Norway’s Royals Sail for Svalbard

Royal shipRoyal ship: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Norway’s royal family will have the pleasure to grace Svalbard later this week as they travel upon the royal ship K/S Norge on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the opening of The University Center of Svalbard (UNIS).


HRH’s King Harald & Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Princess Märtha Louise will embark upon an official visit to the Arctic Archipelago; located about midway between continental Norwaym and the North Pole, on Thursday, August 9th.

After 25th UNIS anniversary commemorations, the royal family will then have pleasure to visit Svalbard museum. Museum director Tora Hultgren welcomes the coming royal visit and gently reminds that it was the royal couple who officiated the opening of the museum in 2006.

Recurring royal visits to Svalbard underscore the royal interest in Svalbard’s geology, ecosystems & history.

The royal family will travel to the Arctic circle upon the 1937 royal yacht K/S Norge; one of only three remaining Royal Yachts in Europe.

The K/S Norge was a gift of the Norwegian people to King Haakon VII in 1947.


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