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.
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 Baukur 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.
At Akureyri, The Crown Princess Couple and the Presidential couple visited the University of Akureyri 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.