God of War Ragnarok Alfheim Nornir Chests [All 7]

This article covers all the locations of Alfheim Nornir chests and how you can unlock all of them.

GoW Ragnarok Alfheim Nornir Chests
Full walkthrough of where to find Alfheim Nornir chests and how to complete them.

After playing God of War Ragnarok for some time, you would have realized that the entire map of the game is full of chests to pursue and unlock. The Alfheim Nornir chests demand a display of skillful play.

Key takeaways

  • There are seven chests in the Alfheim realm.
  • Complete the quests after completing the main story to a certain level.
  • God of War Ragnarok cannot be 100 percent completed without completing the chests.
  • Undertaking all the quests takes a lot of time but it can be done with a suitable skillset.

To unlock Alfheim’s chests, players must complete very hard puzzles. This is after they have completed the herculean task of finding where are they located.

Kratos approaches a Nornir chest

Keep reading this article to find all the chests and know how to complete them.

It is always easy to complete a side mission if the game progression has reached a certain point. This is due to the weaponry and the skills that are unlocked because of completing the main story. 

Completing Chests Quickly

There are seven Nornir chests in Alfheim and all of them are not available at the start. There is a quick way to complete all of them.

It is wise to progress the main story as much as possible before the most difficult ones are handled. This way all the upgrades and weapon equipment would be available to the player, and he can complete them with relative ease than undertaking them with the basic tool.

Moreover, some chests can also not be pursued before the main story has progressed to a certain level. The skill of the player also advances to a higher level after playing the main story first and he is better able to complete such side missions.

Find all the Nornir chest’s locations and how to unlock them below.

Strond Nornir Chest

There are two for Strond Nornir. The first chest is easy to unlock. The second chest requires a special weapon. The weapon has to be unlocked before the chest is undertaken.

Alfheim Strond Nornir chest location in map

Chest 1

The chest is completed when Kratos visits Alfheim for the first time.

When you enter Alfheim for the first time and see two big stones leading upward, avoid using the steps and drop down a ledge on the left to find the chest. Three braziers are to be ignited to unlock this chest. Therefore, a player must have Blades of Chaos ready at his disposal.

The first torch is placed on the opposite side of the chest. Approach the brazier and use the Blades of Chaos to strike the torch. This will ignite the embers and displace the rune.

Now find the second torch. Turn around and approach the wooden frame supported by the far wall. After being in proximity to the wall, look southwards to find a brazier placed in the darkness. Use the Blades of Chaos again to ignite it the same way.

Finally, to find the final brazier, go to Tyr and follow his lead. Climb the two big stones but instead of going to the temple, see a ledge on left. Drop down from the ledge and discover the last torch. Use blades of chaos to ignite the torch and complete the chest.


Go back to the chest now and unlock it. After opening the chest, players get an Idunn Apple or a Horn of Blood Mead. This was the first of the two chests.

Chest 2

The second Strond Nornir chest will not be available to unlock as and when found, since it requires the player to use Draupnir Spear. Although players will discover the existence of the chest not very late after they see the Light Elves. The chest is a few missions ahead in the main story.

After the Draupnir Spear is available to use, the second Strond Nornir chest can be unlocked.

Equipped with the spear, players will find a rune statue and a new mysterious gateway by destroying the gold crack in the wall to the left of the chest. Aim at the statue and throw the spear at it and go back to the open area with the chest. Do not detonate the spear.

While facing the chest, throw another spear at another statue – that has an N rune on it – towards the left of the path going down. This spear should also not be detonated.

The last rune statue is placed, opposite the chest, in the shade of a tree on a ledge. Throw the last spear on this statue. Now, detonate all the spears simultaneously. This will destroy all the statues and unlock the second Strond Nornir Chest.

These two were the Strond Nornir chests.

Temple of Light Nornir Chest

Location of Temple of Light in Alfheim on map

The Temple of Light Nornir chest is found after Tyr and Kratos form light bridges. There is a staircase at the right of the temple. The chest is at the base of the staircase.

Unlocking these chests demands the completion of bell ringing rune puzzle. You need to ring three bells in short intervals so, in one instant of time, all of them are ringing. So, you must know where all the bells are located at.

The first bell, or the N Rune, is placed down the aisle. An obstruction is blocking the path, so destroy it with sonic arrows first. Throw the axe at the purple Twilight stone to ring the bell but do so from a distance so you reach the other bells quickly.

The second bell, or the R rune, is a no-brainer. It is visible towards the left of the chest. Ring this bell as soon as possible.

The third bell, or C Rune, is located on the balcony. The balcony is above and towards the left of where the chest is resting.

Lastly, throwing at the Twilight stone is the most important in this pursuit since you need enough time to hit the other bells within a short amount of time.

Barrens Nornir Chest

The Barrens Nornir chest is very similar to the Strond Nornir chest in the way it is unlocked.

Location of Barrens Nornir chest on the map

The Barrens Nornir chest is in the northwest area of the desert. It is alongside the structure that covers the hive matter and the red nodes. This chest involves a torch puzzle, where you are supposed to light three torches after finding them, with Blades of Chaos.

There are some vines protruding near the torches and they will be a hindrance in igniting the torches. So clear them first.

Go to the north of the island and find a dead tree there. To the east of the dead tree, there will be a cliff wall. Stand at the base of the cliff wall and create an angle to throw the Leviathan Axe so the axe destroys all three vines at once. The Runes are accessible now.

The first torch is at the left of the small wall. Climb it and find the torch. Use the blades of chaos to ignite the torch. The second torch is on the opposite side of the structure. To ignite it, stand as close as you can to the rocks.

The last torch is at the roof of the structure i.e., directly above the chest. To ignite this torch, find a red pot which will be to the right of the chest. Destroy the pot with the Leviathan Axe throw and it will automatically ignite the torch.

Forbidden Sands Nornir Chest

There are two chests of Forbidden Sands Nornir, like the Strond Nornir chests. Both chests are hard to undertake since one demands the presence of a special weapon to complete and the other is very hard to find in Alfheim.

Chest 1

Location of Forbidden Sands Nornir first chest on map

The first chest is in the southwest area of the desert, just behind a fallen pillar. The chests demand to ignite three torches with the Blades of Chaos.

Use sigil arrows to complete the chests. A companion in Vanaheim passes it to Kratos.

Set up hex bubble chains with the help of Sigil arrows under time constraints. It is wise to get the Arrow surplus skill so that you can work with four arrows instead of the three arrows you can work with initially.

The first brazier is the easiest to find. It is at the start of the entrance. Simply use the Blades of Chaos to ignite the torch.

The second brazier is outside of the area that has the chest. The brazier is at the left and on the top of the rock formation. Use the sigil arrows here. Using the sigil arrows, link the distance with a line and then use the Blades of Chaos to ignite the line.

The third torch is opposite the second torch. It is situated alongside a huge rock formation. Use the sigil arrows here also to first create a line and then use the Blades of Chaos to ignite the line.

Chest 2

Location of Forbidden Nornir sands chest 2 location on map

This chest is termed the hardest chest of God of War Ragnarok in Alfheim because of the demands it places in completing the chest. The chest is located to the east of the forbidden sands in Alfheim.

The chest is placed underground at the Elven Sanctum. Complete the ‘Songs of the sands favor’ to unlock the entrance. Complete it before unlocking the chest so you can find the entrance clear of any sandstorm.

Reaching The Chest

After completing the prerequisites, you will find an entrance to the library which you slip into. Now, go to the northeast of the corner of Forbidden Sands towards the Elven Sanctuary. There will be a damaged section at the bottom. Destroy it to find a passage.

You will find some room that you can crawl through and find a Nornir chest at the bottom. There will also be some vines you need to remove before proceeding. The vines are obliterated by a Twilight Stone that is placed at the side of the chest.

Throw the Leviathan Axe at the Twilight Stone at the right angle and it will deflect to cut all the vines being a hindrance to our goal. Now we must ignite the torches since the vines are all cleared.

Completing The Chest

The first brazier is placed to the left of the chest in a gap. With the help of sigil arrows, create a Hex bubble that upon explosion lights the torch.

The second brazier is over the gap towards the right of the chest. Be careful and clever while lighting this one since it is the hardest to ignite. You will have to use linked sigil arrows to create a hex bubble chain and ignite one with the other.

Create a hex bubble close to the torch. The first bubble should be close to the torch. The second bubble should be close to the first bubble so that chain stays intact. Fire a sigil arrow at the campfire after the chain has been established.

Destroying the hex bubbles created using sigil arrows

After firing the chain, the first bubble ignites the second bubble and the second bubble ignites the torch.

The third brazier is situated at the back of the hive and up to the second torch. Use sonic arrows to reveal this third one. This challenging brazier demands the creation of three triple-sized hex bubble chains.

Set up two normal-sized hex bubbles close to the torch. Give some time for arrows to recharge and then enlarge them to triple-sized hex bubbles. Be sure that there is not much gap between the bubbles that the chain gets delinked.

Then, fire a sonic arrow at the nest wall to retract, and then fire a sigil arrow to blow the chain off. This way the torch gets ignited and the chest is unlocked.

Below Nornir Chest

Map location of Below Nornir Chest

Complete the ‘Secret of the Sands favor’ for this chest. This chest is a bell-ringing puzzle like some chests covered above. Ring all the bells so that their sounds superimpose on each other.

You will enter The Below after completing ‘Secret of the sands favor’. The chest is behind a wooden gate and surrounded by purple Twilight stones. To get to the chest, climb up the wall and keep on the path alongside the rope zipline.

Alfheim Below Nornir chest placed

The first bell is vertically above the chest. You must go after the blue-colored jumping points on the cliffs. You will encounter a door on top. Open the door and towards the right, you will find the bell. Ring it and rush to the next bell.

The second bell is with the chest. Rush down from the top and ring this bell. Ring the top bell before ringing the bottom bell. In this way, the interval between the bells rung is less.

To get to the third bell, run past the door and into the cave which had the Twilight stones and strike the third bell which is towards the left of the door.

Ring the third bell quickly and all the bells would be ringing simultaneously. The chest would be completed.

Ending Notes

Alfheim is a big realm and the chests it contains are many. It will take a lot of time to complete the whole realm and unlock all the chests. But, completing the quests after the main story can help in completing chests quickly.

Training in the arena helps improve the skills required to undertake these quests. Completing the realm takes an ample amount of time but after investing certain hours in the game and having patience on your side, the realm can be done quickly.

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