Norway Symbols

  • Animal: Moose
  • Bird: Dipper
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of Norway

  • Coat of Arms: The National Coat of Arms dates from the Middle Ages and features an upright, yellow crowned lion rampant, holding a white and yellow axe on a red, triangle-shaped field.

    It's one of the oldest in all of Europe and originated as a personal coat of arms for the royal family. After slight adjustments over time, the current version shown was approved by the King of Norway on May 20, 1992.
  • Flag of Norway
  • Flower: Purple Heather
  • Fish: Cod
  • Motto: None official, but the King's Motto, "Alt for Norge" (All for Norway) is a popular option.
  • National Anthem: "Ja, vi elsker dette landet" (Yes, We Love This Country), Music composed by Rikard Nordraak, and lyrics written by Bjornstjerne Bjornson, one of Norway's great poets.
This page was last modified on September 29, 2015.