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"Is Vanaheim secure?"
"As are Nornheim and Ria."
Odin and Thor[src]

Vanaheim is one of the Nine Realms, home to the Vanir.


"Who are you?"
"Don't you remember? I'm Skurge, we fought together on Vanaheim."
Thor and Skurge[src]

In 2010, Vanaheim was invaded by the Marauders, a group of rag-tag pillagers.[1] Three years later, the Asgardian army led by Thor and one of their own, Hogun, managed to defeat the Marauders and liberate Vanaheim from their oppression. That same year, the Convergence occurred, and during the Battle of Greenwich on Earth, two Royal Air Force jets were transported to Vanaheim. Once the event ended, the jets returned safely to Earth.[2]


  • In the comics, originally, Vanaheim was one of the regions of Asgard's planetoid. This was later retconned in the most recent canon.
  • Vanaheim is seen to be densely wooded with little evidence of heavy-industrialization of space-faring races. While its people do possess weapons similar to the Asgardians, they apparently live in camps and small villages, rather than large cities.
  • In the non-canon video game Thor: God of Thunder, the Rock Trolls of Nornheim were banished from their native realm and they occupied Vanaheim. Skraelings are also inhabitants of Vanaheim.

Behind the Scenes

  • Sequences in Vanaheim where shoot in Bourne Wood, England. Originally, the production was looking for locations with wide forests in China and Bolivia.[3]
  • Mayan, Christian and Asian references were studied by the production to create the tribal feeling of Vanaheim. Eventually, Mayan references were dropped out to avoid similarities with Raiders of the Lost Ark.[3]


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