The Crown Princess Couple visit Iceland – day 2

The Crown Princess Couple are welcomed to the fishing village of Húsavík. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Crown Princess Couple and the Presidential couple arrive at Húsavík after whale watching at sea. Photo: royalcourt.se

At Goðafoss waterfall. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Thursday 19 June, The Crown Princess Couple visited the fishing village of Húsavík and the University of Akureyri together with President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and his wife Dorrit Moussaieff.

The day began with a whale safari which departed from the fishing village of Húsavík, in northern Iceland.

Whale watching off the coast of Húsavík. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Whale watching off the coast of Húsavík. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

During the safari, the participants saw a male humpback whale, which swam around calmly, and a lesser rorqual. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

During the safari, the participants saw a male humpback whale, which swam around calmly, and a lesser rorqual. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

After the boat trip, The Crown Princess Couple and the Presidential couple returned to the fishing village where Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson hosted lunch at the Gamli Baukurexternal link, opens in new window restaurant.

The Crown Princess Couple and the Presidential couple then continued to the town of Akureyri, via Námaskarð geothermal area and Goðafoss waterfall. At Námaskarð, The Crown Princess Couple found out more about geothermal activity in the area, with steam eruptions and boiling sulphur pits.

The Crown Princess at Námaskarð valley, where sulphur water bubbles up from the ground and steam spreads across the landscape. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

The Crown Princess at Námaskarð valley, where sulphur water bubbles up from the ground and steam spreads across the landscape. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

At Akureyri, The Crown Princess Couple and the Presidential couple visited the University of Akureyriexternal link, opens in new window where they learnt about the university and its operations, including research into climate change in the Arctic.

The visit to Iceland concluded with a dinner at Hannesarholt in Reykjavík, hosted by Sweden's ambassador Bosse Hedberg.