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HAMMERFEST

Province : Finnmark
Additions : 1992 Sørøysund

Arms (crest) of Hammerfest

Official blazon

En sølv isbjørn på rød bunn.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on December 16, 1938.

The arms were devised for the 150th anniversary of the city in 1939. The polar bear was chosen as a symbol for the fishing in the polar seas north of Norway. The polar bear itself is not native to Norway itself.

Arms of Hammerfest

The arms by Ströhl in 1905.


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