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A biome is the classification given to the various regions of the world of Valheim. Each biome can be distinguished by its unique aesthetic, as well as the creatures and resources contained within. Additionally, each biome is the domain of one of the Forsaken.

Biome Description Availability (from the world center)
Starting biome of new worlds filled with Birch, Beech, and Oak trees which is inhabited by low level mobs. From 0 to 5100 meters
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Black Forest
Dark and hostile forest of Fir and Pine trees with more resources, including Core Wood, Tin, and Copper. From 500 to 8000 meters
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Dangerous, shadowy area with shallow water full of Leeches, Crypts filled with Draugrs, and poisonous Blobs. From 2000 to 8000 meters
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Tall frozen mountains teeming with Wolves and flying Drakes that resist the biome's biting cold. Above 50 meters altitude (excluding Ashlands), from 600 meters
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Warm sunny area with golden grass and killer bugs. Home to the Fuling clan, Loxes and Deathsquitos. From 2900 to 8000 meters
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Found off the coast in deep waters. Home to Leviathans and Sea Serpents. Below -26 meters altitude (excluding Ashlands)
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(Not Yet Developed)
A fog-covered land with tall, dark trees and spiderwebs spread across the ground.
From 5900 to 10000 meters
Deep North
(Not Yet Developed)
Snow-capped hills with frozen rivers in the far north of Valheim.
Upper part of the world
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(Not Yet Developed)
Small, fiery islands covering the south of Valheim.
Bottom part of the world


At Valheim's launch in February 2021, five of the planned nine biomes were made available to explore. The other four were accessible, but lacked any meaningful content.


Biomes (View Template)
Completed MeadowsBlack ForestOceanSwampMountainPlains
WIP/Unfinished MistlandsDeep NorthAshlands