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King of Sweden on Private Visit to Iceland

By Iceland Review

King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf is currently on a private visit to Iceland. On Wednesday evening he was spotted drinking champagne at the Reykjavík nightclub Austur accompanied by a large group of people.

King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf is said to have visited Thorvaldseyri, a farm below Eyjafjalljökull glacier. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Austur confirmed the story to but would otherwise not comment on the King’s visit.

According to the news website’s sources, the King and his entourage, which included Icelanders, Swedes and the King’s bodyguards, listened to music at Austur until late in the night.

This is not the only royal visit Iceland gets this summer; recently King of Norway Harald V went fishing in Iceland with his friends.

According to, the Swedish King has also been fishing. He is also said to have visited Ólafur Eggertsson, farmer at Thorvaldseyri below Eyjafjallajökull glacier, to learn how farmers in the area are coping after the volcanic eruption.

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