Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Wreck of the Winter War is a ship in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


It lies in the waters off the coast to the east of Snow Veil Sanctum and to the north of Yngol Barrow.


"Maybe you've seen masts sticking out of the water to the northeast? That would be the wreck of the Winter War. Fine vessel, back in its day."
Hold Guard[src]

It appears that the Winter War was wrecked while attempting the narrow passage into Windhelm harbor. It has been overrun by a group of bandits who are led by a bandit chief. There may be a bandit some distance from the wreck as well. Some of the shipwreck's cargo can be found north-east from the wreck. On a clear day, this location gives a unique perspective of the mainland; both Windhelm and the College of Winterhold can be seen at the same time. There are three chests at the shipwreck, including one in the water between the two halves of the wreck.

To the northwest, an upturned small boat can be found in the water, just offshore from Fisherman's Camp: Slaughterfish Bay.

Notable items[]


  • Clams – Underwater, beneath the wreck.