List of flags of Iceland

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The following is a list of Icelandic flags.

National flag and State flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Iceland.svg 1944–present National flag and civil ensign A blue flag with a red Scandinavian Cross, fimbriated white. Used unofficially in 1913-1915, and as a territorial symbol as of 1915 until 1944 when the Republic of Iceland was established. Current color scheme established in 1944. The dimensions of the flag are 7:1:2:1:14 horizontally and 7:1:2:1:7 vertically; ratio: 18:25
Flag of Iceland (state).svg 1919–present State flag Ratio: 37:18

Governmental flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Icelandic Presidential.svg 1944–present President's flag The State Emblem charged in the center. Ratio: 37:18
Customs Flag and Ensign of Iceland.svg 1944–present Customs ensign.

Military flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Iceland (state).svg 1944–present War flag and Naval ensign used by the Icelandic Coast Guard, Iceland Air Defence System, Icelandic Crisis Response Unit ratio: 37:18

Historical flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Jørgen Jørgensen (1809).png 1809 Flag of Iceland during the reign of King Jörundur Three stockfishes in the first quarter on a blue field
Gunnfáni.svg 1855-? Standard of the Vestmannaeyjar Battalion (Herfylkingin) A red saltire cross on a white field
Flag of Denmark.svg until 1915 Flag of Denmark
Light Blue Flag of Iceland.svg 1915–1944[1] National flag and civil ensign of Iceland
State flag of Iceland (1918–1944).svg 1915–1944[2] War flag and Naval ensign of Iceland
Royal Standard of the King of Iceland (1921–1944).svg 1921–1944[3] Royal Standard of the King of Iceland Crowned Gyrfalcon on a blue field
Standard of the Regent of Iceland (1941–1944).svg 1941–1944[4] Standard of the Regent of Iceland State flag of Iceland charged with a capital gold R on a rectangular panel

Unofficial flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Icelandic falcon flag (unofficial).png 19th - early 20th century Flag used by the independence movement A Gyrfalcon on a blue field
Flag of Iceland - 1914 Proposal.svg Flag proposal. White with a sky-blue cross with a white and blue stripe on either side. The flag committee of 1913 presented two proposals, the current flag and this flag.
Hvítbláinn.svg Republican flag Unofficial flag used by the republicans in the early 1900s. This flag was rejected by the flag committee of 1913 as it was considered too similar to the flag of Sweden and the Greek naval ensign.

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