Changewing Island. Ah, such a peaceful place. Except for all the Changewings, of course. [src]

Changewing Island is a nesting ground and home for the Changewing dragons.

Official Description

This forested isle hides many surprises in its thick branches — from the acid-spitting, chameleonic Changewings to their iridescent eggs nestled on the boughs. The only safe part of this island is the sky above it, where Changewings are unable to blend into their surroundings. The island is covered in trees, and the Changewings lay their eggs in the branches.
  Dragons: Race to the Edge Interactive Map  


Changewing Island is a dense forested island, with a thick stream winding through its depths. Its coasts are surrounded by precarious stacks of boulders, but with some sandy beaches. This island also has multiple cliff sides.


Dragons: Riders of Berk

The forested island had been used by Fishlegs Ingerman and his dragon Meatlug as a hangout in "Gem of a Different Color". On the beach, they found a "Stone of Good Fortune". However, when Fishlegs and his friends decided to return the stone, they realized they were actually dragon eggs. Despite returning the egg, Snotlout Jorgenson and his dragon Hookfang stole four eggs.

Dragons: Defenders of Berk

Later, the teens go to Changewing Island to study Changewings as part of Dragon Flight Club drill in "Live and Let Fly". The Riders then guided wild Changewings that were released by Alvin back to Changewing Island so they didn't head to Berk.

Later, an injured Scauldron, Scauldy, was found on Changewing Island during the events of "Free Scauldy".

Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 2

Changewing Island. Ah, such a peaceful place. Except for all the Changewings, of course. [src]
  — Fishlegs describing Changewing Island  

Three years later, the teens went to Changewing Island to search for glowing Changewing acid to light up a new lens they found in the episode "Night of the Hunters, Part 1". They then encountered Tuffwing, a Changewing that Tuffnut managed to capture in order to obtain the Changewing acid. Eventually, they used the acid sprayed on Snotlout's helmet to power up the Dragon Eye.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

After having been reunited with his mother and spending a day flying together, Hiccup tells Valka about his activity of mapping the world. While he is naming a few of his discorveries, Hiccup says he had discovered Changewing Island after locating Dragon Island.


Dragons: Rise of Berk


  • Changewing Island is not specifically named in "A Gruff Separation", but it is possible this is the island the Twins went to, to get the shed skins of Changewings.
  • There is some controversy regarding who was the first to come upon Changewing Island. In Gem of a Different Color, Fishlegs is implied to have been the one to find it. In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup says he discovered it after locating Dragon Island. As content originating from the movie, Hiccup's statement should take precedence over the TV shows. However, Changewing Island is already shown on Stoick's map in the first movie, meaning it was already known to the Berkians before Hiccup's adventures.
    • It is likely that, since Changewing Island was a later addition to the 'world', the island shown on Stoick's map was not meant to be Changewing Island, and the shape was solely reused in later content.



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