See also: Borean Tundra
Located at the southwestern corner of Northrend, the Borean Tundra is a quiet land, divided between frozen ice regions and warmer terrain. The Tuskarr, a race of walrus man who live off the sea, can be found along the icy eastern coasts. However, they have come under attack from the Kvaldir, a nomadic race of invaders, approaching in triremes at the settlement of Kaskala. The Kvaldir also have ghosts lining the southwestern shores as well. A short distance inland, the Gorlocs, an uglier cousin of the murlocs, fill the Flood Plains along the ridges by the eastern sea. The Magnataur are also a threatening race, although they mostly keep to their caves, worshipped by kobolds. In spite of all the ice, the magnataurs have found a few fiery regions to call home. Wildlife roams throughout the steppes that comprise the rest of the zone.
The Scourge have had little interest in Borean Tundra in the past, and only maintained a slight presence in the northeast part of the zone to maintain ties to the nearby Dragonblight. This has changed since the Horde and Alliance made their landings in the southwest, and Scourge attack groups can be found outside these bases, led by Kel'thuzad himself.
One of the Alliance outposts, Fizzcrank Airstrip, has been overrun by a mysterious being that is turning the gnomes into robots, curing their "curse of the flesh." Potentially, this being could go on to mechanize all living beings if not held in check.
The ancient ruins of Nerubian design that litter the frozen countryside indicate that the Nerubians were the first people here, and originally a much stronger presence than the wayward skirmishers fighting for survival that they have become. Since the Nerubian prefer dark, underground caverns to the surface, the presence of those ruins are puzzling. In more recent times, the Tuskarr have claimed this area as their home.
Coldarra has remained the heart of the Blue Dragonflight for ages, but is practically a separate zone, cut-off from the rest of the Tundra.
The Horde have established the Warsong Hold settlement, led by Garrosh Hellscream. Garrosh's Landing maintains their connection to the sea, however their holdings in-between have come under attack from the Scourge. The Horde also have a settlement in the north, Bor'gorok Outpost, and a peaceful agreement with the Taunka, sharing their village.
There are neutral friendly Tuskarr throughout the zone, and a Tuskaar village in the northeast part of the zone. Amber Ledge also serves as a Kirin Tor base that is friendly to both factions, and the Kirin Tor will fly the player into Coldarra as well. The Druids for the Ethical and Humane Treatment of Animals also have a camp in the center of the zone to fight against Nesingwary's henchmen, and one of their number has apparently become king of the Winterfin Murlocs.
The Nexus is an instance hub in the zone, located on the island of Coldarra.
|Abandoned Reach||Festering Pools||The Nexus||Talramas||Amber Ledge||Fizzcrank Airstrip||Njord's Breath Bay||Taunka'le Village|
|Beryl Point||Fizzcrank Pumping Station||North Point Station||Temple City of En'kilah||Blistering Pools||The Flood Plains||Pal'ea||Torp's Farm|
|Bloodspore Plains||Frostbridge||Plains of Nasam||Transitus Shield||Bor'gorok Outpost||Frozen Reach||Riplash Ruins||Unu'pe|
|Camp of Caw||Gammoth||Riplash Strand||Upper Naxxanar||Charred Rise||Garrosh's Landing||Ruins of Eldra'nath||Valiance Keep|
|Coast of Echoes||The Geyser Fields||Sands of Nasam||The Wailing Ziggurat||Coldarra||Glimmer Bay||Scalding Pools||Warsong Granary|
|Coldrock Quarry||Kaskala||Shrine of Scales||Warsong Hold||D.E.H.T.A. Encampment||Lake Kum'uya||South Point Station||Warsong Jetty|
|Death's Stand||Lower Naxxanar||Spire of Blood||Warsong Slaughterhouse||The Dens of Dying||Magmoth||Spire of Decay||West Point Station|
|Echo Cove||Mid Point Station||Spire of Pain||Westrift||Farshire||Mightstone Quarry||Steam Springs||Winterfin Caverns|
|Farshire Lighthouse||Naxxanar||Steeljaw's Caravan||Winterfin Retreat||Farshire Mine||Talon of Nasam||Winterfin Village|
|Wrath of the Lich King|