Icelandic coat of arms is a shield with a silvery cross in a sky-blue
field with a fiery red cross in the middle of the silvery cross. The
arms of the crosses shall extend entirely to the edges of the shield in
all four directions. The width of the silvery cross shall be 2/9, and
that of the red cross 1/9, of the width of the shield. The two upper
blue rectangles shall be equilateral, but the lower ones shall be one
third longer, and equally wide.
are four shield-bearers: The old guardian spirits of the land, mentioned
in Heimskringla (Lives of the Kings) by Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241),
i.e. a dragon, a large bird, a bull and a giant. The shield rests on a
slab of basaltic rock. The blue and the red colours are the same as in the
a consul learns that the Icelandic coat of arms is misused,
i.e.. used by
unauthorized parties or used as part of a trade mark, signboard, etc.,
he shall notify an Icelandic embassy or the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
coat of arms of the President of Iceland is a shield of the same shape
and colours as that of the national coat of arms with a square in the
middle where the national coat of arms is shown.
Jonsson was the designer and wood carver, who made the first
sample of the country's code of arms.