Exciting news! The Viking Society for Northern Research has made the majority of its publications available online, entirely free of charge, at
Among the highlights now available in this new open-access repository are:
A complete run of Saga-Book from 1895-2005. (New editions will be added to the site two years after publication.
Most of the Society’s Text Series (including many English translations of texts that are otherwise unavailable).
Anthony Faulkes’s standard edition of Snorra Edda. (Professor Faulkes has also added six of his important studies of the Edda –which can be difficult to locate–to the site.)
The four excellent facing-page editions that Nelson’s originally published in the sixties: Gunnlaugs saga (ed. Quirk), Heiðreks saga (ed. Tolkien), Völsunga saga (ed. Finch), and Jómsvíkinga saga (ed. Blake). Also the recent (2003) edition of Egils saga by Bjarni Einarsson.
The full list is a testament to the variety, depth, and quality of the Viking Society’s publications over the past century. And naturally it seems that its decision to go along the open-access route of dissemination can only be good for the field.
Please note: many of the files available from http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/ are still in copyright, and should not be distributed without the consent of the Society and (where applicable) the author.