"Heaven-mountain", "Heaven's castle." The dwelling of Heimdallr, the watchman of the gods. Odin enumerates it among the abodes of the gods in Grímnismál:

Himinbjörg is the eighth,
where Heimdall, it is said,
rules o' er the holy fanes:
there the gods' watchman,-
in his tranquil home,
drinks joyful the good mead.

Snorri Sturluson says that the abode stands at heaven's end by the bridge-head, in the place where Bifröst joins heaven.



  • Grímnismál, 13.
  • Gylfaginning, 17.