Unfortunately the coverage of this visit has been very limited here in DK.
Summary of article in Billed Bladet #04, 2016.
Written by our Iceland correspondent, Henrik Salling.
The purpose of the visit was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Danish-Icelandic Society, so it was very much a goodwill-visit aiming to reinforce the relations between Iceland and DK.
J&M started out by attending a reception in the House of the North in the capital of Reykjavik, where they met basically who's who of the Icelandic society and visiting representatives from other Nordic countries.
Then it was off to the Danish embassy, where the ambassador offered them a drink before treating them to a dinner at a restaurant.
And the next day the visit started in earnest with a packed schedule!
First they were taken on a tour of Reykjavik. Joachim told about it afterwards: "We've had a very exciting tour of the city. It started out a bit dark because the sun raise late. But it was exciting with an architectural tour of the city".
When visiting the hallmark of Reykjavik, a stylized Viking ship called Sólfarid, the ground was icy so Joachim had to support his wife.
Then it was off to the culture house Harpa. The builing was started before the financial crisis and had to be put on hold for a few years, but now it's complete. It's an interesting piece of architecture which our Marie took some snaps of with her phone. Joachim commented: "Reykjavik is a shining example of Iceland being back on the road again. It's magnificent to see how the city lives and moved on - and aims ahead. The pedal is nailed to the floor and things are happening. It's a pleasure".
The day ended with a gala dinner at Hotel Holt, hosted by the Danish-Icelandic Society.
And by Saturday noon they were back in DK in time for celebrating mademoiselle Athena's birthday.
As always when the DRF are abroad they promote Danish export and businesses. In this case a store selling Danish designed furnitures and while there Icelandic designers also exhibited their creations in the store.
In the article you can see below, J&M are photographed in front of a painting hanging at the Danish embassy. That was painted by QMII.
At the dinner at Hotel Holt, J&M were seated next to the former president of Iceland, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, who was the worlds first female president.
Britt Siesbye accompanied Marie as her LiW.
You can find the report in this folder: https://app.box.com/s/vxq5ayygu06m1jp37qrewp830egywqmy