North Sailing News
December 2nd 2013
On Wednesday, November 27th, North Sailing hosted a promotional gathering for travel agents in Iceland on board Schooner OPAL in Reykjavík. Live music rang in the sound system and MAR Restaurant provided refreshments for everyone attending. The purpose of the gathering was to share an enjoyable evening and discover the most recent addition to the North Sailing fleet, Schooner OPAL and the opportunities the ship has to offer.
November 18th 2013
The schooner Opal departed from Húsavík on Thursday afternoon, November 7th and arrived in Reykjavík harbour around noon on November 9th and the crew was extremely happy with the successful sailing.
Following are some photos taken on the journey from Húsavík.
September 25th 2013
Passengers and crew on board Bjössi Sör on today’s 13:30 tour were rather surprised when they encountered a walrus close to Husavik harbor. Walruses are rare guests by Iceland, but they are usually found much further north in the arctic. The walrus swam around the boat for a while and those on board were able to take a good look at it quite close to the boat. It came up with the head with the white tusks clearly visible.
September 17th 2013
I had some ideas about Greenland before I went there but this experience turned out to be a lot better than I dared to imagine. The closeness of the icebergs and the cliffs are very different from what I am used to. In fact, it is the perfect combination of the nature and the experience on board the schooner that creates this unforgettable experience.”
September 14th 2013
Schooner Opal is sailing towards its home port of Húsavík after an excellent season in Scoresbysund, NE-Greenland.
Opal´s crew and owners are proud and happy. In seven week long tours around the Scoresbysund fjord system, Opal has carried her passengers to some of the most exotic places on Earth. Magnificent, unforgettable and unique are a few of the words our guests used to describe their tour. Scoresbysund is indeed, unique and a schooner, such as Opal, offers the possibility to visit places in this magical wilderness of NE-Greenland.
September 5th 2013
The schooner Opal has been cruising around Scoresbysund, the largest fjord in the world, on the northeast coast of Greenland for the last six weeks, exploring the natural wonders of the area. Opal takes a group of passengers, up to twelve people, on a week-long expedition around Scoresbysund and has every single trip been extremely successful.
September 4th 2013
North Sailing received a grant recently from the Icelandic Ministry of Interior for the project “Regenerative electric engine in a ship”. This subvention is being granted for the first time in order to support projects that aim to increase the utilization of domestic energy sources in ships and therefore decrease the usage of fossil fuels, enhance knowledge in the sector and promote research and co-operation.
August 8th 2013
Captain Heimir just came back from Greenland and took some beautiful pictures with him.
Heimir left Schooner Opal in the capable hands of Captain Egill Aðalgeir Bjarnason, a.k.a. Alli Bjarna and first mate and engineer his father Horður Sigurbjarnarson.
Alli will take care of our new guest and show them how great Greenland is.
Take a look and enjoy.
August 8th 2013
Today, August 7th 2013, Gisli Sigurgeirsson and Maria Sastre Padró and their two sons Óðinn and Magnús came with her brother Pablo Sastre Padró and sister-in-law Maria Elena Hernandez Blaslo and their two daughters Paula and Elvira to our beautiful town Húsavík to visit a friend of them, Marianne Rasmussen and of course to see Skjálfandi Bay and its famous residents, the whales and dolphins.
July 25th 2013
The Schooner Opal left Husavik on Sunday July 21st. The destination was Scoresbysund on the south-east coast of Greenland. Scoresbysund is the longest and largest fjord in the world. Opal will stay there until September and transport excited passengers around the natural wonders that the fjord has to offer.
July 21st 2013
Schooner Opal is leaving its home harbour of Húsavík today to set course for Scoresbysund NE Greenland.
Once there Opal will be sailing on North Sailing´s week long expeditions within this biggest fjord system of the world.
July 16th 2013
July 9th 2013
A family of four that joined our Edge of the Arctic tour on the
25th of June has been kind enough to share their thoughts on
the tour as well as their exellent photos and videos made on the tour.
Thank you, Paquette Family!
We are always striving to expose our children to unique places and experiences. This summer, as we snaked through the northern fjords of Iceland, we stumbled upon the small town of Husavik. This quaint town is home to North Sailing, a well-established business offering whale watching and unique sailing expeditions. Although North Sailing offered us the opportunity to design our own sailing excursion (ski and sail, hike and sail, etc.), we opted for their routine Edge of the Arctic excursion - a fabulous choice.
The Paquette Family