"Splendor-plain?" The eddic poem Völuspá describes Iðavöllr as the meeting-place of the Æsir, where they built shrines and temples as well as forges to make iron tools:

The Æsir met
on Ida's plain;
they altar-steads and temples
high constructed;
their strength they proved,
all things tried,
furnaces established,
precious things forged,
formed tongs,
and fabricated tools;

In stanza 58, it is where the surviving gods shall meet after the cataclysmic events of Ragnarök:

The Æsir meet
on Ida's plain,
and of the mighty
earth-encircler speak,
and there to memory call
their mighty deeds,
and the supreme god's
ancient lore.

Snorri Sturluson places Iðavöllr in the middle of Ásgarðr. He says that after Ragnarök Víðarr, Váli, Baldr and Höðr shall dwell at Iðavöllr, and that Thor's sons Magni and Móði will receive their father's hammer there. The survivors shall find in the grass those golden tables (charts) which the Æsir had had.



  • Gylfaginning, 14, 53.
  • Völuspá, 7, 58.