Glacier Island first appears in Dragons: Race to the Edge as part of the Barbaric Archipelago. It later appears in three Games: Dragons: Rise of Berk, School of Dragons, and Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders.
|“||Desolate and frostbitten, this glacier is far from lifeless. The heat-seeking Snow Wraith attacks trespassers like an avalanche to defend itself and its mysterious connection to the Dragon’s Eye. Led far away from Berk and far out of their comfort zone by clues hidden within the Dragon Eye, Hiccup, Toothless, and their teammates ventured to Glacier Island in search of the elusive, arctic dragon. However, the Dragon Riders were not the first Vikings to venture to this icy and extreme environment. Village elder Gothi was once part of an expedition into these frozen hinterlands years ago in search for pure glacier water, and barely survived the experience. The Snow Wraith is to winter what the Night Fury is to night. It senses the fall of each snowflake. It hears the glacial movement of every iceberg. It feels the slightest change in even the most frigid of temperatures. The Snow Wraith is the sole and uncontested denizen of its island. And when the chill wind roars, it might be the weather, or it might be the Snow Wraith descending upon its next victims.||”|
|— Dragons: Race to the Edge Interactive Map|
In all versions of Glacier Island, it is cold, steep, rocky, and covered with vast layers of ice and snow. There is little to no plantlife, though some hardy shrubs appear on the island in Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders. The ground underneath the snow has caves which the resident Snow Wraith utilizes. The island is also prone to tremendous zero-visibility snow storms. Surroudning the island there is a thick mist and as can be naturally assumed, the air gets colder as one gets closer towards the island. The island also has quite a few icy cliffs and peaks with high altitudes. It is also stated that the island has some lower coastlines. It is seen that ships are able to dock on the lower coastal areas.
In School of Dragons there are saltwater fishing spots by which the player can fish at. The game also shows thick ice spreading out onto the sea around the island.
As told in "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 2", many years ago, Gothi and two other Vikings ventured to the island seeking glacier water for healing purposes. However, they were ambushed by Gothi's Frostfright, a Snow Wraith. Gothi was the only one to survive.
Three years after the First Berserker War, Gothi then joined Hiccup and his riders in finding the Snow Wraith in order to get a tooth from it to unlock the Dragon Eye. They were successful as Gothi was able to get a tooth from the Snow Wraith that got lodged on her staff.
Later in "Snow Way Out", Heather, Ryker Grimborn, and his Dragon Hunters then went to the island to capture the Snow Wraith. However, they were stopped when Hiccup and his riders took the Snow Wraith pack to another island.
Glacier Island is also mentioned in a December 2017 Gauntlet Event, wherein Hiccup and Astrid travel there to follow clues on a map to find Bork's lost treasure. The clue is "The Wraith watches over the path in the cold, And under the ice is a hint for the Bold." The clue is a "B" shaped rock.
Glacier Island was one of several Islands that appeared with the release of the "Battle for the Edge" Expansion in December 2015. Players visited this island to complete an expansion-exclusive quest, which included healing a Snow Wraith with Prickleboggle breath. There are two fishing spots on this island for players to fish at for saltwater fish.
Glacier Island is also mentioned in the Stable Quest "Infrared Detector". The player must send stabled dragons (non-active) to Glacier Island to save stranded Vikings. The quest takes 24 hours to complete and rewards are: 700 coins, 1296 Dragon XP, and 100 UTD (player points).
|“||Vikings have been stranded at Glacier Island during a white-out. Send a dragon that can find them in the snow and bring them back to safety.||”|
|— School of Dragons|
In "The Hidden World" Expansion Pack, it is revealed that the Warlords have built a large camp on this island. The Dragon Riders attempt to destroy it, but fail every time they try.
Glacier Island appears in this game as a 'side' island that the player-controlled characters Scribbler and Patch can visit. They can find chests with resources in it, as well as a caged Skrill the duo must free.
- Glacier Island is located very far north, which would make sense, taking into account its geographical features. According to Hiccup's Map, it is located nearby Dragon Mountain, which is also located in the far north.
|Glacier Island uses Creative Commons Licensed content from the Rise of Berk Wiki page Glacier Island. The list of authors can be found on the page revision history (view authors).|
|Glacier Island uses Creative Commons Licensed content from the Dreamworks School of Dragons Wiki page Glacier Island. The list of authors can be found on the page revision history (view authors).|