Vegvisir Norse Compass Bronze and Leather Necklace


The Vegvísir Guides the Way Through the Storm


  • Solid bronze pendant, 12 grams

  • 3.3 cm diameter
  • Includes 30" leather cord


    "...if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known."
    —Huld Manuscript
    The Vegvísir, or Norse compass, is an Icelandic magical stave, which, according to the Huld manuscript, protects one from losing their way in bad weather. The vikings used the word "hafvilla" or "bewildered" which means to have no sense of direction or be lost at sea. We created this pendant to help guide us through modern moments of hafvilla.

    Encircling the Vegvísir is the runic transliteration of the Icelandic phrase, "Ég stoppar ekki Þegar Þreyttur, ég stoppar Þegar ég er búinn", which translates to, "I do not stop when tired, I stop when done."

    The coin is struck with an incuse design, in which the letters are lowered rather than raised. This way the lettering will stay dark even if the coin is carried daily. The coin is double sided with the same design on both sides.

    Designed and engraved by Woody Maringer. Learn more about our artists.



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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 82 reviews
    Ann B.
    I wear it every day

    The title should speak for the rest of the review. It is a wonderful piece as is everything from SPM.

    Amazing craftsmanship

    The attention to detail on the Vegvisir Nordic Compass is amazing. Quite lightweight for bronze, I wear it every day. Good high-quality leather is used. I did alter the length to shorten it a bit but easily switched over.

    Its obvious care and attention to detail are to be applauded!

    Safira J.
    Better than expecting

    Very good quality necklace and also came in a cute envelope with my name written on it, and a stamp. So thoughtful. Great gift.

    I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for your order!

    I'm a geek so naturally enjoy this.

    High quality, I really like even though my gf doesn't! The information and translation included is a great touch, and the packaging was cool too.

    Excellent piece

    Although it isn't my lineage, I've long had an affinity for Icelandic Sagas and ethos. This is such an excellent accent piece to carry that affinity with me. The weight is perfect and the quality of the necklace is great as well. Highly recommend.

    May it help you always find the best way forward!

    Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope sealed with wax straight from Shire Post Mint! Unless changed, we will hand write the name of the person listed in the Shipping Address.

    If ordering a gift or if you'd like to customize your handwritten name, please include the recipient's name in the Personalization Options field as you complete your order.

    One envelope is included in your order, if you would like to purchase additional handwritten Gift Envelopes, you can find them here.

    Shire Post Mint coins are struck one at a time in West Fork, Arkansas, USA using solid metals, hand-engraved designs, antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. For antiqued coins, the coloring/patina process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science so coins will vary slightly. Our unique packaging includes a description of each coin and translations if applicable.

    We collaborate with many artists to create our coins. Learn more about our artists.

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