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North Sailing - Húsavík, Iceland

Logbook 2001

In the summer of 2001 whales were spotted in 473 trips out of 474 = 99,8%.
In total, nine species were spotted: harbour porpoises, white beaked dolphins, minke whales, killer whales, fin whales, sei whales, northern bottlenosed whales, blue whales and humpback whales.


Summary 2001
Minke whales in 452 of 474


White beaked dolphins in 294 of 474
Harbour porpoises in 50 of 474
Humpback whales in 115 of 474
Killer whales in 3 of 474
Sei whales in 3 of 474 
Fin whales in 2 of 474 
Northern bottlen. whales in 2 of 474 0,4%
Blue whales in 1 of 474 0,2%
Total: 473 of 474


Please note: When it comes to calculating the success rate of trips, different companies have different methods, some more credible than others. As a rule of thumb, North Sailing's crews count trip as "unsuccessful" if nothing bigger than porpoises is seen during the tour. Also if for some reasons conditions to spot the whales are that hard that not every passenger sees the whales we do not count those trips as successful.

Awards & Authorisation:

Awarded nationally and internationally since 1995Travel Agency - Authorised by Icelandic Tourist BoardTour Operator - Authorised by Icelandic Tourist Board


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