Niðavellir, náhvítur máninn skín.
Dvergahellir, dulúð þér villir sýn.
Sindradætur, synir og börnin öll,
vetrarnætur, verma þau klettafjöll.

Aðrir byggja hús og hallir, kastala og kofa.
Komið inn í hellinn því að hér, hér er gott að sofa.

Galdrastafir, grafnir í stóran stein,
dvergagrafir, dysjar og gömul bein.
Heljarstyrkur, hertekur djúpan dal.
Niðamyrkur, nær inn í gullinn sal.

Leggist niður börnin mín, já, stór er okkar stofa.
Steingólfið er tandurhreint og hér, hér er gott að sofa.

Trónir á mergi tinnugler,
tindar úr bergi háir.
Sindri og Hergill halla sér,
hér sofa dvergar gráir.

Heyr, mín kæra hefðarfrú,
hér er gott að sofa.
Á sig taka náðir nú,
niðahjón og börnin þrjú.

Þegar heyrist þrumugnýr,
Þór við skulum lofa.
Okkur geymir hellir hlýr,
hér er gott að sofa.

Náinn syngur næturljóð,
núna sefur dvergaþjóð.

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Niðavellir, a corpse-white moon shines.
Dwarf-cave, the mystery deceives your view.
Sindri’s daughters, sons, and all children,
in winter nights, they warm themselves in the stony mountains.

Others build house and halls, castles and cabins.
Come into the cave, because here, here it is good to sleep.

Magical staves, carved in a massive stone,
dwarf-graves, cairns, and old bones.
Hel’s power, captured in the deep valley.
Pitch-black darkness (nearly), in the golden hall.

Lie down my children, yes, great is our living room.
The stone floor is sparkling clean and here, here it is good to sleep.

Being enthroned on flinty bedrock,
the peaks of high mountains.
Sindri and Hergill take a nap;
the gray dwarves sleep here.

Hear, my dear grande dame,
Here it is good to sleep.
Falling asleep now,
the dark couple and the three children.

When the clap of thunder is heard,
we shall praise Thor.
Inside our warm cave,
here it is good to sleep.

The indwellers sing a lullaby,
now the dwarf-folk are sleeping.


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