"Battle-surge." The large field, a hundred leagues in every direction, where at Ragnarök the Æsir shall battle their enemies, led by Surtr. Vígríðr is attested in the eddic poem Vafþrúðnismál:

Vigrid the plain is called,
where in fight shall meet
Surt and the gentle Gods;
a hundred rasts it is
on every side.
That plain is to them decreed.

It is further elaborated by Snorri Sturluson in Gylfaginning. He says that the Sons of Muspéll shall go to Vígríðr, as well as Fenrir and Jörmungandr; then Loki shall come there, leading the champions of Hel; and Hrymr shall come with all the Rime-Giants. Then the Æsir shall put on their armor, and all the einherjar, and advance upon the field.

According to Fáfnir in Fáfnismál, the isle where the gods and Surtr shall "sword-sweat mingle" is called Óskópnir.



  • Gylfaginning, 51.
  • Vafþrúðnismál, 18.