You spend quite a bit of time in Valheim running around and trying to move from one location to the next. Exploring can feel a bit like a chore. Even if you use the raft to travel by river, making it back home can be complicated. There’s a quick way you can return to your house after a long journey, but you need to be able to find specific items that drop from certain creatures.
You can create a portal in multiple locations all over Valheim. The primary way to do this is when you start crafting bronze tools, which you’ll be able to do after you complete the task of learning to craft your first pickaxe, defeating the first boss, Elkthyr, and obtaining some ore. These are the primary components you need to make it.
- 20 Fine Wood
- 10 Greydwarf eyes
- 2 Surtling Cores
The Greydwarf eyes are likely the easiest to find—these drop off of the Greydwarf enemies that you’ll regularly encounter when traveling in the black forest. The black forest is also the location where you’ll be able to find copper and tin. Once you obtain those resources, you can make a bronze axe, and you’ll be able to chop down beech trees. These trees are tougher than the birch, and after you obtain the fine wood, you’ll obtain the portal recipe for the first time.
Those are the two big resources. Next, you’ll need to create two surtling core. These drop from Surtlings and they’re a bit tricky to find in the Swamp biome. After you have all of those items, you can place a portal at your ideal location and then use it to travel back to a set location you have in Valheim, making traveling significantly easier.