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Danish language

  • Danish Grammar   (by John Madsen) - an excellent online guide ranging from pronunciation to idioms, with links to further Danish grammars and dictionaries.

Danish literature

  • E-manuskripter - From Det Kongelige Bibliotek manuscript facsimiles from all ages of Denmark's history and literature.
  • Danish Author Profiles (Kulturnet/Danish Literature Information Centre and several other sponsors) - the "first bilingual introduction to Danish authors on the Internet" currently features 19 Danish authors. In addition to brief biographical sketches, the profiles include articles, bibliographies, excerpts and translations, and contemporaneous reviews.
  • Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (Nobel e-Museum) - autobiography, banquet speech, and other resources for the winner of the 1944 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Literary Prizes  (BogGuide Denmark) - lists winners of literary prizes, mostly in Denmark but also including the Nobel Prize for Literature, from the year the prize was founded to the present. Most recent year might not be included.



Finnish language

  • Finnish Grammar (by Kimberli Mäkäräinen) - a barebones online guide for novice Finnish speakers, including a basic vocabulary section.

Finnish literature

  • Frans Eemil Sillanpää (Nobel e-Museum) - autobiography, presentation speech, and other resources for the winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize for Literature.



Icelandic language

  • Mimír: Icelandic Grammar Notebook (by John Tebbutt) - a hypertext-based tool which allows the user to search and reference Icelandic grammar, including hyperlink examples between sections.

Icelandic literature

  • Jónas Hallgrímsson, Selected Poetry and Prose (The University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System) - works by the most important and influential modern Icelandic poet, translated and edited by Professor Dick Ringler of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Departments of English and Scandinavian Studies.
  • Icelandic Literature - Information about contemporary Icelandic authors such as Einar Már Guðmundsson, Guðbergur Bergsson, Guðrún Helgadóttir, Gyrðir Elíasson, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, and Vigdís Grímsdóttir. The site includes biographical summaries, exerpts from major works, reviews, and bibliographies in Icelandic and English.
  • Modern Icelandic Fiction: A bibliography of Translations into European languages - a selected list of translations of modern Icelandic fiction into Danish, Faroese, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish. The list is mainly intended to be of use to libraries who wish to improve their collection of translations of modern Icelandic fiction but should also be useful to anyone interested in that field.
  • SagaNet (The National and University Library of Iceland and Cornell University, with the Árni Magnússon Institute) - a cooperative project of large scale digitalization of 380.000 manuscript pages and 145.000 printed pages.
  • Jörmungrund - Eddic and Skaldic poetry, some (e.g., Völuspá) with annotations and variant readings.



Norwegian language

  • Norwegian Grammar (Norwegian Teachers Association of North America) - a short guide to Norwegian word forms and word order.
  • Norwegian Language Resources (University of Oslo - Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies) - Norwegian courses and a range of subjects in Scandinavian Studies.

Norwegian literature

  • Boknett (Forlagsentralen) - a central site for books of Norwegian literature
  • English Translations of Norwegian Children's Books (Scandinavian Studies Web/Capital Children's Museum) - a bibliography for "Trolls, Mrs. Pepperpot and Beyond: Celebrating Norwegian Children's Books," a traveling exhibit by Capital Children's Museum,  Washington, D.C.
  • Forfattere (Dagbladet) - brief biographies, photos, bibliographies, and prizes awarded.
  • Knut Pedersen Hamsun (Nobel e-Museum) - biography, banquet speech, and other resources for the winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Ibsen senteret (Universitetet i Oslo) - includes biographical and other information, as well as the international Ibsen bibliography (Den internasjonale Ibsen-bibliografien), with English pages.
  • Nettbibliotek Over 1000 literary and other texts from the Nynorsk kultursentrum.
  • Norla - Norwegian Literature Abroad. NORLA is a government-funded, non-commercial foundation which provides information on Norwegian literature and Norwegian authors of fiction.
  • Sigrid Undset (Nobel e-Museum) - autobiography, banquet speech, and other resources for the winner of the 1928 Nobel Prize for Literature.



Swedish language

  • Swedish Course (by Björn Engdahl) - a paced course for Swedish that includes audio files and (horrors!) a "final exam." The course has also been translated into Spanish, German, and Dutch.

Swedish literature

  • Litteraturbanken - large collection of Swedish literature, including most of Strindbergs Samlade Verk, Nationalupplaga.
  • Erik Axel Karlfeldt (Nobel e-Museum) - biography, presentation speech, and other resources for the winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Pär Lagerkvist - Biography (Nobel e-Museum) - biography, banquet speech, and other resources for the winner of the 1951 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Selma Lagerlöf - Biography (Nobel e-Museum) - biography, banquet speech, and other resources for the winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • August Strindberg (Strindbergmuseet) - aspects of Strindberg's life and works from the Strindberg Museum.
  • Projekt Källtext - medieval Swedish literature and a dictionary of medieval Swedish.
  • Svensk Bokhandel Direkt - basic literary information, including history, publications, and prizes. Brief biographical sketches of authors are also included.
  • Swedish Literature (at - short, dictionary-length excerpts on periods and authors of Swedish literature from the beginnings to the end of the 20th century.

Multiple Countries

Scandinavian/Nordic languages

See Scandinavian Reference Shelf for further dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Scandinavian/Nordic literatures

  • Aurora Boreal - a website devoted to Scandinavian culture, with emphasis on literature and aimed at Spanish readers. Most information is in Spanish.
  • NORDICOM Media Trends includes links to statistics on publishing, literature and reading for the Scandinavian countries.
  • Project Runeberg (LYSATOR at Linköping University, Sweden) - the largest Nordic literature site on the web. Numerous literary texts online, as well as a great deal of information about Nordic literature.

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