Skorghijl is owned by the Skandians, and is set up for them as a village, with huts for all the crews to sleep in.
Most of the island is wet and frozen, including the high cliffs. It is known that to be a bleak and barren island of black rock, with hardly any vegetation.
Skandians, on their way back from raiding season, will often stop at Skorghijl, along with fellow skirls. It is used as a home while the Skandians wait for the winter to end, as the Stormwhite Sea is too rough to travel on in winter. To do so would be near suicide.
- Skorghijl is possibly based on Gotland or Bornholm, two islands in the Baltic Sea that where often visited by sailors who had to repair their boats or wanted to stop for the winter.
- As trees don't grow on Skorghijl, the Skandians probably made their huts of driftwood.