Jarl Hanse of Winterhold.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Find the Helm of Winterhold[edit | edit source]

The Jarl of Winterhold, Korir, asks the Dragonborn to retrieve the Helm to further secure his claim as Jarl.

Locations[edit | edit source]

The helm may be found at one of the following locations:

Smithing[edit | edit source]

It can be upgraded with a steel ingot at a workbench and benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Helm of Winterhold. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If the Dragonborn retrieves the Helm for the Jarl, then completes the civil war storyline for the Imperials, the new Jarl will also ask the player to retrieve the Helm again, usually from a different location.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If the Dragonborn retrieves the Helm for the Jarl and talks to the Jarl asking for work at some later point, the Jarl may ask for the Helm to be retrieved again.
  •  PC   360   XB1   If the Helm of Winterhold is in Yngol Barrow, instead of Yngol wearing his unique helmet, he may be wearing the Helm of Winterhold, making it impossible to retrieve the Helm of Yngol.
  •  PS3   If the jarl steps down, you can't give him the helm.
  •  360   PS3   Sometimes the jarl won't remove the helm from your inventory despite him saying the dialogue that you completed the quest. Can be remedied if you reload a recent save and hand it to him again.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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