|“||After realizing the mysterious Hidden World was meant only for dragons, we headed back to our temporary camp. All the Vikings had started to feel at home there, so we decided to make it official. In honor of our previous residence that we'd built over seven generations, we've named our current glorious island home New Berk. [src]||”|
New Berk, also known as Monolithic Island, is an island that was first seen in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
|“||Nine days east of the Edge of the World, and a few degrees north of Permanent Frostbite, this is New Berk. [src]||”|
New Berk is elevated far above sea level, making it hard for non-dragon-riders (or those without Hiccup's wingsuits) to access. It contains fields, waterfalls, thick forests, and lakes with sandy beaches. It is considerably larger than the original Berk, seeing as overcrowding did not seem to be a problem once the Berkians arrived there.
|“||Who needs Valhalla? We've got New Berk! [src]||”|
|— From the screenplay by Dean DeBlois|
New Berk is an island northwest of Berk beyond the Barbaric Archipelago. This island is similar to Berk in its geography, which consists of cliffs, beaches, waterfalls, and forests. The plant life that grows on New Berk is very diverse and consists of tropical-like vines and thick foliage, as well as various types of pine trees, such as giant sequoia.
The climate of New Berk is much warmer compared to other places such as Berk, which can be seen in the plant life. However, it is still cold enough to accommodate plants that prefer a colder environment.
During the Third Date scene in the third film, the Light Fury takes Toothless to a mountain lake with a sandy beach. There are some rocks also on the shore and submerged in the water. Scow capped mountains are seen on one side while the dense forest and crumbling banks on the other side. The sandy beach is large enough for Toothless to have drawn a portrait of the Light Fury at a safe distance from the water.
Upon returning from their discovery of the Hidden World, Hiccup, Astrid, and their dragons land in a sweeping grass meadow with slight rolling hills. Toothless and the Light Fury have a playful romp in the tall grass shortly afterward before Grimmel captures them.
The Light Fury crash lands with Toothless in a similar meadow, saving him from plunging to the sea far below. The Berkians say farewell to their dragons from this meadow and melancholically watch them fly off for the last time. The same meadow is seen just after the wedding, when the nine leading characters pause to look out over the sea in the direction where they had last seen their dragons.
Being so high above sea level, the entire perimeter of the island is surrounded with massive cliffs. Wind and water have carved a few caves and natural arches into them. One side has a more gradual slope, allowing for greenery to grow part of the way down. After the Berkians build their village, they affix pulley systems to hoist ships along one sheer drop to and from the sea far below.
|“||Say hello to New Berk! [src]||”|
|— Gobber the Belch|
After abandoning Berk in their quest to find the Hidden World to maintain their lifestyle, the Hooligan Tribe uproot and head out on a voyage for the mythical place. Along their search, they take refuge on the island to rest. Albeit temporary, most of the tribe agree that it is a wonderful place to live on and start setting up a village despite Hiccup's protests.
After the death of Grimmel the Grisly, the Hooligan Tribe decides to send all of their dragons to the Hidden World so that both races can live in safety. As the dragons leave for the Hidden World, the entire tribe chooses to settle down on New Berk permanently.
Much of the village on New Berk is revealed in this holiday short, decked out in Snoggletog decorations. The Night Lights are seen frolicking through the snowy forest, and later they and their parents watch the Snoggletog Pageant from a hillside outside of town.
New Berk appears in School of Dragons in "The Hidden World" expansion.
- New Berk is the second island that the Hooligan Tribe has known to settle on after Old Berk.
- According to Brad Lewis, New Berk is supposed to be the mirror image of the Hidden World.
- There is a statue of Stoick in the center of the island where Hiccup and Astrid are married that features panels detailing Berk's history. One of the panels is a recreation of the first film's theatrical release poster.
- According to Dean DeBlois in The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, New Berk is "a long day's flight" away from Old Berk.
- As revealed in an online article, the island of New Berk has an elevation of 52,000 feet (15.84 kilometers), making it taller than most real mountains on Earth.
- However, following the movie scene, the island's height can be estimated to be somewhere between 16,000–22,000 feet (5–7 kilometers).
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- David the Bruce. (Date Published - February 19, 2019). HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (2019) Production Notes. Visual Hollywood.
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