"Elf-home." The home of the ljósálfar, the light elves, according to Gylfaginning. The other class of elves, the dark elves, called dökkálfar or svartálfar, are said to dwell underground (see Svartálfaheimr).
Álfheimr is listed among the nine worlds of Norse cosmology.
- Grímnismál, 5.
- Gylfaginning, 17.