Nordic heirs to the throne in Greenland
The Crown Princess, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Prince Haakon at Ilulissat Icefjord. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix
On Friday 29 May, Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Prince Haakon arrived at Ilulissat, Greenland's third largest town, as part of their trip to Greenland to study climate change on the island.
Ilulissat is situated on the west coast of Greenland , and most of the town's 5,000 inhabitants are directly or indirectly dependent on fishing.
From Ilulissat, the party travelled to Ilulissat Icefjord.The fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is famous for its icebergs, which break away from one of the world's most productive glaciers. Twenty million tonnes of ice pass out into the fjord every day.
On Sunday 31 May, the Nordic heirs to the throne visited the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling Project — NEEM. NEEM is an international project led by Denmark, which is analysing ice core samples to observe climate change.
The Crown Princess, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Prince Haakon at the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling Project – NEEM. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix