Iceland Flag

Iceland Flag

Flag of Iceland - Description of the Iceland Flag

As the above picture of the Iceland Flag indicates the overall background is Blue

The description of the Flag of Iceland is as follows:

Blue with a red cross outlined in white extending to the edges of the flag

The vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Iceland flag represent the following:

White - symbolizes the glaciers and peace and honesty

Red - symbolizes the fire in the volcanoes and hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Blue - symbolizes the sea and vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

The basic style shown in the picture of the Iceland flag is described as Scandinavian Cross reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Iceland flag is described as 18:25

The left half of the flag ( viewer's left side ) is called the Hoist and pictures the vertical part of the cross

The flag of Iceland was adopted in 1915

The Meaning & History of the Iceland Flag - The Iceland Flag is based on the Dannebrog (the Danish Flag) as Iceland was once a territory of Denmark

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