Welcome to Old Norse!
This website is the ultimate guide for learning the language, culture, and history of the Vikings. No matter what stage you’re at in your Viking journey, whether you’re a beginner, a student or a teacher. Ready to get started?
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All that you’ll ever need to learn Old Norse.
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Welcome to our site, OldNorse.org! We seek to educate on Old Norse teaching Old Scandinavian language, culture, and sagas. Learn Old Norse–the language the runes and myths of the Vikings–through user-friendly textbooks, online content, and blog. Here you will find books, free content, audio resources, and a community of Old Norse students to aid teachers, students, and beginners.
What is Old Norse?
This site is dedicated to Old Norse: the storied and historic language of the Vikings, sagas, runes, eddic and skaldic verse.
Learn Old Norse
The best way to learn Old Norse is with our free resources and the Viking Language series of textbooks.
Teach old Norse
We provide free materials to support instructors who teach Old Norse, including lesson plans, and syllabi.
The Viking Language Series
The best way to learn Old Norse is by becoming immersed in Old Scandinavian language, culture, and sagas. Our Viking Language series focuses on the language and history of the Viking Age, taking the learner on a journey deep into Icelandic sagas, heroic legends, Viking runes, Old Norse mythology and history.
The Language of the Sagas
These books compliment the more comprehensive Viking Language textbooks. They answer the need for a concise “primer” for learning Old Norse–Old Icelandic, the language of the sagas. No previous foreign language knowledge is required. The lessons provided in Concise Introduction teach how to read Icelandic sagas and Old Norse mythological texts in the original and is designed for both class use and self-learning. The Supplementary Exercises offer additional practice for mastering grammar and vocabulary.