The celebration continues
The Spangereid Canal
The barges carrying the Royal Family and their guests arrived at Spangereid Canal just after 10:30 on Thursday morning.
The village of Spangereid is an old area of settlement, with archaeological finds dating back to the Iron Age and the age of the Great Migrations. One of the major historical artefacts discovered are the remains an ancient canal. A new canal has recently been completed in Spangereid, and was inaugurated by Queen Sonja during her visit.
Just after noon, the Royal guests arrived at Lindesnes Lighthouse.
Lindesnes is located at the southernmost tip of Norway, and there has been a beacon here since 1656, when it was erected on the orders of King Fredrik III. The lighthouse was last renovated and modernised in 1920, and has been preserved in that form.
The Royal Family and guests are due to arrive in Ny Hellesund on Thursday at 20:00.
Congratulations are presented today from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia.
World Heritage at Vega
In 2004, UNESCO inscribed the Vega Archipelago on the World Heritage List. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance to open the new Vega Archipelago World Heritage Centre – Norway’s first authorised centre of its kind.