The flag of Iceland features the popular Nordic cross, also known as the Scandinavian cross this iconic symbol appear in many national flags in the Scandinavian region. Our national Iceland flags are available for indoor displays, outdoor all-weather use and miniature table top or handheld displays. The outdoor flags come in 4 sizes, while the indoor Iceland flags measure 3’x5’ and the mini flag measures 4”x6”. For more details see the description at the bottom or click on a product image.
Iceland’s national flag features a blue background with a red Nordic cross in the center. The horizontal line of the cross is placed in the center of the flag running from end to end. The vertical line is placed closer to the hoist end. A white border runs around the red Nordic cross creating a divide between it and the blue background.
The flag was designed by Matthias Thordarson and based on the design of the Danish national flag. The three colors represent the three prominent natural characteristics of Iceland’s land mass. The blue represents the Atlantic Ocean, the white represents the snow and the red represents the country’s volcanoes. The flag was first used as the national flag of Iceland in 1915 but was not approved by the King. A royal decree was issued allowing the use of the flag but it was only in 1918 that the Icelandic King approved. In 1944 Iceland became a republic and with that the flag design was written in to law as the official nation flag of Iceland.
We offer indoor, outdoor and miniature flags to meet all flag display needs. The outdoor flags can be used in long term all-weather displays and can be flown on any standard residential flagpole or commercial pole. Our indoor flags have a gold fringe and are often used in official displays and parades. The flag can be fitted on to any our parade or indoor flagpoles. Use our mini Iceland flags with our mini flag stands for upright displays.
Browse through our entire collection of world flags and American flags. In addition to these items we offer indoor flagpole accessories and all parts needed for an outdoor flag display. For more details about our products contact a customer service representative on (800)628-3524.