(Old Norse: "The plain of Ida"; first part of uncertain origin; second part, völlr, meaning "plain" or "field")
According to the Edda poem Völuspá ("prophecy of the seeress"), the Iðavöllr was the wide expanse of flat terrain surrounding the home of the Norse gods, Asgard.
Prior to Ragnarök, the plain is described as a sort of Elysian ideal, with many ritual sites and with people playing board games (hnefatafl) with gold playing pieces. During Ragnarök, a great battle is fought upon the plain, culminating in the destruction of the world. After Ragnarök, a new world is born, and the peaceful plain reformed.
Odin's throne, Hliðskjálf, is located upon the Iðavöllr.