All of the Scandinavian countries use this basic traditional design on their flags, and show similarities. The Scandinavian countries individualize their flags in color and other (minor) flag details. Due to the individualization of the Scandinavian flags, they are easy to distinguish.
The very first flag showing the Scandinavian Cross was Denmark's national flag, called the Dannebrog in Danish. Later, the flag's cross design was adopted by other countries in the Nordic region although the colors differed. The flag colors have very specific meanings for each Scandinavian country. The first flag with three colors was the flag of Norway.
|The Flag of Denmark||The Flag of Sweden||The Flag of Finland||The Flag of Norway|
|The Flag of Iceland||The Flag of Greenland||The Flag of the Åland Islands||The Flag of the Faroe Islands|
|The Flag of Skåne||A Flag of Gotland||The Flag of Öland||The Flag of Bornholm|