Wayfinding in the Westfjords


Wayfinding in the Westfjords is our main book and offered as a poetic celebration of place, combining rich visual imagery with reflective storytelling on different wayfinding practices, including: wild-walking and camping, drystone-cairn construction, tree planting, cold and hot water immersion, foraging, ceremony, storytelling and creative written/visual response. Collectively, wayfinding practices provide a pathway for readers to orientate themselves to both human and nonhuman counterparts as you walk historic trails through the wild land- and seascapes of the Westfjords—virtually or otherwise!


‘Wayfinding in the Westfjords is a diligent tangle of the practical and the magical. Visually sumptuous, it also has some hard yards of stomped wisdom secreted within it. There are clues here about what it means to be claimed by a place. It made me whistle through my teeth and start thinking about a journey north’ — Dr. Martin Shaw, Author of Smoke Hole: Looking to the Wild in the Time of the Spyglass


What is Wayfinding?
Wayfinding is both a process of navigation by which we locate ourselves in a landscape and determine the way forward, and a collection of practices for finding our way metaphorically in relation to ourselves and the planet. Practices include wild-walking and camping, drystone cairn construction, tree planting, cold and hot water immersion, foraging, storytelling, ritual, ceremony and creative response. Each provides a pathway towards an ecology of mind bedded within the expansive terrestrial and marine landscapes of the Westfjords.


Embrace this book and these wayfinding practices to bring you closer to the land and sea, and to your human and nonhuman counterparts, as you make your way.

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Additional information

Dimensions 25 × 20 in

English, Íslenska

Book Attributes

20×25 cm (~8×10 in); 232 pages; full colour; hardcover