The Crown Princess Couple at the opening of the exhibition 'Voices from Laponia'. Photo: Anders Wiklund/Scanpix.
On Thursday 4 November, The Crown Princess Couple continued their visit to Norrbotten.
The day began with a visit to Áttje, the Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum, in Jokkmokk. The Crown Princess opened the exhibition 'Voices from Laponia', which is about Laponia, one of Sweden's 14 World Heritage sites. The exhibition provides a glimpse of the unique nature and the thousands of years of Sami culture that are the basis of the World Heritage designation.
Treehotel in Harads
The Crown Princess Couple then travelled to Harads near Boden, where they visited Treehotel, a hotel amid the treetops where the rooms are between four and seven metres above the ground.
In Boden, The Crown Princess Couple visited Skaparkraft, a cultural project for young asylum seekers. Through music, theatre, sound and landscape art, the project aims to give immigrant children and the disabled their own voice, and to boost their self-esteem. The project is run by Norrbotten Handicapped Sports Association.
The Crown Princess Couple then travelled to Luleå, where they visited Hertsö School's sports association. The association offers active and healthy leisure activities for children and young people at the end of the school day, in the form of spontaneous sport and free activities. In the evening, the County Governor Per-Ola Eriksson and his wife Lena hosted a dinner at the governor's official residence in Luleå.