A royal visit
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden visited North Sailing and Restaurant Gamli Baukur earlier today along with her husband Prince Daniel, the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and the First Lady, Dorrit Moussaieff. The Crown Princess is in Iceland for two days on an official visit and visiting North Sailing and Gamli Baukur was part of her official agenda.
The Crown Princess and her group flew from Reykjavík to Húsavík this morning and headed out to Skjálfandi Bay for a whale watching tour on board schooner Hildur.
On the schooner Hildur the crew were Hörður Sigurbjarnarson, captain, founder and owner of North Sailing, his two daughters, Þórunn Harðardóttir, human resource manager of North Sailing and Swedish honorary consul and Hildur Harðardóttir along with Árni Sigurbjarnarson, founder and owner of North Sailing and boatsman Arnar Freyr Birkisson. It was a very successful whale watching tour and a humpback whale was spotted, which caused an immense excitement among the honorary guests.
When back in Húsavík harbour a large group of the inhabitants of Húsavík were waiting anxiously to be able to take a glance at the royal visitors. Children from the kindergarten in town gave the guests necklaces, which they made from plastic beads where the Swedish and Icelandic flags become one. Then the group headed to Restaurant Gamli Baukur and enjoyed launch in courtesy of Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, prime minister of Iceland.
North Sailing and Restaurant Gamli Baukur are very honored to have had this royal visit.
The national newspaper’s coverage of the visit can be found HERE.