The symbol is attested in the Huld Manuscript, collected in Iceland by Geir Vigfusson in 1860 (but consisting of material of earlier origin).
A leaf of the manuscript provides a drawing of the Vegvísir symbol, giving its name, and, in prose, declaring that "if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known".
A stylized version of the 'Vegvísir' is used in pages of the Oghma Infinium in the video game Skyrim.
- Flowers (1989:83).
- Vigfusson (1860:p60)
- Flowers (1989:88).