Castle Volkihar

General Info
Location IDs DLC1VampireCastleDungeon01


Castle Volkihar is a Location in Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. 

Castle Volkihar is the base of operations for the Volkihar Vampire Clan and the home of Lord Harkon. It is located on an island off the northern coast of Skyrim, west of Solitude and can only be reached by bridge or boat.



Castle Volkihar Quests








Castle Volkihar Characters

Points of interest

  • Dining Hall
  • Feran's Laboratory
  • Bloodstone Chalice Room
  • Sleeping Quarters
  • Smithy and Training Room
  • Harkon's Room
  • Serana's Room
  • Kitchen
  • Thrall Dungeon
  • Volkihar Cathedral


Castle Volkihar Maps

Castle Volkihar Quests Map

Castle Volkihar Treasure Map 



  • Although technically in Haafingar hold, items stolen from Castle Volkihar do not count towards completing a bedlam job in Solitude for Delvin Mallory.
  • There is a Mythic Dawn Banner in Lord Harkon's room.
  • If sided with the vampires, the castle will effectively "reset" every 35 in-game days. Objects "out in the world" will respawn, and locks will reset, but all wardrobes and bookcases within the keep are safe for storage.
  • The inhabitants can be seen eating what looks to be bloodied meat instead of the typical slice of bread that characters can be seen eating throughout the game.

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