Niflheim (location)

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Remark: This article describes the location Niflheim in Tomb Raider Underworld. For information about the level, see Niflheim.

Games Tomb Raider Underworld

Niflheim, also known as the World of Mist[1], is a location Lara visits in Tomb Raider Underworld.

In Norse mythology, Niflheim is one of the primordial realms with ice and cold. It later became the abode of the goddess Hel and the afterlife for those who didn't die gloriously in battle. [2]

Tomb Raider Underworld

After diving in the Mediterranean Sea, Lara finds an underwater chamber with Norse runes. She learns that the chamber is the Niflheim - a Norse underworld.



In-game Information

Lara writes the following notes to her journal about the location:

Niflheim - World of Mist. One of the nine worlds of Norse mythology, linked by Yggdrasil, the World Tree. While it seems clear that Niflheim is an underworld metaphor, original sources are contradictory as to whether it is distinct to Helheim, where those who did not die gloriously in battle go after death.
Lara's Journal Entry[3]

See Also

The mythical place that Amanda Evert told to be the location of Amelia Croft in Bolivia.
Maya underworld visited in Tomb Raider Underworld.
Another Norse underworld. A level of the same name is visited in Tomb Raider Underworld.


  1. Lara's Journal Entry NIFLHEIM
  2. Retrieved on 14th Dec 2012
  3. Lara's Journal Entry NIFLHEIM