The Norwegian Royal Family had a glorious and eventful week in Loften aboard the royal yacht, Norge at the end of their summer holiday.
King Harald V and Queen Sonja invited both the Crown Prince’s family and Princess Märtha and her three daughters for a family holiday at Lofoten for beach trips and mountain hikes in Nordland.
The Royal Family participated in a hike to Dronningvarden which is 530 metres above sea-level, with sunny weather.
Queen Sonja had visited on 14 July 2016 where she attached a plaque to Dronningvarden or ‘the Queen’s Cairn’, made from two tons of stone, hoping it would be an inspiration for more Norwegians to take trips within their own beautiful country.
During the hike, everyone stopped on the plateau to enjoy the spectacular views of Loften, Vestfjorden, Hamarøy, Ofoten and Lødingen Vestbygd.
The Royal Family also visited an island in Svellingsflaket, a landscape conservation area in the Lødingen and Vågan municipalities, covering over 127,616 hectares to preserve wildlife, botany and geology.
King Harald and Queen Sonja have sailed in the royal yacht along the coast this summer as well as spending time at their private retreat at Mågerø, near Tønsberg in southern Norway.
Crown Prince Haakon and his family spent some of their holidays at Dvergsøya, an island near Kristiansand, where they celebrated his 47th birthday on 20 July 2020.
However, it was back to work for King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon as they attended the Council of State at the Royal Palace, on Friday, 14 August 2020.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra begins a new school year at Elvebakken High School on Monday, 17 August, and Prince Sverre Magnus will be confirmed on Saturday, 5 September.
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