The Northern Wastes are large, barren tundras north-east of Skandia and Alpina and north of the Greystone Forest. They are situated on the border of the Rangers maps.
They are inhospitable and cold, making permanent settlement very hard; however, nomads can live here. In the north-west, the Wastes border the Frozen Sea, resulting in cliffs and plains of coastal ice.
- The Wastes are probably based on the northern regions of Russia (such as Komi and Kola) and Siberia.