I don't think Edith Hamilton's dry, but maybe that's me.
There's a Pantheon (Penguin in the UK) edition of Norse Myths. I haven't read it, but I have their Complete Grimm Fairy Tales, and if that's anything to go by, it'll be an excellent edition. The mythology is largely taken from the Poetic and Prose Eddas, written down by the Icelander Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century.
The Icelandic sagas are my favourite of all that stuff. Less mythological, and in a way quite plain, but somehow quite dark and deep. I used to live in Shetland, which is a group of islands far off to the north of Scotland, and there's something of the bleak wonder of the Icelandic sagas in the landscape there. Maybe that's why I like them so much. There are loads of collections of various of the Icelandic sagas. Again, there's a nice Pantheon (or Penguin) edition.
Also worth reading, though it's a children's story, is Terry Jones' Saga of Erik the Viking. I read it at primary school, and it's one of those stories that's stayed with me ever since.
And another worth checking is Beowulf. It's not exactly Norse, but it has a very similar feel.
since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you