Where to find sources on the Vikings

Viking axeman
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Primary Sources

The Vikings - British Museum

Search the museum's extensive artefact collection.


Vikings in the East Midlands Online Museum

This virtual museum tells a regional story of Viking culture with artefacts and designs from the Viking Age in the East Midlands. 

Icelandic Saga Database

This website contains all the extant Icelandic family sagas using modernized Icelandic spelling, with the Old Norse versions and translations into English and other languages made available where these exist in the public domain.

Books by Snorri Sturluson

Explore the most important medieval sources we have about Viking mythology and religion.

Attacks on France by the Northmen

Rare accounts of Viking attacks.

Arrival of the Vikings

A selection of sources to introduce you to the Vikings.

Viking Society Sources

A selection of sources about Viking society.

Secondary Sources


An online academic database used by universities worldwide that is a superb resource for History students. To view full articles, you will require membership.

Vikings Flipboard Magazine

A collection of online articles and news reports about the Vikings.

Please Note: Some internet browsers do not handle the Flipboard website very well, and it is sometimes better to have the Flipboard App on your device to view the magazine. 

Google Scholar

This searches internet sites for academic articles and books. It often only provides one or two pages, but it is often enough to find quotes and bibliographical details.

JURN Search Engine

Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.