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North Sailing - Húsavík, Iceland

Logbook 2011

From May until September 2011, whales were spotted in 805 trips out of 819 = 98,3%.

In total, 8 species were spotted: Harbour porpoises, White beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Sei whales, Killer whales, Humpback whales, Fin whales and Blue whales.


Summary 2011
Humpback whales in 593 of 819
Minke whales in 410 of 819 50,1%
 White beaked dolphins in 345 of 819 42,1%
Harbour porpoises in 160 of 819 19,5%
Blue whales in 135 of 819 16,5%
Fin whales in 26 of 819 3,2%
Sei whales in 10 of 819 1,2%
 Killer whales in 7 of 819 0,9%
 Total: 805 of 819


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 reason 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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