Old Norse for Beginners: The Complete Guide


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 beginning and advanced Old Norse students and teachers.

How do I Get Started with Old Norse?

The best way to learn Old Norse is by becoming immersed in Old Scandinavian language, culture, and sagas. We have plenty of free resources on website, including an introduction to Old Norse, the basics of the language, guides to runes and pronunciation, and videos.

Where do I go from here?

After exploring our free content, you’ll be ready to go further. Learning or teaching Old Norse is easy with The Viking Language Series. Viking Language 1 and 2 are the authoritative guides to learning Old Norse, opening a world of sagas, Eddas, and runes. These textbooks have everything you need to become proficient in Old Norse, including grammar, vocabulary, and exercises. Embark on a journey deep into Icelandic sagas, heroic legends, Viking runes, Old Norse mythology and history. The series is created by Jesse Byock, Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian Studies at UCLA and the University of Iceland.

Purchase at  Amazon US  or  Amazon UK.

Click here for free Answer Key to Viking Language 1 (1st edition)
Click here for free Answer Key to Viking Language 1 (2nd Edition)

Published by Jules William Press

Jules William Press is a small press devoted to publishing the best about the Viking Age, Old Norse, and the Atlantic and Northern European regions. Jules William Press was founded in 2013 to address the needs of modern students, teachers, and self-learners for accessible and affordable Old Norse texts. JWP began by publishing our Viking Language Series, which provides a modern course in Old Norse, with exercises and grammar that anyone can understand. This spirit motivates all of our publications, as we expand our catalogue to include Viking archaeology and history, as well as Scandinavian historical fiction and our Saga Series.

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