God of War: All Jotnar Shrine Locations

Jotnar Shrines dot the landscape of God of War, telling the tales of epic, giant warriors. Here's how to find all 11 and unlock The Truth trophy/achievement!

God of War has quite a few collectibles, and Jotnar Shrines are just one of them. If you're looking for more story-related content, these altars will tell you about the giants that once inhabited Midgard.

With 11 locations spread around the map, God of War's Jotnar shrines aren't as hard to find as the game's Ravens, for example, but they are hidden away in sometimes hard-to-reach places. If you're having trouble finding them all, this GoW guide will show how to find all 11 locations in no time. 

Jump to a specific location here:

God of War Jotnar Shrines

Wildwoods Skoll and Hati Shrine Location

Kratos and the boy stand in front of the Wildwoods Jotnar Shrine, which is blue in the middel and left and red on the right; painted in ornate symbols Source: HarryNinetyFour 

After solving the first puzzle — where you lift the chain and then freeze the gears with your ax — head left. Atreus will yell that the deer went in the other direction. Climb up the chain, then go up the stairs and smash the wall to find the Sköll and Hati shrine.

The River Pass Hrungnir Location

Kratos, in heavy armor, runs toward the River Pass Jotnar Shrine in God of War

In the section with the Nornir chest and the two-part bridge (found by climbing down the chain after jumping down the ledge), head to the left and jump up a ledge. Keep to the left along the corridor and you should find the Hrungnir shrine.

Veithurgard Skadi Location

Kratos looks toward the Veithurguard Jotnar Shrine near a large pillar covered in blue runes

In the area with the bare-bones wooden structures, head up the stone steps to where the dragon is located and hang a left. Keep going left so that you cross underneath two bridges, and then head right, up some stone steps.

Keep following the path until you jump across to a stone bridge and see a big, sealed temple door. Break the seals, and just inside you should see the Skadi shrine.

Path to the Mountain Ymir Location

Kratos walks toward the closed Jotnar Shrine in the Path to the Mountain Location

After throwing open the big double doors and climbing down a wood ladder, cross the bridge and hang a left. Break through the wall with your ax to find the Ymir shrine.

Shores of Nine/Cliffs of the Raven Jörmungandr Location

The closed shrine in the Shores of the Nine Location stands before an advancing Kratos 

Traveling across the Lake of Nine bridge, head through the giant black doors (with the glowing purple runes up above) and take a left. Jump over the broken stones to find the Jörmungandr shrine location.

Alfheim Groa Location

The stone Alfheim Shrine stands against a small cliff and bright foliage.

Directly in front of the Temple of Light, go down the right-hand stone path to easily find the Groa shrine sitting at the bottom of the stairs.

Lookout Tower Thrym Location

The Jotnar Shrine near Lookout Tower stand in the cleft of a giant statue's foot; Kratos and the boy look at it from afar

When you land your boat and have to climb up several sets of stone cliffs, eventually you will zip line down a rope with your ax. The Thrym shrine is right after you land and before you continue down the path.

Tyr's Temple Bergelmir Location

Kratos stands in front of the Jotnar Shrine Location in Tyr's Temple in God of War

Inside Tyr's Temple, you will have to shift a metal control on the ground to take the elevator down to a lower level. When you reach the bottom, turn around to find the Bergelmir shrine directly behind you.

Thamur's Corpse Location

The shrine location on Thamur's Corpse sits in shadow among the wreckage of the giant's falling

At the north end of the Lake of the Nine area, you can use the magic chisel to open a double-door hidden chamber. Just inside those doors, you will find the Thamur shrine location.

Konunsgard Starkadr Location

Kratos runs toward the Konunsgard Shrine Location in the castle at Konunsgard

You will need to have the Hail to the King dwarven favor to find the Starkadr shrine. After using the favor to enter the Konunsgard stronghold, go up the stairs and take a right to find it.

Muspelheim Surtr Shrine Location

The Muspelheim Shrine Sits against rocks near a portal in the fiery area

After collecting the four ciphers to gain access to Muspelheim, just to the left of the mystic gateway stands the final Surtr shrine to complete this quest. 

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And those are all of the Jotnar Shrine locations in God of War. Reading the final altar unlocks The Truth trophy/achievement. For more tips and tricks, check out our other God of War guides over here.

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Published Jan. 12th 2022

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