The windless grove where Freyr and Gerðr shall meet to consummate their love, according to Skírnismál:

Barri the grove is named,
which we both know,
the grove of tranquil paths.
Nine nights hence,
there to Niörd's son
Gerd will grant delight.

The meaning of the name is uncertain. Some have supposed that it derives from barr, "barley," and thus hints at a fertility myth, but the word can also mean "tree", "pine needle" and "conifer," which seems more consistent with the fact that Barri is referred to as a grove.



  • Gylfaginning, 37.
  • Skírnismál, 39.