Not to be confused with Gjalund.
"May the wind be at your back, friend."
―Gjalund Salt-Sage[src]

Gjalund Salt-Sage is the captain of the Northern Maiden and can be found in Windhelm Docks aboard his ship.



Gjalund is found in Windhelm Docks and brings the Dragonborn to Solstheim.

At first he says he doesn't want to go back to Solstheim. He can't remember how he sailed to Windhelm and he can't remember anything from the whole journey. This is the reason why he doesn't want to go back. He can be bribed, intimidated or persuaded to bring the Dragonborn to Solstheim.

After the first trip to Solstheim, Gjalund will charge you 250 GoldIcon for each consecutive trip. However, this can be bypassed by using the fast travel arrow on the corner of Solstheim's and Skyrim's world map to alternatively traverse the two regions.

Conversation with AdrilEdit

  • Adril: Gjalund. I was starting to wonder what happened to you.
  • Gjalund: We... uh were delayed by bad weather. Before you even ask... yes I have the supplies you requested. But...
  • Adril: But what?
  • Gjalund: This load cost me double what we had agreed on. Nothing I can do about it.
  • Adril: Damn it Gjalund. You know we don't have that much coin.
  • Gjalund: Look, the East Empire Company didn't give me a choice. They've raised their prices again, and there's nothing I can do about it.
  • Adril: After all the years, they're gouging us for every last drake we have. Let me talk to Lleril. I'll see what we can do.
  • Gjalund: All right, Adril. Don't worry about rushing it. Just pay me when you can.


  • Some characters, including the Redoran Guard, pronounce his name as "Jalund" with an English-style "j" sound.
  • He shares his name with a former Jarl of Whiterun (see Gjalund).
  • Attacking him will get you a bounty in Winterhold.


This section contains bugs related to Gjalund Salt-Sage. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If the Dragonborn is over-encumbered and trying to get back to Skyrim, Gjalund will still give the appropriate dialogue and charge the Dragonborn a fee of 250 GoldIcon (and takes the cash), but after a very short loading screen the Dragonborn will not have moved from the spot they were standing in when they talked to him.
    • Dropping the appropriate amount of items will make the ship usable again, but at that point it is easier to just fast travel and save yourself some gold.