Radøy is an island municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. Radøy was created as a new municipality on 1 January 1964, after the merger of large parts of Hordabø, Manger, and Sæbø, and smaller parts of Austrheim and Lindås.
The Old Norse
form of the name was (just) Röð
. (The last element øy
meaning "island" was added later.) The name is identical with the word röð
for "row" (here in the sense "long island").
is from modern times. They were granted on 16 June 1991. The arms shows two black oarlocks
on a yellow field. Oarlocks are on the gunwale
of a boat
and they support the oar
and give force to the rower's stroke. The designer was Even Jarl Skoglund.