God of War Ragnarok All Nornir Chests Locations Guide – Where To Find All of Them

Do you want to unlock all Nornir Chests? Our guide has you covered.

Posted By | On 24th, Nov. 2022

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Nornir Chests in God of War Ragnarok are puzzles that you need to solve using various in-game items. In most cases, you will have to look for three Runes in the puzzle area, then you will have to link them with the Chest to open it. Some examples of these interactions with Runes include but are not limited to Lighting Torches/Braziers, Ringing Bells and spinning devices.

Solving them can give you Horns of Blood Mead and Idunn Apples that help you increase your Spartan Rage and Health.

All Nornir Chest Locations in God of War Ragnarok

Nornir Chests in Svartalfheim

Aurvangar Wetlands

In the Aurvangar Wetlands, the first Nornir Chest is right in front of you. To open it you will need three Runes. The two of them are on the right and left side of the Chest, while the third one is a bit tricky. You will have to jump over the geyser after freezing it and then get a higher platform by chain grappling. At that moment you will find the third Rune on a tree right beside you.

The second Nornir Chest can be found in the optional area where you have to pass North after lowering the wall itself. The first Rune can be found after you freeze the geyser nearby and you will have to spin it in order to match with the Rune. Go left from there and reach a small bridge, where you will find the third Rune (spin it as well).

Finally, the last Rune is on the upper side just the opposite of the last Rune. Here a rocky structure will have that third Rune (spin it as well).

Dragon Beach

After going to the southern area of the bay of bounty and from there reaching the eastern shore, you will find the first Nornir Chest close to Rune Read and back of the beach. The first Rune can be found behind the Chest itself and a geyser. Freeze it to get that Rune. The second Rune is behind the right of the Chest, also behind the geyser. Finally, the third one is close to the second Rune, behind the geyser as always.

Radsvinn’s Rig

The first Chest can be found right beside the battle area nearabout the furnace tower. You can just jump over the ledges and on the left, you will see a crane, where the Chest is right opposite of that. On the left of the Chest, there is a Brazier, you have to light it using your chaos blades and it will reveal the first Rune.

On the right side of the Chest, just after the gap, there is a second Brazier which reveals the second Rune.

The third Rune is a bit tricky, where you will have to find the third Brazier which is behind a cage and beside the explosive pot. Go to the upper portion by grappling and using your axe to make the pot explode. After lighting that Brazier you will see the third Rune.

Alberich Island

The initial Alberich Island beach which basically is the Bay of Bounty shore gives you a Nornir Chest on the right side after getting off your boat. You can see the first Rune behind the Chest itself, which isn’t that hard. The second one is on a crane, seen directly from the Chest’s front. You will need the help of your son to hit an arrow. The final and third Rune is also on a crane, where you will have to axe attack the wooden panel that is spinning.

Jarnsmida Pitmines

Here, you will find the Nornir Chest early on in the location. Just crawl in the tunnel and from there you have to drop down. At that time there will be two ledges and on the right side, you will have to freeze water to pass through the gap with your grapple. Straight forward ahead, you will find the Nornir Chest. There is a Brazier where you will find the first Rune after lighting it up, it is on the left side of the Chest.

The second Rune is on the left side, where you will have to go down and again take a left turn. Don’t light the Brazier now, rather light the third Brazier first, note the location. Again, turn left and there is a gap which you will have to swing from.

At that location you will find the third Brazier and lighting it up will reveal the Rune. Now, as we mentioned, you will have to go back to the second Brazier from the gap and freeze the water that is on the Brazier. Light that Brazier on fire to reveal the second Rune.

The Forge

At the primary stage, passing through the Forge, you will find the Nornir Chest, but fascinatingly you can’t unlock it till you are involved in the quest of Forging Destiny, and from there get new equipment. After you do that, you need to go towards the train tracks and from its north, you will find the Nornir Chest.

There is a rock that has a teal color heart painted on it nearby. So, after you have the spear, you need to use it on the idols which are running and it will unlock the Chest after triggering.

The first Rune is right beside the Chest on the left side, near the rocks, the second one is behind the Chest on rocky mountains of small structure and finally, the third one is on the path you came from. From the train carriages which collapsed, there will be rocks with Runes on them.

The Applecore

At the end of applecore, you will find a Nornir Chest but you will have to do the quest of Forging Destiny first, which gives you equipment. It is somewhat the same as the Yggdrasil Rift but on the right side. The first Rune can be found on the right side of the Chest, behind the falling water. Stop the flow of water and use a spear on the Rune. The second Rune is on the Chest’s left side, but it is also on the opposite of the mystic gateway. The final one is behind debris, on the left side. You will have to explode the pot in order to get that Rune.

Another Nornir Chest can be found here in applecore after you have completed the forging destiny. Use the route of the sverd sands to get back to the applecore and there is a ferry available from the aurvanger wetlands. On the right, you will see an embedded point of a spear after going down the path.

You will find a Chest after going up from there and you will get a Chest. The first and second Rune is on the left of the Chest. The last one is on the right side after you climbed two ledges.

Myrkr Tunnels

On the main path of the Tunnels, where you crawled out of a small space and had water troughs in the room, you will see the Nornir Chest. The first Rune can be found on the left of the Chest on a Brazier. After you see the oil barrel, hit it and let the oil spill. After setting the area on fire through your blades of chaos, you will find this Rune.

The second one is upfront of the Chest, on a Brazier. Do the same thing here to get this Rune. Finally, on the alcoves of the hallway, you will find the third Rune. This is the place where you recently came from and after breaking blocking crates and lighting the Brazier you will find this Rune.

Nornir Chests in Niflheim Realm

Aesir Prison Wreckage

After you get the Realms at War done, you will find this Nornir Chest in Niflheim Realm. Simply goes to the mystic gateway present at the Raven tree. From there you will have to go forward, as you proceed to the tree, you will find that there is a secret path to your left. Being a part of favor – Broken Prison, you will find this Nornir Chest.

The first Rune is on the opposite side of the Nornir Chest, beside the door made of metal. Drop down the hole and inside one cell, you will find the second Rune. The final one is among the ice, after looking down and into the central pit.

Nornir Chests in Alfheim Realm

The Strond

Here you will find the Nornir Chest during the time of Groa’s Secret. If you drop down after getting through that small gap, you will find the Chest on your left. The first Rune can be found just on the opposite side of the Chest itself. It is more on the side of that cliff’s edge.

The second one can be found after passing from the Chest and going left after getting down from there. The final, and third one is on the upper portion, where you should continue your path. At that moment a Temple of Light will be pointed out by Tyr and you need to look left and down for the third Rune.

The second Nornir Chest is also found during the time of Gora’s Secret, but you can’t use it till Forging Destiny is completed. Your first encounter with the Light Elves, there you will find a pillar of stone that you need to lift in order to go onwards. On your right and forward, you will find the Chest.

The first Rune is on the right side of the Chest, and the second one is on the back of the Chest, on the path you came from, near the nearby rocks alongside a tree. Finally, the third one is on the back of a rock that you need to shatter in order to get the third Rune.

Temple of Light

During the time of Groa’s Secret, the Chest can be seen right after you push the statue for the light bridge. Its first Rune is on the right of the Nornir Chest and down the hallway. You will have to utilize your sonic arrows on that Rune and then bounce off the Twilight Stone using your axe. The second Rune is on the left of the Chest, right around the corner. Finally, the third Rune is behind the Chest.

The Below

You will find the Nornir Chest where you will have to bounce that axe of yours from a Twilight Stone to cut chasm Nest Vines (three of them). There are two wooden doors, above and near it, always unlock them. The first Rune is on the upper side, you will see it hanging from the window itself.

The second one is behind the Chest, which you will have to hit by getting down. The third one is near the Nornir Chest, where you will have to go from the doorway. Now that all three are known, hit them together quickly to get the Runes.

The Barrens

In the barrens, you will find the Nornir Chest on the island which has the ruins of elf on the northmost point. There might be a few of the Vines from Dark elf Nest here as well inside. You will have to cut the vines and go forward, clearing the hives as well. You will find the Chest on the other side.

The first Rune can be found on the left side, the second one can be found on the roof, where you will have to let Atreus shoot his arrow to light it up. The third Rune can be found on the structure’s right side.

The Forbidden Sands

You will find the Forbidden Sands Nornir Chest here on the corner (southwestern one). There might be a falling pillar here, where you have a small opening to move from. Go from here to the area where you will find a wall with heart graffiti on the right side.

The first Rune is found in the right size, where you will find the Brazier, while the others are on the back side of that same pillar you passed from. There is a tall rock on your left, where you will find the second Rune, while the third one is present on the right side, higher up, alongside the stone arch. You will have to use the arrows (chain runic) on them together.

The second Nornir Chest can be found here nearabout the Elven library. You can also find it on the east side of this location. As you go near the area, you will find ground with loose rubble and you can actually clear it. There is a hidden area there, where you can enter, and going forward will reveal the Chest to you.

The first Rune is found on the left side of the Chest where you will also find a small fire alongside a Brazier. Light the Brazier to get the Rune. On the opposite of that, you will find the second Rune alongside a Brazier. After you light it, you can see a hive somewhere nearby. Use your sonic arrows to make an entrance from there and you will find the third Rune alongside the Brazier behind that. Use sigils to chain fire from the second to the third Brazier.

Nornir Chests in Vanaheim Realm

The Southern Wilds

When you are entering the path, you will find the Nornir Chest close by. There are some types of plants that spit something blue, you need to pass from there and will find the Chest. The first Rune is on the right side of that Chest, where it’s hidden under the vines of blue color. Clear them to find the Rune. The second Rune is found on the path you came from, a bit on your left high ground, clear vines to get the second one. The third one is near the Chest, on the left side, on top of a rock.

The Abandoned Village

In the Abandoned Village, you will find a bridge that is actually broken. After passing it, you will find a crane, where you will have to solve a puzzle. Use the bucket on top of the crane to burn those vines of blue color. Cross the bridge and you will find the Nornir Chest on the right side downwards.

The first Rune can be found below that same puzzle, at the starting position. Move the crane till you will get the bucket near you. Using the blades, you can pull it to ignite the Rune and get it. The next Rune can be found after you gripple left and light it after tugging the bucket. The final one is on the Chest’s opposite side.

Cliffside Ruins

On the River Delta, you will find the Brok’s workshop and on the opposite of that, you will find Cliffside Ruins. After reaching it with your boat, you will have to go under the archway, where you will see your first Nornir Chest after the gap.

The first Rune can be found on the left area of the Chest, where you can climb up the wall. After jumping from the pillar and going left, there are some types of chains. From there looking down, you will see your first Rune.

The second one can be found on the right side of the Chest itself, right on the wall’s other side. You will also find some vines of red color there, which you have to clear to find the second Rune. The third one can be found in the area of Brok’s workshop

The Veiled Passage

While you are going for the Goddess Falls, you will have to keep yourself to the left and take the first turn you will find on your left. You will find the Veiled passage and on the right side, there are bombs on the beach.

Blow them up to find the Nornir Chest here. When you are at the Chest, look across it and you will find all of the Runes. Use a combination of arrows, as well as firebombs to hit them together

Goddess Falls

Right after you go up the cliff, you will see a Chest on the area’s back. You will have to do some jumps in order to get to the Nornir Chest. The first Rune is on the right side, light it up with water rocks and chain runic arrows.

The second one can be found after turning from the first Rune and grappling on your right, over the waterfall. On the top, you will see that Rune on top. The final can be found after turning around from there and cropping off rocks. Light them up to get the Runes.

Eastern Barri Woods

When you are on the main path, there you will find a road with a fork on it. From there go left and you will find a Nornir Chest on the steps going up. The first Rune is on the upside, where you have to go left from the Chest. Here you will have to fight Wulver on the left path.

The second one is on the opposite side, while the third one is on the steps back, where you will have to go down on the right side path. There are vines of blue color and behind those, you will find the third Rune

The Plains

There is a mystic gateway found at the entrance of the crater. Go from that passage and down to the area that is quite open. Take the passage ahead, but stick to the right side, where you will have to fight some enemies. On the passage to the northeast, you will find the high wall with a Nornir Chest. The first Rune is on the left side of the Chest, where you will have to take the upper side.

The second one is on the right side of the Chest, where you will have to cross a small pond. The final one is somewhere besides the large rock covered by some vines of blue color. To reach it, you will have to take the other side and clear them from there.

In the western plains, there is a mystic gateway from where you will have to pass forward and then go left downwards. From that door passage, you can go left and there is a boss whom you will fight with. On the western edge, you will see a lantern that is poisonous.

Leave your axe there after throwing it and come back from the other way. There is a ledge you can jump over and head right through the doorway back. Just go down and on your right, you will see enemies, passing from them you will find the Chest.

The first Rune is on the left side at a rock, the second one is on the right in an empty tree and the third one is at the lantern which is poisonous. It is on the right side of the Chest and you will have to find it behind a tree on the left side.

The Jungle

From the mystic gateway in the Jungle, you will have to go left, and there you will find the Chest. You can simply sail south from that gateway and at the entrance of Jungle. The first Rune is on the right of the Chest, just above it.

The second one is around the Celestial Altar, on the right side covered in vines of red color. The third one is above the Celestial Altar after finding the point of grapple and turning around.

The Sinkholes

There are two Chests here in the Sinkholes. The first one is at the Crater Entree from the mythic gateway. At that spot, you will have to go west and from the arch of the circular structure. There you will find a role and from there you can go down. Below, you can go west, and there in a cave, you will find the Chest.

There are three Braziers/Runes and for the first one, you have to go left from the Chest. It is on the outside of the rock. The second one is in the cave on the way back, through the pond. The final one is just beside the point of grapple and you will find it at the cliff halfway, after turning around.

The second Chest is at the Sinkholes from the mystic gateway. Take the path of the river on your boat and go right. Stop at the beach and on your right open the door. There are enemies in the tunnel which you have to fight and climb to get towards an area that is kind of new. On the right side of that path, you will find the Nornir Chest.

The first Rune is on the path below the Chest and on the right. The second Rune is another way around and on the cave’s right side. The final one can be found after you view the pillar’s upper side at the time you turn around. Besides the chain, you will find that third Rune.

Nornir Chests in the Midgard Realm

Raider Hideout

After you find the Tyr’s Temple, you can head north-east from there and you will get to the Raider Hideout. There are some enemies there which you need to clear out and on the left side of the area, you will find the Nornir Chest. The first Rune is on the left of that Chest and hidden behind the vines of red color. Clear then and light the Brazier to get this Rune.

The second one is down from there and on the room’s lower part. Take a fire bomb and on your way back you will see the gold debris. Use the firebomb on that debris to reveal your second Rune, as well as the Brazier to light. The third one is exactly on the opposite side of the stairs. Use arrows and bombs to get it.

The Oarsmen

From the Shores of the Nine, you will get to Oarsmen, passing through the vines of blue color and across a small jump. There are Raiders there, whom you have to pass through in order to find the Chest on your right. The first Rune is on the left of the Chest, across a wall with a small gap.

The second one is on the room’s other side of the room and there you will find a Chest. On the right of the Chest, you will get the second Rune. The third one, is, however, on the right side of the Chest. There is a door, which you have to open from the other side and go through it to find the third Rune.

The Lost Treasury

On the treasury to the right side, you will find it. There is a puzzle that you have to solve in order to open the door. The Braziers can be found right after you get the puzzle done and behind the shielded door. The two of them are on the upper portion, on the left and right sides.

Use arrows to reach them. The final one is on the right side after passing through the door. Freya will join you after breaking chains and using arrows to get this Rune.

Well of Urd

When you enter the Lake of Nine, you will have to go left and again take a left turn. There you will find a narrow path and pass through it to get to a ledge. When you jump over the ledge, you will find some rocks and behind them is your Nornir Chest.

The first Rune is exactly on the Chest’s opposite side. There is a grapple point nearby and take it to climb up the ledge. On the right side of that ledge, you will find the second Rune. The final one is below and on the left side of your second Rune.

Nornir Chests in Muspelheim Realm

The Crucible

In the area just below the Brok’s Workshop, you will find this Nornir Chest in The Crucible. To open it, you will first have to complete the combat trials. From the left side, grappling towards the top, you will find challenges. The other challenge is on the right going onward and using grappling to the left. The final ones can be found right after jumping. There are two challenges in each of them, making them quite hard.

Burning Cliffs

In the area, you should continue going forward till you are under a lava fall. Take a right turn after dropping on the other side of that lava. There are rocks that you should destroy and pass onward to find the Chest. There are three Braziers here and the first one is right on the way you came from, on the left of the rock.

The second one is on the opposite side of the Chest. The final one is on the right top of the Chest while facing it. Use chained sigil arrows to light them up.


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