"Looks like we found another one, bud."
―Hiccup to Toothless, after a crash-landing in How to Train Your Dragon 2

Itchy Armpit is a land of the Barbaric Archipelago that appeared in How to Train Your Dragon 2, and then later in the game, Dragons: Rise of Berk.

Official Description

"This autumn-hued fjord represented the farthest east Hiccup and Toothless traveled on their world-mapping adventures before smoke trails led them to Eret’s devastated fort and, ultimately, to Valka and Drago’s war over dragons."
―Hiccup's Map in Race to the Edge
"Toothless named this island during one of his and Hiccup's many explorations. It is near where they discovered Eret, Son of Eret and his band of dragon hunters. Once teeming with wild dragons, the Shivertooth is one of the few who..."
Dragons: Rise of Berk


From what has been seen of Itchy Armpit, one can conclude it is a beautiful forested area, with hills and mountains. There is also a thick mist in many areas.

Local Dragon Species

Though no dragons have been seen, Hiccup suspected there might be Timberjacks, Whispering Deaths and perhaps even a Night Fury might be living in the forests, though the latter was probably to cheer up Toothless. Though no dragons have been seen, one can conclude there used to be many of them, seeing how Eret and his band made their base here.

According to the game,Dragons: Rise of Berk, many dragons used to live in the area. However, many were picked off by Dragon Hunters, with the Shivertooth, Thunderpede, and Sliquifier being some of the few remaining species. Hiccup's map shows an unknown dragon called a Bighound is known to live near Itchy Armpit as well.

Local inhabitants

The only known humans that lived in this region were Eret and his gang of dragon trappers. Seeing how they made their base here, one can conclude Itchy Armpit is a habitat for many dragon species, which is confirmed as they captured quite a lot of them. However, after the Bewilderbeast destroyed the fortress and freed their dragons, they were forced to leave in order to find more dragons for Drago Bludvist's dragon army.


"So, what should we name it?" (Toothless scratches his armpit) "Itchy Armpit, it is."
―Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Hiccup and Toothless first encounter this new area after a crash landing. Hiccup makes a drawing of it on his map. Upon asking Toothless what they should name it, Toothless proceeds to scratch his armpit, giving Hiccup the idea to name the area "Itchy Armpit." It is where Astrid, riding on Stormfly, eventually finds and catches up with him while searching for him.

While flying over Itchy Armpit, they discover a large section of the forest had been burnt by fire, and so was a fortress, covered in gigantic ice crystals. This leads them to meeting Eret and his band of Dragon Trappers.


Dragons: Rise of Berk


Notes and References

A4320bfb10853844e8d50a3a78b42219 Itchy Armpit on Hiccup Haddock III's Journal/Map.

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