Welcome to our site, Viking Language! Here you will find books, free content, audio resources, and a community of Old Norse for beginning and advanced students and teachers.
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.
Getting Started with Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas (Second Edition).
This newly updated 2nd edition features everything the beginner needs to develop a strong foundation in Old Norse. The 15 graded lessons and 35 Old Norse readings continue through the advanced stage. Viking Language 1 includes vocabulary, grammar, exercises, pronunciation, maps, and culture sections explaining Viking history and Old Norse literature. Readings selected from the sagas and myths of Old Scandinavia, with tales about Iceland, Denmark, Greenland, Norway, and Sweden. You will come to know Norse gods and goddesses, heroes, warrior kings, and blood feuds in harsh northern lands.
Viking Language 1 and 2 are the authoritative guides to learning Old Norse, opening a world of sagas, Eddas, and runes. Read the original heroic, legendary, and mythological sources. The series is created by Jesse Byock, Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian Studies at UCLA and the University of Iceland.