Probably one of the starting zones in Wotlk.
The Howling Fjord sits high above the Great Sea on the southeastern tip of Northrend. It is said that in ancient times the vrykul, a race of half-giant warriors, inhabited the land, founding a vast and prosperous civilization.
Then one day, without warning or explanation, the vrykul vanished, leaving behind only deserted villages and abandoned temples.
Now the Alliance and Horde have come to confront the malefic Lich King and put an end to the Scourge. The Alliance has established a staging area in the settlement of Valgarde, but their presence seems to have sparked off an unforeseen event: the return of the vrykul.
These formidable warriors have begun attacking Horde and Alliance settlements, and many of the vrykul are pouring out of the fortress of Utgarde Keep, not far from Valgarde. The vrykul's motives and their whereabouts for the past several thousand years remain a mystery. Regardless, there is no doubt that the vrykul's sudden resurgence has touched off an ongoing battle for control of the region.
Dwarven prospectors, in the meantime, have uncovered mysterious relatives whose skin is etched in strange runes. These iron dwarves may provide the missing link needed for the dwarves to piece together the mystery of their creation.
On the eastern shore, the Forsaken have arrived, carrying a plague of their own to unleash upon the Lich King. Queen Sylvanas has been methodically and patiently overseeing the formulation of this contagion for several years, and the time has come at last to test its effectiveness against the Scourge.
Before bringing the battle to the Lich King, both the Horde and Alliance must overcome the immediate threat of the vrykul and answer the questions that the warriors’ reemergence has posed. Where have the vrykul been? What do they want? Most disturbing of all, what if they aligned with the Lich King?
Perhaps only time will tell. For now, the battle has just begun.
Is it just me or would you rather play this starting area to the Borean Tundra?
Borean Tundra drums up images of grinding mobs in Winterspring. Howling Fjord just looks so much better! Much more warcraft-esque in my eyes.
Based on the last picture from the alpha, the Storm Giant found in Howling Fjord will be similar to the Fel Reaver of Hellfire Peninsula.
you can come here at 68 and can choose from borean tundra or howling fjord the difference is probly going to be different factions in each zone and thiers a quest that gives blue quality gear in each of the zones the howling fjord quest gives you the choice of 3 blue trinkets and the borean tundra lets you chose between some wepns in my opinion this place looks much better than borrean tundra and the reason why they made 2 zones is because they did not want the overcrowding of 1 zone wich in my opinion is a great idea cause not only will you not have to wait an hour for a dam mob to spawn but you also wont have the problem of intensive random ganking going on
Howling Fjord, forming Daggercap Bay, is the place where Arthas landed when tracking Mal'ganis. Just a bit of WoW lore.
The picture captioned "Vengeance Landing" is actually "New Agamand", unless I'm mistaken :)
Map is currently missing a dryad questgiver at 61,23
I'm in love with this zone already and can't wait to go there. So beautiful!
Very cool looking area. This look like a mix of Shipwreck cove (Pirates of the Carribean 3) and just a regualar dock. Most of the boats are on fire which looks almost real and most of the mobs you fight are the awesomest things ever.... giant vikings.
This will be the new Nagrand and great work Blizz.
Horde players can get here by zeppelin in Tirisfal Glades (second tower).
Instances in Howling Fjord: Utgarde Keep and Utgarde Pinnacle.
Pretty cool instance names btw^^ xD
Should likely include the achievement
Friend or Fowl?
as the turkeys are in this zone.
Alliance can get here via the boat in Menethil Harbor that led to Auberdine, as the Auberdine boat now sails to Stormwind Harbor.
Removed comment as its based on me thinking for some reason this zone didnt have a Grandmaster Alchemy trainer -_-
Low level players below l68 can reach the first place without killing risk. They can only learn Grandmaster skills for the professions. Each skill costs 35 gold, but it gives also Archievement. :) Almost all Grandmasters are there in the first place.
Make sure you have 350+ in your skills.
The lowest level is 68 to get the first quest, but higher is more easier, or you have good gear.
Horde can get to Howling Fjord by taken the zeppelin from Tirisfal Glades
Just to recap some random information.
Horde get their via the zeppelin from UC.
Alliance get their via the boat in Menethil Harbor.
Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord are the
level. Unlike Hellfire Pennisula/Zangarmarsh where one is slightly higher than the other. However, Howling Fjord has less quests overall than Borean Tundra.
has anyone been able to complete 105 quests in this area as horde? i have 83/105 completed thus far and can't find anymore quests.
why was my rating lowered? i was asking a regular question.
anyways, there are a chain of quests that start at the ancient lift which you need to do as it leads into 20 other quests at scalawag point.
i mention this because there is no quest that leads into this vital quest, and it is not on the wowhead map. i hope this is helpful to some.
I just want to point out the the correct pronunciation of Fjord is
, not ford, not fa-HORD, not fa-JORD, and definately not FUH-jerd as I've heard it. The "j" makes a "y" sound. Thought you should know.
Edit: Small typo, thanks to Kedana for pointing that out.
Fishing in Howling Fjord requires at least 380 Fishing, 475 to avoid losing catches.
Ah finally here! Howling Fjord, the land of opportunities and gold! Clover...
Herds of Shoveltusk offer excellent skinning practice along the high plateaus of the Fjord.
If youre hated with the goblins you wont be able to take the q's from
and his crew. Atleast I could'nt.
The quest giver
does not appear on the 'Show on map...' option for both factions, and she offers six quests.
If you're working through the quests, you'll get directed over to her by an NPC at Camp Winterhoof or Fort Wildevar (depending on faction) anyway, just a shame she doesn't appear properly in the database.
Lurielle is at 60,22
First quest from her is:
Spirits of the Ice
note that the mobs here are yielding more experience than in Outland, aprox +50 - +60%.
e.g., a lvl 70 mob in Outland yields ~1200 XP, while in Northrend dies for ~1900 XP.
Alliance Flight Master Paths:
howlling fjord is a great starting place in NR for xp a sweet gear deffinatly better than outland in my opinion i started questing at 67 and now im 70 with still alot more quest to do story line is pretty good to
Go here or Borean tundra at level 68. I picked Howling Fjord because I liked it a bit more.
Competely out of topic but I noticed glitch in map. There reads "Skörn" not "Skorn" :)
Here's something any hordie coming to Vengeance Landing must get used to hearing from Apothecary Lysander:
SEVERE STOMACH PAIN?
IMO this place has some of the most relaxing music :P i turned everything but music to 0 and for some reason made questing easier.
Anyone know what Cauldros Isle is for? I can't find any quests that send me there. =/
Halgrind reference to hellgrind from The eragon series maybe?
While I think Howling Fjord is a great looking zone. I think it is the single worst zone for quests (at least for Horde) in all of Wrath. There isn't a huge number, it's very heavy on travel with more than one chain requiring a long back and forth without a large number or quests to do there, there is an elite chain with no item rewards, and what travel there is broken up by huge chasms at a level where you can't fly. I think Borean Tundra beats it hands down for leveling.
Howling Fjord for me would be the best choice to start Northrend since I have chosen Borean Tundra because some friends told me.This place,well when i went to explore it, was the best place I have ever been in WoW since it's beautiful scenery and the fantastic idea of the elevators made me love it.I would not recommend for leveling area since it can be difficult for low levels (who are leveling their first character) to go,because the shores if you do not have flying skill can make this place from magical to horrifying.If though it is not your first character then I recommend it(Excuse me if i have grammar and vocabulary mistakes since English isn't my first language)
This might just be my computer/account that does this, but I would like to warn people about Daggercap Bay.
I went in to the bay hoping to catch some fish, and i've ended up stuck there. I can't even get on to my toon that's there with out being disconnected.
If you have any suggestions, great, I'd love to hear them.
If not, just be careful about that.
I really cant stand leveling here, the mobs right outside of Vangard are on a very quick respawn timer and can make it a pain to get through the first few quest there, Birean is really a better place to go when first comming to Northrend, I plan on coming back here at max lvl to get the gold rewards forr the quest, but by far better quest and rewards in Borean Tundra.
where is ivald´s ruin :S im conufsed i need to explore it
Just to remember ,
Hordes get to Howling Fjord by the Zeppelin at Tirisfal Glades
Alliances get to Howling Fjord by the boat on Menethil Harbor
but if u prefer Borean Tundra
Hordes get to Borean Tundra by the Zeppelin at Durotar
Alliances geto to Borean Tudra by the boat on Stormwind
Howling Fjord is a lovely looking zone, but for Horde it's a bit of a pig to quest in. Alliance get far better chains and quest rewards along with better stories, the Horde quest lines just seem to fizzle out and never really go anywhere exciting, the rewards are generally poor too.
Whichever faction you're playing as, I'd recommend questing out Borean Tundra thoroughly first, so that you're 71/72 by the time you get to the Fjord. You'll have loads of great gear from Borean Tundra, and have an easier time of questing in the Fjord, not such a big deal for Alliance, but for Horde you really want to smash through it as quick as possible and get to Dragonblight where things pick up again.
If you're Horde, you're best off getting all the flight points before you start questing (Vengeance Landing, New Agamand, Apothecary Camp, Camp Winterhoof and the neutral at Kamagua) - this will also 'link' all the flight points together, otherwise Vengeance Landing will just say 'you don't know any flight points connected to this one' - you'll also have to get the flight point in Moa'Ki Harbour to link Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord in terms of flight points.
Don't like the Gnome's flying machine trip around...everywhere? Well, you're in luck! Just across Daggercap Bay is a trail that leads ALL the way up the cliffside to the dwarves that give you the "Iron Man" quest chain. If you stand on the dock and look slighty left of the big opening in the cliff where the boat goes, there is a lamp marking the start of the trail.
Please note: Be very careful going up and even more careful going down. Lots of sharp corners that take you straight down to Splatterdead Country.
where the hell is caulos's isle
How we can to be Exalted with there?
I can't find any daily quest for horde
Just go to menethil Harbor, Wetlands. Take the black steam boat at the far side of the harbor. It will take you to Valgarde Harbor, Howling Fjord.
No one gives a !@#$ about the lore.
where is scalawag point iv been flying all around the fjord and i cant find it
Long over due hitchhiker's reference... I wonder if slartibartfast had anything to do with this?
Can anyone tell me where Cauldros Isle is? Thanks.
If anyone's interested in Norse Mythology (a lot of which is represented in various forms throughout WotLK), read "Thor's Journey to Utgard".
Just as a teaser, it features the God of Thunder himself getting into a drinking contest and attempting to lift a gigantic cat.
Just curious, is there anywhere in the real world that is like howling fjord?
One of the most beautiful and relaxing zones in the game ... oh wait, I'm wrong here.
the most beautiful and most relaxing zone in the game! Seriously, I love this place, I love the quests, I love the music, I even love the penguins sitting on the ice all day long.
This place also reminds me of Norse mythology, really awesome zone.
If you're new to the game I would prefer to level in the Borean Tundra, cause the quests are much easier and it's not as big and confusing as the Howling Fjord.
Gjalerbron, a zone within
, (along with the Fjord itself) is often horribly mispronounced. However, Blizzard included a quest just to explain how to say it!
It is called
Dealing with Gjalerbron
and given by
, who says that the Vrykul;
call the place Gjalerbron, though you'd pronounce the 'Gj' as if it were an 'Sh'. Odd creatures.
The horde equivalent of this quest is
Dealing with Gjalerbron
though the explanation of how to pronounce Gjalerbron is not given in that quest log.
I want to travel here to see an expert profession trainer but every time i get in the Zeppelin from the 2nd tower it drops me in Brill! Do I need to be a certain level or is there another problem?
How do you get there as Alliance? I can't tell if the older comments are valid or not.
There should really be an NPC named after Slartibartfast (of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) in this zone. After all, he did design the "fiddly bits around the fjords".
Zone music is an iconic WOTLK sound )
Unfortunately, it's a huge pain to get here for the average quester: flying to Menethil even from Ironforge seems like too much work when you can take a handy boat from Stormwind to see the Borean Tundra.
I came to wowhead for the handy dandy rare macro and there wasn't one. So I made my own and here it is:
/target King Ping
/target Perobas the Bloodthirster
/target Vigdis the War Maiden
I would like to share a fun minigame you can start up with your guildmembers. It is a somekind of dangerous game for all you dare devils amongst us. Location is here at Howling Fjord, exact point at the ancient lift. You know the lift up there and probably can guess what i have in mind. The silly game is to run over the rope from ancient lift to Kamagua as fast as you can. When you stand on the rope, it seems quiet easy, but there are a view traps on it. When you take your time you will make it easy. But as we gonna race it. you will find out the camara view of point changes all te time and also you have to jump sometimes over the obstacles. Ah and then there is the lift that keeps up running over you. It wont hurt you, but still it can be very enoying. But there is offcourse one fatal mistake that you can make and that is falling of the rope way down to the sea or worse to the ground. to make this more dangerous, i would say put the path of frost on with one of your death knights in raid or party, so that falling savely down in the sea is no option. Fun for the guild when you would like to have a silly time together bonding your guild.
hint: Do this when you all are drunk, garanteed lot of fun;)
Is there a quest to get there for horde/alliance, I've been to orgrimmar and undercity t see if there is a quest telling you to go there
Don't forget to pick up these "This Item Begins A Quest" items while in Howling Fjord...
Rare mobs of Howling Fjord
i dont know if this is true cuz i dont wanna look it up, but it seems that all archaeology zones in the howling fjord is only for the Vrykul
and of course
which counts for 12
so this is the best place to farm for
Vrykul Drinking Horn
This item Costs 100
this item equips you with a Vrykul helmet and makes you larger.
Mr. Smite's Brass Compass.
which also makes you larger, and a tauren.
if you use these 2 items together your mounts get insanely huge.
for some reason i cant get these links to work.
A bit of a warning if you are lvl 68 - 69 horde with the lowest level of flying speed do NOT fly over Fort Wildervar. You will get one shot....I learn this the hard way....
If you're looking to level through Northrend quickly, probably better to start in Borean Tundra. Howling Ford earned its name from the sound of the wind howling through the gaps in the opportunities to earn XP. There are lots of quests that don't require killing mobs, vehicle quests, and most of all, lots of criss-crossing the (vast) zone to click on a cogwheel, then fly back. Very time-consuming.
Use zeppeling to get there :)
Use boat or teleporter to get there :D
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