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God of War Ragnarok Nornir Chests: The Plains Chests

As you play God of War: Ragnarok, you’ll find many optional areas to explore throughout the realms. The Plains is the central area of The Crater, a large area with hidden bosses, lore, and loot galore. You can enter The Crater shortly after your second visit to Vanaheim, where a whining dog will set you on the path to this optional area. With all the new areas to explore, it can be easy to get lost, but with our guide we can at least point you to the hard-to-find (or open) Nornir Chests.

Where to find The Plains Eastern Nornir Chest in God of War Ragnarok

Where to find The Plains Nornir Chest on the map.

This chest is the easier of the two to find, and you may come across it naturally during your travels, but opening it is another story. If you’re at the location shown on the map above, you should see the Nornir Chest. 

How to Open The Plains Eastern Nornir Chest

This chest requires you to hit three bell runes with your axe within a short time to unlock the chest. If you miss one with your axe, you’ll probably lose enough time that you should start over. Luckily, the bells are fairly close so you won’t have to run back and forth too much. As you can see above, the first two bells are visible from the chest, but the third is a little harder to spot.

How to open the Nornir Chest in The Plains.

If you move to the left of the chest, while following the rockface behind it, you’ll soon find the third bell hiding up on top of the crags. Start with this bell first before moving on to the other two, and shortly after you’ll have the chest open. 

God of War Ragnarok: Where to find The Plains Western Nornir Chest

This chest is a bit trickier to find, but here’s exactly where to go. You’ll want to start at the Celestial Altar on the west side of The Plains. There’s a portal right next to it that makes it easy to find. Additionally you’ll need it to be night time. 

From the elevated altar you’ll be able to see a gateway to the north (this is normally blocked in the daytime). Head through it and follow the left hand side until you find a dead end overlooking a Seiðr camp. Use your Leviathan Axe to freeze the poison totem closest to you. 

Then we’ll backtrack through the gateway and head immediately right. Following the wall on your right you’ll jump down to a closed gateway that is safe to open now (the poison totem we froze would have prevented this). Once you’re through, you’ve found the chest, and some enemies.

The location of the 2nd Nornir chest in The Plains in God of War Ragnarok.

How to Open The Plains Western Nornir Chest in God of War Ragnarok

After dealing with the enemies in the area, you can focus on opening the chest. This one requires you to destroy 3 rune statues with a ranged weapon attack. The first one is behind the chest and you’ll need to freeze another poison totem to safely destroy it.

The next one is inside a hollowed out tree, directly to the right of the gate you used to enter the area. The big frozen lightning bolt is a good landmark to help you find it.

And finally, the last statue is to the left of the chest. It’s easy to spot even from the chest so break it and enjoy your spoils of war! If you’re on the hunt for other Nornir Chests in Vanaheim, check out our guide for the Goddess Falls chest!