Green Whale Watching Husavik on the eco-friendly Opal
Minimize your carbon footprint and join the electric sailboat Opal for a green whale watching of a lifetime. Book your eco-tour now!
Green Whale Watching with North Sailing Husavik
You have probably heard that Husavik is a great place for whale watching. But did you know that Husavik is also the only place in Iceland where you can go whale watching on a sailboat powered by green energy? These eco-friendly tours are operated by North Sailing, pioneers in sustainable tourism in Iceland.
The award-winning electric sailboat Opal
Originally built in Germany in 1951, schooner Opal is North Sailing’s flagship. In 2015, this beautiful sailboat became the first ship in the world to be installed with a regenerative plugin hybrid-electric propulsion. A unique technique that has received worldwide attention and awards for the eco-friendly initiative.
Sailing with Opal is a great experience, bringing together the best of both worlds: The world of traditional sailing with its authentic charm and feel – and the world of modern green technology.
What makes whale watching on Opal so special?
Well, the feeling of being on board this unique boat might be hard to describe in words. But it is easy to write down the key points that make this tour special and definitely worth going:
- No noise pollution.
- No carbon-emission.
- Minimum disturbance to whales and wildlife.
- Professional and experienced sailing crew.
- A traditional sailing on Iceland’s biggest sailboat.*
- Spacious upper deck for great views.
- And last but not least you can help out with the sails and learn the old ways of sailing from our experienced crew.*
* when wind and conditions are favourable
Sail with Opal in Reykjavik
During the winter in Iceland, Opal is docked at the old harbour in Reykjavik, an only 10-minute walk from the city centre. Make sure to check out our evening sailing tours with the possibility of seeing the northern lights while sitting in the onboard hot tub!
Live onboard Opal for a week-long expedition in East Greenland
Looking for an adventure of a lifetime? This is your chance to experience the majestic wild nature of Scoresby Sund East Greenland onboard the electric sailboat Opal.
Make a difference – Go green!
If you want to make the eco-friendly choice, check out our daily green departures from Husavik here. Help us build a sustainable future!