God of War Ragnarok: Secrets and Collectibles in The Southern Wilds, Vanaheim

This guide to God of War Ragnarok features a list of secrets in The Southern Wilds area of Vanaheim, including Legendary Chests, Nornir Chests, Artifacts, Odin\’s Ravens, and Hel Tears that can be found to complete the region with a 100% score.

The Southern Wilds is located in the southeast part of Vanaheim in God of War Ragnarok. This page provides a guide to all collectibles and side activities in The Southern Wilds, including Legendary Chests, Nornir Chests, Odin\’s Ravens, Artifacts, and Hel Tears. We explain how to find these collectibles and complete the region with a 100% score.

  • List of Collectibles:
  • Hel-Tear
  • Odin\’s Raven
  • Nornir Chest
  • Legendary Chest
  • Artifact – Upon Pursuing a Place Not Marked on Maps

List of Collectibles

The following collectibles and side activities can be found and completed in The Southern Wilds of Vanaheim:

  1. 1x Nornir Chest;
  2. 1x Legendary Chest;
  3. 1x Artefact;
  4. 1x Odin\’s Raven;
  5. 1x Hel-Tear

Note that some of the collectibles in The Southern Wilds are not available during the first visit to the region and require revisiting the area later in the game. You can make finding some of the collectibles easier by changing the time of day, as explained in detail in the FAQ section\’s \’Can you change the time of the day?\’ page.


After closing the first rift of this type during the Unleashing Hel story quest, Hel-Tears become accessible. The quickest way to reach the Hel-Tear is to travel to the Mystic Gateway you used to enter Vanaheim for the first time. The Tear is located north of the gateway, and after interacting with it, you will face a group of elite opponents. It is best to attack them one by one. Once the enemies are defeated, you can close the Tear.

Odin\’s Raven

This collectible is in the air above the river to the west of The Southern Wilds. Start at the southern Mystic Gateway, head north, and when you have the chance, turn west to reach the river. The Spear is a useful tool for this task.

Nornir Chest

Reward: Horn of Blood Mead.

The Nornir Chest is located in the northern part of the region. It is best to explore the area at night to avoid barricades.

To open the chest, throw the axe at the shields. One of the shields is blocked by blackberry bushes, which you can set on fire with the Blades of Chaos. They are located to the left of the shield (as shown in the screenshot). If needed, use a seal created by a companion.

Legendary Chest

Reward: Wrath of the Frost Ancient – a light rune attack for the Leviathan Axe.

The legendary chest can be found in the ruins in the central area of the region. If you have already visited the region once, you can use the Celestial Altar to change the time to night, which will remove certain barricades that appear during the day. In the ruins, you need to find the hole in the wall that is shown in the picture. Crouch and go through the hole to find a secret location where the chest is hidden.

There is also an artifact called \”Upon Pursuing a Place Not Marked on Maps\” that can be found in the same region. It belongs to the category of Kvasir\’s Pomes. To find it, you need to climb onto the building roofs and look for a weakened part of the floor. Jump on it, and Kratos will break through the floor, entering a hidden area where the artifact is located.


1. What are the collectibles in God of War Ragnarok\’s The Southern Wilds and Vanaheim?

In God of War Ragnarok, The Southern Wilds and Vanaheim are filled with various collectibles that players can find and acquire. These include artifacts, chests, and Odin\’s Ravens. Artifacts provide players with lore and backstory about the game\’s world, while chests contain resources that players can use to upgrade their equipment. Odin\’s Ravens, on the other hand, are hidden throughout the game\’s world and require players to use their senses to find them. Collecting all the Odin\’s Ravens grants players a special reward.

2. What are the secrets in God of War Ragnarok\’s The Southern Wilds and Vanaheim?

The Southern Wilds and Vanaheim in God of War Ragnarok are also filled with secrets that players can discover. One of the most notable secrets is the hidden chamber in the Southern Wilds, which can be accessed by solving a puzzle. Inside the chamber, players can find a Valkyrie and a chest containing rare items. Vanaheim also has its share of secrets, including a hidden area that can only be accessed by using Atreus\’ abilities.

3. How do I find all the collectibles and secrets in God of War Ragnarok\’s The Southern Wilds and Vanaheim?

Finding all the collectibles and secrets in The Southern Wilds and Vanaheim can be a daunting task, but there are a few tips that can help make the process easier. One is to use Atreus\’ abilities, such as his ability to read runes, to uncover hidden areas and items. Another is to use the game\’s map to mark areas where collectibles have been found, so that players can easily keep track of which areas they still need to explore. Finally, players can use online guides and walkthroughs to help them find all the collectibles and secrets in the game.

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