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?
What is Old Norse?
This site is dedicated to Old Norse: the storied and historic language and runes of the Vikings. So also, the history, sagas, and culture of Iceland and the Viking Age in Scandinavia and abroad.
Learn Old Norse
The best way to learn Old Norse is with our free resources and the Viking Language Old Norse Icelandic series of textbooks.
Teach Old Norse
We provide free materials to support self-learners and instructors who teach Old Norse, including lesson plans, and syllabi etc.
Getting Started With Old Norse
Check out the Old Norse Blog
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.
Viking Language Series
These textbooks have everything you need to teach Old Norse, including grammar, vocabulary, and exercises. Take your classroom 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. You’ll learn how to read the Icelandic sagas and Norse mythology in the original!