The Royal Party through Blindleia
Blindleia (which means blind or dead-end channel) is extremely narrow, making it difficult for larger vessels to navigate. The natural surroundings here are very beautiful, and Blindleia is thus a very popular site for summer tourists in small vessels.
After Blindleia, the party again embarked on the Royal Yachts Norge and Dannebrog and the KNM Horten, and sailed on to Arendal.
The Royal guests arrived in Pollen in Arendal at 19:00 hours, and were welcomed by County Governor Hjalmar Sunde, Mayor Torill Rolstad Larsen and Deputy Police Chief Kjell Hegstad.
The party walked through Tyholmen in Arendal, with entertainment and cultural highlights along the way, including an historical market, a depiction of the life of a soldier in 1807, traditional childrens games and dancing.
This comprised the last part of the official celebration of Her Majesty The Queens birthday. The celebration was concluded with a private programme at The King and Queens holiday resort at Mågerø, Tjøme, during the weekend.
Science and culture
Research, sports, beekeeping and music. Norway and Slovenia share a wide array of interests, and today the King and Queen and the Slovenian President, Borut Pahor, gained insight into several of them.
State visit from Slovenia
Today Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed the President of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, to Norway. This is the first State Visit to Norway of a Slovenian President and King Harald and Queen Sonja are his hosts.