Membership of the Viking Society is open to anybody with an interest in the medieval North. Members are welcome to attend the three annual meetings of the Society, and to bring guests. They receive the annual issue of Saga-Book and other occasional publications at no additional cost. Members can buy Viking Society publications at a low cost, usually half the retail price (see our publications page). Members are also entitled to borrowing rights at the library of University College London: see for further information and instructions for joining.

To join the Viking Society, please pay your membership fee via our Payments to the Society page. Students (full-time and part-time) are given a discounted rate. Please provide a full postal address. Prospective student members must specify the institution at which they are studying and their expected date of graduation. If paying by PayPal, this can be done in the ‘purpose’ field of the online form.

Payment is taken through the secure PayPal system – you do not need to have a PayPal account, and can use any credit or debit card.

Please note: members can also use this method to renew an existing subscription. Renewal is due on 1st October each year. Please proceed just as you would if joining as a new member.

It is also possible to make payments by cheque to ‘The Viking Society for Northern Research’, or by transfer/standing order to the Society’s bank account. See Payments to the Society

If you change your postal or email address, please notify the Society on

Membership Fees
(Payable on 1st October annually; all prices are in GB pounds)

Ordinary membership 25.00
Student membership 12.00
Ordinary membership paid by Banker’s Order 23.00

Please note that the rate for students has risen from £10 to £12 as of October 2016. If you are a student and have paid at the former rate, please update your payment.