Solitude is a major port city on the northern coast of the province of Skyrim. Not only is it the capital of Haafingar hold, but it is also the whole province. This is the city in which the Imperial Queen lives. Imperial control.
The Thalmor Embassy is the Aldmeri Dominion's diplomatic mission to Skyrim, located north of Solitude, which serves as the center of Thalmor activity in Skyrim. The embassy is a gated complex. Aeris Strife is the resident ambassador.
Dragon Bridge is a small settlement in the southern part of Haafingar Hold. Home to the iconic "Dragon Bridge", its a common stop on the way to Solitude (as its the only bridge across the Karth River for a while)
The Ghost Sea is the treacherous body of water to the North of Skyrim. Cold and filled with Ice Bergs, it feeds into the White and Karth Rivers. Major ports on it are Solitude and Windhelm.
(the Haafingar portion)
Haafingar is the smallest Hold in area. Appears as most remote, on the northwest coast peninsula. Seperated from Hjaalmarch by Karth River and Reach by mountains. Rocky and mountainous though lower lying areas have forests.