John and Andy often use and highly recommend the following books:
If you are interested in the language of the Vikings and the Icelandic sagas, there are many great resources out there for you.
John and Andy recommend that you start with the excellent Viking Language series by Jesse Byock, Professor of Old Norse, Medieval Scandinavian Studies and Viking Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles. This series provides the most accessible, up-to-date, and engaging introduction to Old Norse-Icelandic language that you will find. In addition to the great linguistic information, the series also includes a good introduction to runes, saga literature, eddic and skaldic poetry, and the culture of the Viking World as well. In short, it’s got everything you could want.
Learn more about the series at www.vikingnorse.com
Any student of the language will eventually need a dictionary. The two most commonly used are:
A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Dover Language Guides)
Both are available online in one form or another. Here’s a link to the Cleasby and Vigfusson Icelandic-English Dictionary
John and Andy were trained using
E.V. Gordon’s An Introduction to Old Norse