|Respawn Time||10 days|
|Console Location Code(s)|
|IvarsteadExterior01, IvarsteadExterior02, IvarsteadExterior03, IvarsteadExterior04, IvarsteadExterior06|
|Western edge of the Rift at the base of the 7000 steps to High Hrothgar.|
|# of Tanning Racks||1|
|# of Grindstones||1|
|# of Wood Chopping Blocks||1|
|# of Clay DepositsHF||1|
|# of Stone QuarriesHF||1|
Ivarstead is a small milling town located at the base of the Throat of the World. The town is located on the shores of Lake Geir, with one of the forks of the Darkwater River powering the sawmill on its way to join the White River. The town consists of five buildings and has Shroud Hearth Barrow just to the east, overshadowing the town. Some of the town's residents believe the barrow to be haunted. The innkeeper, Wilhelm willingly tells you more about this. He runs Vilemyr Inn, which is at the southern end of the town opposite Klimmek's house, to the north is Fellstar Farm, opposite this is Temba Wide-Arm's sawmill, and across the river is Narfi's broken down house.
It is a town in decline, with fewer travelers visiting since the haunting of the barrow began. Some of the residents fear for the town's survival as many of the townspeople have either left for Riften or want to move away. Pilgrims and travelers often pass through the town on their way up the 7000 steps to High Hrothgar.
Quests Starting Here
|Quest Giver||Giver Location||Quest||Objective(s)||Requirement|
|Klimmek||Klimmek's House||Climb the Steps: Deliver a load of goods up to High Hrothgar for Klimmek.||
|Narfi||Ivarstead||The Straw that Broke: Discover what is plaguing Narfi's mind.||
|Temba Wide-Arm||Vilemyr Inn||Grin and Bear It: Give ten bear pelts to Temba Wide-Arm.||
|Wilhelm||Vilemyr Inn||Lifting the Shroud: Investigate the haunted barrow outside of Ivarstead.||
- Hunt and Gather: Retrieve Wylandriah's spoon, ingot, and soul gem.
- The Lover's Requital: Help Sibbi Black-Briar locate his former fiancee, so he can kill her.
- Under the Table: Deliver a smuggled Black-Briar Mead keg to the inn at Ivarstead.
- If Hearthfire is installed, you can find one clay deposit southeast of Narfi's broken down house and one stone quarry west of it.
- After the main quest is over, if you look up at the Throat of the World you may see the dragon Odahviing flying around.
- Ivarstead is marked on your map once you start the quest The Way of the Voice (from Balgruuf the Greater) without anyone mentioning the village.
- Ivarstead also appears in ESO.