Looking for a Song of the Sands walkthrough for God of War Ragnarok? Song of the Sands is a Favour, which are Ragnarok's equivalent of side-quests. As part of our God of War Ragnarok guide, we're going to share our full Song of the Sands walkthrough, which includes puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and any other key areas of interest.
God of War Ragnarok: Song of the Sands Walkthrough
You'll unlock the Favour named Song of the Sands, likely after completing Secret of the Sands and shortly after starting The Elven Sanctum in Alfheim. We'd recommend you continue with this Favour before tackling The Elven Sanctum as it will clear up the weather. Once again, you'll need to find a Hafgufa cave, much like in Secret of the Sands. You'll find the cave entrance roughly in the centre of The Forbidden Sands. It's identified by the torches outside, and Atreus will point it out once you get close. Once you're inside, climb down.
Immediately ahead is a passage blocked by Soundstone, so have Atreus fire a Sonic Arrow at it to clear the way. You'll end up inside The Burrows. Hookshot across the gap on the right, and drop deeper down. There's a mouth-like door on the left you can open with a Sonic Arrow, and objects on the other side that can be destroyed. Use the hand-holds on the wall to jump across into the next area. Then hookshot to the next set of hand-holds, and navigate across to the other side. Bounce your Leviathan Axe off the Twilight Stone on the ground to destroy the roots blocking the way, and continue onwards.
There'll be Wretches waiting for you down here, and you're going to have to take care of the nest a little further up the path to stop them from respawning. Once you've cleared everything out, climb up the wall. There are some Grims, as well as Light Elves, in this room that you'll need to deal with. Then, on the left, you'll find more Lore in the form of a Rune Reads named Sacrifice. Squeeze through the gap in the doorway at the bottom of this area to continue onwards. Climb down, and have Atreus fire a Sonic Arrow at the doorway opposite. Then bounce your Leviathan Axe on the Twilight Stone to clear away the roots.
You can now climb down deeper into The Burrows. More Grims and Light Elves will be waiting for you, so take care of them. Then climb up the wall they were standing in front of. You're almost at the Hafgufa now, but first drop down on the left and destroy the glowing orange rotten roots with your Leviathan Axe. You'll finally have found the Hafgufa.
On the left are some thick roots, so bounce your Leviathan Axe off the Twilight Stone to destroy them. Then hookshot across. Have Atreus shoot the door on the upper-left with a Sonic Arrow, and throw your Leviathan Axe at the Twilight Stone to bounce it through the rotten roots, clearing one of the bindings. Then hookshot back across and destroy the trail of rotten roots in front of you. Hookshot across one last time to destroy the final chain. Head down through the passageway that opens up, and deal with the Bergsra. There's an Artefact you can collect down here, one of the Tributes to Freyr named Pipe. There's also a Legendary Chest directly ahead, with a Heavy Runic Attack named Nemean Crush inside. You'll also get some Whispering Slabs. Climb up when you're ready.
You'll reach an area with tons of Twilight Stone, and some roots you need to clear away. Look opposite and bounce your Leviathan Axe across two sets of Twilight Stone to remove the first root, then hookshot across. As you climb up, you'll spot a red chest with Hacksilver and Stonewood inside. Then, rotate the dangling objects with your axe to line up more Twilight Stone, so you can clear a path to the next climbing point. Keep moving upwards. You'll smash through the wall, and will end up back at the start of the cave. You'll be ambushed by a single Light Elf, so take care of it and climb back up to the surface. Get back on the Gulon Sled and follow the quest markers south to free the Hufgufa once and for all. This will complete Song of the Sands and contribute towards the Trophy named Full Gufa.
God of War Ragnarok: Song of the Sands Objectives
- Find the Hafgufa cave entrance
- Reach the Hafgufa
- Destroy the Hafgufa's bindings
- Open the hive cage
God of War Ragnarok: Song of the Sands Rewards
- Kratos: 1,500 XP
- Atreus: 375 XP