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State visits during the reign of King Harald

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja have received many Heads of State and made many state visits abroad since 1991. 

This list provides an overview of state visits to and from Norway during the reign of King Harald.
 

State visits abroad

2016

  • 6 - 8 April: Italia
    Hosts: HE President Sergio Mattarella and Ms Laura Mattarella

  • 6 – 8 September: Finland
    Hosts: HE Presidentt Sauli Niinistö and Ms Jenni Haukio

2015

  • 23 – 27 February: Australia
    Hosts: HE Governor General Peter John Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove

2014

  • 1 – 5 December: Myanmar
    Host: HE President Thein Sein

2013

  • 5 - 7 November: Turkey
    Hosts: HE President Abdullah Gül and Ms Hayrünnisa Gül

2012

  • 9 - 11 May: Poland
    Hosts: HE President Bronisław Komorowski and Ms Anna Komorowska

2011

  • 9 - 10 May: Slovenia
    Hosts: HE President Danilo Türk and Ms Barbara Miklič Türk  
     
  • 12 - 13 May: Croatia
    Hosts: HE President Ivo Josipović and Dr Tatjana Josipović

2010

  • 26 - 28 October: Slovakia
    Hosts: HE President Ivan Gašparovič and Ms Silvia Gašparovičová

2009

  • 24 - 26 November: South Afrika
    Hosts: HE President Jacob Zuma and Ms Zuma.

2008

  • 27 - 29 May: Portugal
    Hosts: HE President Aníbal Cavaco Silva and Ms Maria Cavaco Silva

2007

  • 5 - 7 June: Finland
    Hosts: HE President Tarja Halonen and Dr Pentti Arajärvi
     
  • 15 - 17 October: Germany
    Hosts: HE President Horst Köhler and Ms Eva Luise Köhler

2006

  • 5 - 6 April: Switzerland
    Host: HE President Moritz Leuenberger
     
  • 18 - 20 September: Ireland
    Hosts: HE President Mary McAleese and Mr Martin McAleese

2004

  • 08 - 10 June: Greece
    Host: HE President Constantinos Stephanopoulos
     
  • 28 - 29 October: Singapore
    Hosts: HE President Sellapan Rama Nathan and Ms Urmila Nandey
     
  • 1 - 5 November: Vietnam
    Host: HE President Tran Duc Luong

2003

  • 20 - 22 June: Belgium
    Hosts: Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola
     
  • 7 - 11 October: Brasil
    Hosts: HE President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Ms Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva

2002

  • 06 - 11 May: Canada
    Hosts: HE Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and Mr John Ralston Saul
     
  • 08 - 10 October: Hungary
    Hosts: HE President Ferenc Mádl and Ms Dalma Mádl

2001

  • 25 - 31 March: Japan
    Hosts: Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
     
  • 23 - 25 October: Italy
    Hosts: HE President Carlo A. Ciampi and Ms Franca Ciampi
     
  • 25 October: The Vatican
    Host: HH Pope John Paul II

2000

  • 1 - 3 March: France
    Hosts: HE President Jacques Chirac and Ms Bernadette Chirac

1999

  • 20 - 22 September: Romania
    Hosts: HE President Emil Constantinescu and Ms Nadina Ileana Constantinescu

1998

  • 22 - 28 February: South-Africa
    Host: HE President Nelson Mandela
     
  • 25 - 30 May: Russia
    Hosts: HE President Boris Jeltsin and Ms Nina Jeltsina
     
  • 31 August - 1 September: Estonia
    Hosts: HE President Lennart Meri and Ms Helle Meri
     
  • 2 - 3 September: Latvia
    Hosts: HE President Guntis Ulmanis and Ms Aina Ulmane
     
  • 4 - 5 September: Litauen
    Hosts: HE President Valdas Adamkus and Ms Alma Adamkus

1997

  • 18 - 20 march: Czech Republic
    Hosts: HE President Vaclav Havel and Ms Dagmar Havlová
     
  • 23 - 30 October: China
    Hosts: HE President Jiang Zemin and Ms Wang Yeping

1996 

  • 15 - 17 April: The Netherlands
    Hosts: HM Queen Beatrix and HRH Prince Claus
     
  • 18 - 19 April: Luxembourg
    Hosts: HRH Grand Duke Jean and HRH Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte
     
  • 28 - 31 August: Austria
    Host: HE President Thomas Klestil

  • 14 - 16 October: Poland
    Hosts: HE President Aleksander Kwasniewski and Ms Jolanta Kwasniewska

1995

  • 25 - 28 April: Spain
    Hosts: Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia
     
  • 30 - 31 October: USA
    Hosts: HE President William J. Clinton and Ms Hilary Clinton

1994

  • 18 - 21 April: Germany
    Hosts: HE President Richard von Weizsäcker and Ms Marianne von Weizsäcker
     
  • 6 - 9 July: Great Britain
    Hosts: HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip

1993

  • 23 - 25 March: Finland
    Hosts: HE President Mauno Koivisto and Ms Tellervo Koivisto

1992

  • 12 - 14 May: Sweden
    Hosts: HM King Carl XVI Gustaf and HM Queen Silvia
     
  • 7 - 9 September: Iceland
    Host: HE President Vigdis Finnbogadóttir

1991

  • 28 - 30 October: Denmark
    Hosts: HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Prince Henrik
     

State visits to Norway

2017

  • 21- 23 March: Iceland
    HE President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Ms Eliza Reid

2016

  • 23 - 25 May: Poland
    HE President Andrzej Duda and Ms Agata Kornhauser-Duda

  • 10 - 12 October: Singapore
    HE President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Ms Mary Tan

2015

  • 18 - 19 March: Latvia
    HE President Andris Bērziņš

2014

  • 13 - 14 October: India
    H.E. President Pranab Mukherjee and his daughter, Ms Sharmistha Mukherjee

  • 2 September: Estonia
    HE President Toomas Hendrik Ilves

  • 12 - 13 May: Israel
    HE President Shimon Peres

  • 11 - 13 June: Germany
    HE President Joachim Gauck and Ms Daniela Schadt

2012

  • 10 - 12 October: Finland
    HE President Sauli Niinistö and Ms Jenni Haukio

2011

  • 5 - 6 April: Lithuania
    HE President Dalia Grybauskaitė
     
  • 30 May - 1 June: Luxembourg
    Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
     
  • 31 August - 1 September: South Africa
    HE President Jacob Zuma and Ms Tobeka Zuma

2010

  • 26 - 27 April: Russia
    HE President Dmitrij Medvedev and Ms Svetlana Medvedeva
     
  • 1 - 3 June: The Netherlands
    HM Queen Beatrix
     
  • 14 - 15 October: Switzerland
    HE President Doris Leuthard and Dr Roland Hausin

2009

  • 28 - 30 April: Canada
    HE Governor General Michaëlle Jean and Mr Jean-Daniel Lafond.

2008

  • 5  - 6 June: Vietnam
    HE President Nguyen Minh Triet and Ms Tran Thi Kim Chi
     
  • 14  - 16 October: Ireland
    HE President Mary McAleese and Dr. McAleese

2007

  • 17 - 19 April: Austria
    HE President Heinz Fischer and Ms Margit Fischer
     
  • 13 - 14 September: Brazil
    HE President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Ms Marisa Letícia da Silva

2006

  • 06 - 08 June: Spain
    Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia
     
  • 29 - 31 August: Bulgaria
    HE President Georgi Parvanov and Ms Zorka Parvanova

2005

  • 10 - 13 May: Japan
    Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko

2004

  • 3 - 5 February: Portugal
    HE President Jorge Sampaio and Ms Maria José Ritta
     
  • 21 - 23 September: Italy
    HE President Carlo A. Ciampi and Ms Franca Ciampi

2003

  • 16 - 17 September: Poland
    HE President Aleksander Kwasniewski and Ms Jolanta Kwasniewska

2002

  • 10 - 11 April: Estonia
    HE President Arnold Rüütel and Ms Ingrid Rüütel
     
  • 12 November: Russia
    HE President Vladimir Putin

2001

  • 30 May - 1 June: Great Britain
    HM Dronning Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip

2000

  • 10 - 12 April: Jordan
    HM Kong Abdullah II and HM Queen Rania
     
  • 20 - 21 September: Latvia
    HE President Vaira Vike-Freiberga and Dr Imants Freiberg
     
  • 25 - 26 October: Finland
    HE President Tarja Halonen and Mr Pentti Arajärvi

1999

  • 16 - 17 March: South-Africa
    HE President Nelson Mandela and Ms Graca Manchel
     
  • 22 - 24 March: Hungary
    HE President Árpád Göncz and Ms Zsuzsanna Göncz
     
  • 1 november: USA
    HE President William J. Clinton

1998

  • 17 - 19 June: Germany
    HE President Roman Herzog and Ms Christiane Herzog

1997

  • 11 -14 February: Iceland
    HE President Ólafur R. Grimsson and Ms Gudrún K. Thorbergsdóttir
     
  • 28 - 30 April: Belgium
    HM King Albert II and HM Queen Paola

1996

  • 25 - 26 March: Russia
    HE President Boris Jeltsin and Ms Naina Jeltsina
     
  • 27 - 29 June: China
    HE President Jiang Zemin and Ms Wang Yeping

1995

  • 14 - 16 March: Poland
    HE President Lech Walesa and Ms Danuta Walesa

  • 29 - 30 May: Austria
    HE President Thomas Klestil 

1994

  • 18 - 21 October: Finland
    HE President Marrtti Ahtisaari and Ms Eeva Ahtisaari

1993

  • 7 - 9 June: Sweden
    HM King Carl XVI Gustaf and HM Queen Silvia
     
  • 26 - 29 October: Iceland
    HE President Vigdis Finnbogadóttir

1992

  • 13 - 15 October: Denmark
    HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Prince Henrik

 

21.03.2017

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Queen Beatrix was received in an official welcoming ceremony when she disembarked in Oslo (Photo: Liv Osmundsen and Ida Fjeldbraaten, The Royal Court)