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China's Icebreaker "Xuelong" Visits Iceland
2012-08-23

August 16-20, China's 5th Arctic expedition team, aborad icebreaker ship “Xuelong” or “Snow Dragon”, visited Iceland.

“Xuelong” was warmly welcomed at the port of Reykjavik.

Ambassador Su Ge hosted a reception for the expedition team at the Embassy. Officials of Icelandic government, diplomats, and representatives from all walks of life attended the reception.

Accompanied by Ambassador Su Ge and his wife, President Grimsson and the First Lady visited “Xuelong”.

President Grimsson invited the Chinese expedition team to the presidential residence.

The 2nd China-Iceland Arctic Conference was held during the visit. President Grimsson attended the conference, accompanied by Ambassador Su. The open day of “Xuelong” attracted enthusiastic Icelandic visitors. “Xuelong” also visited Akureyri.

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