Responsible whale watching certification

Awards, Certifications, Membership and Authorisation

As a pioneer in whale watching in Iceland, North Sailing has received multiple awards both domestically and internationally. North Sailing takes great pride in having received these prestigious awards and is always striving to do better.

Awards and Certifications

Membership, authorisations and licenses

  • Icelandic Tourist Board.
  • The Icelandic Maritime Administration.
  • Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.
  • SAF – Icelandic Travel Industry Association
  • Member of Visit North Iceland
  • Member of Visit Húsavík

Our whale watching vessels undergo strict inspections in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Icelandic Maritime Administration. All crew members attend regular courses and training in maritime safety and life-saving at the Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre which is a member of the International Association for Safety and Survival Training.

Passengers and crew on our whale watching tours are insured by VÍS insurance.