Øygarden is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Midhordland. The administrative centre is the village of Tjeldstø.
Øygarden was created as a new municipality on 1 January 1964 after the merger of Hjelme and parts of Herdla.
The municipality consists of a chain of islands north of the municipality Fjell.
The name is the finite form of øygard
which means "row (fence) of islands
". The first element is øy
means "island" and the last element is gard
which means "fence
is from modern times. They were granted in 1966. The arms show a black and gray reference buoy
shown floating in the sea
on a blue background. The municipality consists of a number of islands and is dependent on the sea for its development. Hence the importance on buoys for safety in the municipality.