Welcome to Edda, Norway: Where was Ragnarok filmed? The House Location

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Ragnarok is a six-part Netflix series set in the fictional city of Edda, Norway. This time, the filmmakers didn't make a major effort to hide the real location where Ragnarok is filmed, the charming town of Odda.

If you have visited Norway as a tourist, it is likely that you've been here. Odda is a small city, the main commercial and economic center of the Hardanger region.

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Odda is also the tourist hub where many travelers stop before hiking the world-famous Trolltunga rock, also featured in the show. In Ragnarok, its inhabitants say that something is wrong in Edda, a strange town poisoned by pollution.

Despite including superpowered teenagers and the Scandinavian legend of Thor and its hammer, the show has nothing to do with Marvel movies.

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Magne (portrayed by David Stakston) is a misfit teen who moves to the city with his mother and brother Laurits (Jonas Strand Gravli). When an old woman approaches Magne, ancient forces emerge to battle the demons that poison the valley.

The series features a sort of Greta Thunberg environmental activist called Isolde, played by Ylva Bjørkaas. The opening song of the first episode is the sensational M83's Midnight City.

We have a few more interesting details about the series and the locations, including the impressive house that appears in this mythological fantasy action drama.

Here is our spoiler-free, updated report with the new season 2 filming locations of Ragnarok.

Where is Ragnarok filmed? The city of Edda, Norway

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Odda doubles as Edda, Norway. The city's environment is a bit like the town in the Home for Christmas series, also surrounded by waterfalls, emerald fjords, incredible mountains, and lush valleys.

There are two national parks in the area, the Buerbreen glacier, and Trolltunga, the instagramable troll tongue rock formation where Vidar (Gísli Örn Garðarsson) appears au naturel.

The white church, the grocery shop Spar, and almost everything else is located here.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix - Edda, Norway location

The Ragnarok House

Ragnarok series House
However, where is the sinister mansion of the villainous Jutul family? This imposing house, overlooking Edda's valley, is basically a CGI creation.

The location of the house is actually occupied in real Odda by the Trolltunga apartments Viking Haug. This accommodation consists of fully furnished and equipped apartments for rent with fantastic views.

The design of the Jutulheim house in the series is inspired by the Norwegian Dragon Style architecture, featuring Viking and Norse motifs, serpents, and dragons.

The Dragestil was very popular between 1880 and 1910. If you'd like to visit a real house constructed in this style, a good example is 1907' Villa Balderslund in Balestrand.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Vikinghaug - Ragnarok House Location


Ragnarok High School
Every Netflix coming-of-age series has to have a high school. Edda secondary is the local Odda Ungdomsskole. The stadium and football field are also there, not far from the waters of the fjord.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Edda High School Map


Edda Grill
You can have a meal at Edda Grill, a fast food restaurant that in real life is called Odda-Grillen.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


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The Jutul Industries complex featured in the series was filmed in the Boliden Odda factory, located in a peninsula just out of town, next to Sorfjorden. This is a major zinc and sulphuric acid producer.

According to Wikipedia, Jutul is a Norwegian sports club from Bærum, a city located in Viken County, Norway. Maybe the screenwriter is a supporter of the rival football club?
Image courtesy of Netflix - Edda Factory Location Map


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Pictured, the famed Trolltunga tongue rock, featured in several episodes.

If you search Edda in Wikipedia, you’ll see that this is the name in Old Norse of a collection of Medieval Icelandic poems. The books were written during the 13th-century, and are connected to the Viking Age and the Norse mythology tradition.

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14 comments
  1. Excellent background to Edda, thank you.

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  2. HI! Just adding a comment, a jutul is a mountain giant, so I think that Adam Price gave the family the name based off that. I guess that fact that it's also the name of a football club is just mere coincidence lol.

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    1. The mountain giants are actually called jotunn.

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  3. Amazing series... Every episode I literally have a hard time getting through because of the amazingly breathtaking scenery... One of these days I will visit Norway to honor the land of my chosen gods...

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  4. Terrific series got hooked on it! I was always a bit of a fan of Norse mythology, but this was really great and the scenery is breathtaking. I had to stop at various parts of the series just to look at how gorgeous looks. It's on my bucket list, I will take a long visit to Norway, maybe next year, maybe even sooner. It's a must! I'm already 71. Great great show folks!

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  5. Jutul is also an old mythical creature who can hide in human form - Norske Leksikon.

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  6. I have started seeing the series and it's amazing. I love Norway. Jeg elsker deg dette landet. I hope one day my dream will come true and I'll visit the country!!!

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  7. Ich bin schon mehrmals in Odda gewesen. Wir waren in Nå am Sørfjord, zum Angelurlaub.Der Fjord ist tatsächlich verseucht, durch die Industrie ( Zinkwerk und Düngemittelfabrik). Der Ort ist wirklich recht schaurig. Man könnte fast sagen, vor Hässlichkeit schön. Die Landschaft ist Atemberaubend.Odda wurde auch oft, vom deutschen Kaiser besucht, was man an einer Gedenktafel, an einem naheliegenden Wasserfall, dokumentiert sieht. Wir haben in Odda, sehr hübsche Menschen, aber auch regelrechte Trolle, gesehen.Ich glaube, dort zu leben, ist sehr hart. Es ist so eine Art, Ende der Welt Atmosphäre.

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  8. I have just finished watching season 2 of Ragnarok. The landscape, greenery, waterfalls, locales, culture, Northern Lights - so well depicted and filmed. Fantastic, fingers crossed that I may be able to see these for myself.

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  9. En jotun eller jotne, også kalt turse, rimtusse, jutul, jøtul og gyger, er en kjempemessig skapning i norrøn mytologi som holder til i Jotunheim, der borgen eller stedet Utgard ligger.

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  10. Alastaire MacArthurJune 5, 2021 at 11:44 AM

    Fantastic series so far! Hold onto that hammer, you Odinists - reality will bite soon!

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  11. I also love the show and also the location, I want to come to Edda to see this beautiful place, but unfortunately that not going to happen, coz we are only poor, buaaaaah T_T

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  12. I have watched the series 4 times. I always see something that I missed somehow or understand something more. Please make a 3rd and a 4th etc. I am so addicted to that town, not the acting. Some of those teenagers' comments are so awful and predictable, it's sad the writers cannot think of original stuff. Please give us more.

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  13. Tu das. Norwegen ist noch schöner als in der Serie. Nimm dir Zeit. Minimum 3 Wochen. Wir sind grad zum 6. Mal da und kommen aus dem Schwarzwald bis hier hoch.

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