The home of the Vanir has been described as a realm with lushful gardens and abundant fields. However, it was also one of the battlefields in the Vanir's raging war against the Aesir, thus was ravaged after the centuries-long war.
After the marriage's fallout, Odin locked the path to Vanaheim through Týr's Temple, allowing nobody to visit the realm.
Freya's house has a magical view of Vanaheim through one of its windows. It depicts a forest of thick and tall leaf-less trees, blooming flowers growing in its soil and autumn skies.
- It was most likely during his studies in Vanaheim that Sindri heard from a Vanir witch about the existence of the "little beasties" (microbes).
- Vanaheim's rune is Ingwaz (ᛜ), which translates to "the god Yngvi". Yngvi is thought to have been an older name for Freyr.