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Arms (crest) of Akureyri

Country : Iceland

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The arms show an eagle, the 'protector' of Northern Iceland in the Heimskringla Saga in which the history if Iceland is described. Akyureyri is the largest city and capital of North Iceland. The small inescutcheon with the gard is a canting element, Akureyri can be translated as wheat-island.

The blue shield refers to the blue sky and the mountains surrounding the city.

The arms from 1930-1987:


Literature:http://www.akureyri.is/, old image obtained from the Icelandic Association of Municipalities (Samband Íslenzkra Svetarfélaga), 1988

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