By Faith Ridler For Mailonline
Published: 10:18 GMT, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 10:25 GMT, 3 December 2019
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrived in Portugal after completing a voyage across the Atlantic, as the teenager prepares to speak at a climate summit in Madrid.
The Swedish campaigner, 16, and her father Svante travelled more than 3,000 miles from Hampton, Virginia to Lisbon aboard a 48-foot catamaran, the La Vagabonde.
Greta, who became world famous for founding the 'school strikes for the climate' movement, refuses to fly in planes because of the carbon footprint.
She and her father began their journey on November 13 in order to attend the COP25 summit and save approximately two or three tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives aboard the yacht La Vagabonde at Santo Amaro port in Lisbon, Portugal on Wednesday
The teenager and her father Svante had travelled more than 3,000 miles from Hampton, Virginia to Lisbon aboard 48-foot catamaran, the La Vagabonde
Posting on Instagram as she headed into the coastal capital, Greta shared a photograph of herself aboard the vessel and wrote: 'Heading into Lisbon!!'
The activist will spend the day holding meetings with Portuguese climate activists and resting before her she departs for Spain.
The night before her Wednesday arrival, Greta