Vaksdal is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Nordhordland. The administrative centre is the village of Dalekvam.Vaksdal was created as a new municipality on January 1, 1964 after the merger of parts of Bruvik, Evanger, and Modalen.
The Old Norse form of the name was probably Vágsdalr. The first element is the genitive case of vágr which means "bay" and the last element is dalr which means "valley" or "dale".The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1990. It shows three shuttles for weaving, which represents the textile industry of the municipality.