The Crown Prince is going on an expedition to Greenland

In connection with the fact that this year it is 50 years since King Olav officially opened the University of Tromsø, they will organize an expedition across Greenland in May.

Crown Prince Haakon has agreed to participate as one of the expedition members.

This is confirmed by Kongehuset and UiT in a press release.

The anniversaries will be marked, among other things, with a dissemination expedition across Greenland in May, led by polar historian Harald Dag Jølle.

In addition, Markus Landrø (UiT and NVE), Vegard Ulvang (UiT), Kunuk Lennert (UiT), and Ronny Finsås (expedition guide) and a bodyguard from the Royal Police Escort participate.

– We are grateful that HRH Crown Prince Haakon has agreed to participate in the expedition and help mark the university’s anniversary, says Rector of UiT, Dag Rune Olsen.

The expedition starts in Ilulissat on 19 May, and the Crown Prince will take part in the first part that crosses the inland ice with kite (sail) and skis as a means of transport.

The expedition will visit the research station Eastgrip, where an international research team drills through the ice over 2500 meters thick. Knowledge from this research will be important for understanding how much ice will disappear from Greenland with a warmer climate.

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