With the puffins gone….
North Sailing’s tour, ‘NS2 – Whales, Puffins and Sails’ has been a real susses this summer and with doubled departures from last year many more have gotten the chance to enjoy sailing on Haukur, Iceland’s only schooner. ‘NS2’ also seems to appeal more to Icelanders than the standard whale watching tour and we look forward to welcoming many more of the ‘natives’ in coming seasons.
‘NS2’ has scheduled departures daily from the 20th June till the 10th August. The reason for the short season is that around the middle of August the puffins leave their nesting grounds in Lundey (Puffin Island) which is one of the main attractions on the trip.
Nils Hailer has been the main guide on board Haukur this summer and with his charming nature he has no problems organizing a ‘wave’ to celebrate the last tour of the season. The atmosphere onboard Haukur is usually quite unique as both the guide and the captain are in very close contact with the guests.
With the puffin’s gone Haukur´s role changes and it takes part in more of the standard whale watching tours. In addition to this the plan is to sail Haukur to Reykjavik in early September where it will be in conjunction with the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. The whole crew is looking forward to this expedition which we’ll report on in due course.
As always there is great atmosphere onboard Haukur and the last trip was no exception.
Nils Hailer, tired but happy at the end of the season. Guiding onboard Haukur is very challenging and rewarding at the same time as the closeness between the crew and the passengers is much more then on the standard tours.
Passengers at the end of a successful trip.