The area of Forodwaith that lay north of Eriador was known as Forochel, together with the great ice-bay and cape, which carried the same name. This area roughly corresponded with the area where the Blue Mountains and the Iron Mountains once met.[1]


It is speculated in The Atlas of Middle-earth that the ancient stronghold of Morgoth, Utumno, was once located in Forochel, although this is not necessarily canonical. Forochel was inhabited by a tribe of brown skinned people called the Lossoth, or Snowmen. The chief of these tribes sheltered the Arthedain king Arvedui for a time and was given the Ring of Barahir as a reward.[2]


Forochel is a Sindarin word that meant 'North- ?'.[3]

Appearances in adaptationsEdit

Video gamesEdit


A map of Forochel from The Lord of the Rings Online.

The area surrounding the Ice-Bay of Forochel is among the regions fleshed out in The Lord of the Rings Online. The lands around and between Lossoth settlements are available for exploration and adventuring.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ፎሮችሀል
Arabic فوروچهيل ?
Armenian Ֆորոճել
Belarusian Cyrillic Форохель
Bulgarian Форочел
Chinese (Simplified) 福羅契爾
Georgian fოროჩჰელ ?
Greek Φοροχελ
Gujarati ફોરોછેલ ?
Hebrew ףורושהיל ?
Hindi फ़ोरोछेल
Japanese フォロヘル
Kazakh Cyrillic Фороцһел
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Фороцhэл ?
Macedonian Cyrillic Форочел
Marathi फोोकेल
Mongolian Cyrillic Форочел
Nepalese फ़ोरोछेल
Russian Форохел
Serbian Фороцхел (Cyrillic) Forochel (Latin)
Sinhalese ෆොරොඡෙල්
Tajik Cyrillic Форочҳел
Tamil போரோச்செல்
Telugu ఫోరోచెల్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Форочел
Urdu فوروچال ?
Uzbek Форочел (Cyrillic) Forochel (Latin)
Yiddish פאָראָטשעל
Places of Middle-earth and Arda

Middle-earth Locations:


Dunland | Ithilien | Rohan | Arnor | Ettenmoors | Gondor | Lindon | Minhiriath | Rhûn | The Shire | Mordor | Harad | Forochel

Forests & Mountains:

Amon Dîn | Amon Hen | Amon Lhaw | Emyn Muil | Erebor | Fangorn Forest | High Pass | Iron Hills | Lórien | Mirkwood | Mount Doom | Old Forest | Redhorn Pass | Tower Hills | Weather Hills


Angband | Barad-dûr | Bree | Caras Galadhon | Dol Guldur | Fornost | Helm's Deep | Isengard | Minas Morgul | Minas Tirith | Orthanc | Osgiliath | Rivendell | Umbar | Utumno


Cair Andros | Gap of Rohan | Grey Havens | Buckland | Enedwaith | Dagorlad | Dead Marshes | Fords of Isen | Weathertop | Argonath

The rest of Arda:

Númenor | Dark Land | Aman (Valinor) | Tol Eressëa


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Third Age, "Introduction"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (iii): "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth