Official artistic map by Bethesda.
Solstheim was an island located north-west of Vvardenfell and north-east of Skyrim. Solstheim was politically a part of Skyrim until 4E 16, when the High King of Skyrim gave Solstheim to the province of Morrowind, due to the eruption of Red Mountain.  
The climate was akin to that of Skyrim - cold and snowy. The island itself possessed many Ebony mines, which the Empire was extracting. Raven Rock, a mining town in the southwest coastal region of Solstheim, has the largest deposit of Ebony ore throughout the island. The main imperial fort on the island is Fort Frostmoth.
- Main article: Merethic Era
Battle of the MoesringEdit
During the Atmoran-Snow Elf War, the Battle of the Moesring in the Moesring Mountains. The Atmorans won the battle and defeated the Snow Elf forces on Solstheim. The battle marked the beginning of the end for the Snow Elves, and started an era for the dominion of Men in Skyrim.
- Main article: Third Era
In 3E 427, the town of Raven Rock was founded by the East Empire Company, due to the rich source of ebony found on the southern part of Solstheim. The source of ebony ore was one of the richest in Morrowind. It took several months to build up the town, and the mine eventually started to provide plentiful sources of ore. There was almost no Imperial presence except for Fort Frostmoth and Raven Rock and the mine, which over the years had become an important source of Ebony for the Empire.
Later in the Third Era, it was stated that the Nords wished to capture the whole island, and the money for the mines had run out.
- Main article: Fourth Era
In 4E 5, the Red Mountain erupted, which caused massive casualties and destruction, with most of the land obliterated. The effects of the eruption were severe; a great number of people lost their lives and many cities were leveled. The event took place from 4E 5 to 4E 6.
On the 30th of Rain's Hand in 4E 10, some miners who were digging in Raven Rock Mine broke through a wall which lead to some ruins, which was revealed to be Bloodskal Barrow. The East Empire Trading Company assigned two miners, Gratian Caerellius and Millius, to explore the ruins. The two men went into the tomb, but their adventure eventually came to a close, when they discovered a mysterious puzzle and a blade, known as the Bloodskaal Blade. As the two men attempted to figure out the puzzle, Draugr came down upon them and attacked. Millius died from his wounds, and Crescius Caerellius continued on despite his serious injuries. Eventually he had to stop, and just before he died he wrote these last words in his journal: "Last entry-I've lost track of time and my strength is fading. I can't even stand anymore. My wounds refuse to heal. I'm afraid this tomb will become my resting place. If anyone finds this journal, please send these notes to my superiors at the East Empire Company and tell my wife that I love her. May Arkay guide me to my final rest." After the East Empire Company discovered their deaths, the company claimed that the "accident" was a simple cave-in so that they wouldn't have to send in any more explorers. 
In 4E 170, Raven Rock Mine was shut down, which disrupted the economy and caused a mass exodus from the town. This cut the population in half and greatly slowed down the economy.
Geographically, Solstheim is almost identical to Skyrim. Evergreens encompass the southern half of the island, and become more sparse whilst traveling north. Numerous structures are created out of the ice that makes up much of the island, and it is almost always snowing.
There are three rivers that flow through Solstheim, the Iggnir River, the Harstrad River, and the Isild River. The sizeable Lake Fjalding lies in the northeast of the island. Just like Bruma in Cyrodiil, Solstheim's Nords have the same architecture, with ornate wooden craftsmanship.
Solstheim was under control from different political entities within different time periods. Originally, Skyrim controlled Solstheim, until they turned it over to the Dunmer of Morrowind in 4E 16. From then on, Solstheim was under the jurisdiction of House Redoran of the Great Houses of Morrowind.
The Daedric Prince, Hircine, is known to have significant influence over the island and its people. Hircine is able to physically manifest for a hunt on Solstheim with his Werewolf minions, at the ending of every era.  The Skaal call this destructive event "The Bloodmoon Prophecy", for as Hircine arrives, the moons turn as red as blood, hence the name of the expansion pack, The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon.
- The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Mentioned only)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn
- ↑ Events of The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 An Elder Scrolls Novel: The Infernal City
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 An Elder Scrolls Novel: Lord of Souls
- ↑ Fall of the Snow Prince
- ↑ History of Raven Rock, Vol. I
- ↑ Events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- ↑ History of Raven Rock, Vol. I
- ↑ Lymdrenn Tenvanni's Journal
- ↑ Gratian's Journal
- ↑ Dialogue with Crescius Caerellius
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Loading Screens (Dragonborn)
- ↑ The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon