This guide shows the location of all Nornir Chests and how to solve the puzzles to open these Nornir Chests in The Below area of God of War Ragnarok.
To get to ‘The Below,’ proceed through Alfheim > The Strond > The Canyons > The Barrens > The Below. As soon as you approach the Barrens, you receive the Favor “Secret of the Sands” which leads you below into a cave called “The Below.”
1) Nornir Chest
The Nornir Chest is located behind a closed gate right after the lore, and you must first unlock the gate by the Nornir Chest.
Note: You will reach this location while doing a favor – Secret of the Sands Guide
Climb up the ledge directly before the Nornir Chest area and turn left. Use the zip line to cross the gap.
Once on the other side, turn right to locate a climbing section on the mountain wall. There are two gates on the other side of the gap that you must unlock. Please see the image below.
Climb this stretch to get to the other side of the mountain. and then open it
Climb the mountain after breaking the three seals with your axe.
Go around the mountain to reach the back side of Gate #2 and open it.
Nornir Chest Puzzle
With both gates open now, you need to hit the 3 seals with your axe. You must hit them in quick succession before they turn back on.
The first is upstairs in a window (inside) near Gate #2
The second seal is in front of the Nornir Chest, and the third is in the tunnel next to the Nornir Chest.
Hit the seal in order #1, #2, and #3 with the axe quickly. You can retry if the seals turn back on.