Vågan

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VÅGAN

Province : Nordland
Additions : 1964 : Gimsøy, Svolvær

Arms of Vågan

Official blazon

På blå bunn en vertikalstillet fremadbøyd sølv torsk.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on March 30, 1973.

The arms show a cod, as fishing is the main source of income for the municipality. The cod was also part of the older arms of Svolvær


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Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network and Norske Kommunevåpen, Kommunalforlaget, 1987.