Norway’s Crown Prince and Crown Princess on a windy visit to Rogaland

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (R) and his wife Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (L) smile during the first day of their three-day tour through Rogaland region in Utsira, Norway, 01 September 2009. With its deep fjords, rugged mountains, clear lakes, lush farmland and small islands Rogaland is often called Norway in miniature. Photo: Albert Nieboer.

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (R) and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (L) smile during the first day of their three-day tour through Rogaland. Photos: Albert Nieboer/ Fotoglif.com

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit got to experience the extreme Norwegian west-coast weather (“vestlandsvær”) when they visited the “exotic” island Utsira on Sept. 1.

The royal couple are currently on a three-day county visit to Rogaland, on board the Royal Yacht Norge.

The windy and rainy weather added an extra element to the visit as the couple toured the Utsira lighthouse.

From Utsira, the couple traveled on to mainland destinations in Rogaland, including Gjesdal, Gloppedalsura and Egersund.

During the trip they also visited the UN Park; a memorial over soldiers from Rogaland that have fallen while serving the UN. The memorial is located in the municipality of Bjerkreim.

With its deep fjords, rugged mountains, clear lakes, lush farmland and small islands Rogaland is often called Norway in miniature.

Posing for pictures was challenging due to the extreme wind.

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