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North Sailing - Húsavík, Iceland

Logbook 2005

In the summer of 2005 whales were spotted in 728 trips out of 762 = 95,5%.

In total, seven species were spotted: harbour porpoises, white beaked dolphins, minke whales, killer whales, sei whales, blue whales, and humpback whales.


Summary 2005
Minke whales in 408 of 762 53,5%
White beaked dolphins in 372 of 762 49%
Humpback whales in 153 of 762 20%
Harbour porpoises in 75 of 762 10%
Blue whales in 7 of 762 0,9%
Sei whales in 5 of 762 0,6%
Killer whales in 1 of 762 0,1%
Total: 728 of 762 95,5%


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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