The Forbidden Sands area of Alfheim opens up after your first jaunt to Vanaheim. As long as you’ve found sigil arrows, you can do this Nornir Chest. You’ll find the first Nornir Chest in this region easily enough, but finding the other Forbidden Sands Nornir Chest is a bit trickier.
Where to Find the Forbidden Sands Nornir Chest
Start out by finding this wall in the northeastern part of the Forbidden Sands, underneath the Elven Library. You’ll need to break through the small section at the base with your melee attacks.
Inside, you’ll find the Chest, surrounded by some Hive Matter and some statues.
First, remove the Hive Matter by throwing your Leviathan Axe at this mirror crystal to the left.
God of War Ragnarok Forbidden Sands: Nornir Chest Puzzle Solution
This chest is one of the three braziers style puzzles, but the braziers are all too far away for Kratos’ blades to reach. Luckily, you’ve got Sigil arrows by now, so with a little outside-the-box arrow placement, the coals aren’t too hard to light.
You can light the brazier to the north with a single large sigil bubble, then a follow-up sigil arrow into the fire, like so:
Looking southward in the cave, you’ll find a brazier with a little cooking fire down the hall behind it. Use your companion’s sigil arrows to chain two larger sigil bubbles together, then hit the fire with another sigil arrow.
The final brazier is hidden behind a Hive shutter. Place large sigil arrow bubbles on the pillar and cave lip just below it, so that you can chain an explosion from the brazier you just lit to the brazier behind the shutter. Then, fire a sonic arrow at the shutter to open it, then switch back to sigil arrows and fire one at the lit brazier to detonate the chain and spread the fire up.
Your reward is an open Nornir Chest! Enjoy your apple or blood mead! Still on the hunt for Nornir Chests? Check out our guide to find the Nornir Chest in The Barrens!