Puffins in Húsavík

Whale Watching & Puffins in Húsavík: The Puffins Have Arrived!

The puffins have arrived in Húsavík! We welcome our cute and furry friends, the Atlantic Puffin, as they’ve begun migrating to the famous Puffin Island located near Húsavík! Iceland is home to 60% of the Atlantic Puffin population. In Húsavík, more than 200,000 puffins live in the nearby Puffin Island part of the year. The Puffin Island is a steep cliff, which is an ideal place for the puffins to build nests.

Whale watching on a sailboat

Húsavík – The Best Place in Iceland to Go Whale Watching?

What is the best place in Iceland to go whale watching? There are many prominent whale watching areas in Iceland. It is possible to go whale watching in Reykjavík, Akureyri, Hauganes, Dalvík, Hjalteyri, and Húsavík to name a few. There is, however, only one Whale Watching Capital of Iceland – Húsavík! Iceland is a great place for whale watching, with over 20 whale species living in the water surrounding the Icelandic coastline.

Two Blue whales in Húsavík. Our traditional Icelandic schooner nearby giving the passengers a great whale watching tour

Weekend Whale Watching: Sperm Whales and Blue Whales in Húsavík!

Sperm whales and Blue whales spotted in Húsavík this weekend! Therefore, the number of whale species seen in Skjálfandi continues to increase! The whale watching in Húsavík is reaching a new peak, underlining why it’s called the Whale Capital of Iceland! March continues to be excellent in regards to whale watching in Iceland! A few days in, we’d never seen as many whales in the bay this early in the season.

Humpback whale tail splash while whale watching

Easter Whale Watching Húsavík: Make Your Easters Unforgettable!

Join our Easter Whale Watching Húsavík tours! There’s no better way to spend your Easters than in the Whale Capital of Iceland! Easters are right around the corner. With less than three weeks to go, it’s time to figure out how to spend Easters in Iceland! In the Whale Capital of Iceland, you’ll find North Sailing, a dedicated family company with over 20 years of experience in whale watching in Iceland.

Whale watching in Húsavík Orcas spotted. Orca in Húsavík

Great Whale Watching in Húsavík: Orcas Spotted!

Orcas spotted in Húsavík earlier this week! The whale watching in Húsavík is going great in March. We’ve already spotted plenty of humpback whales and now orcas! We had an amazing whale watching tour earlier this week when we spotted a few orcas in Skjálfandi bay! After having seen humpback whales for a couple of days in a row, it was a pleasant surprise seeing the iconic orcas approach our boat!

Húsavík the whale watching capital of Iceland

Top 5 Things to Do in Húsavík

Most travelers visit Húsavík for the famous whale watching. There is, however, a substantial number of other activities and things to do in Húsavík! Húsavík is in the North of Iceland. It’s roughly an hour-drive away from Akureyri, the capital of Northern Iceland. The perfect conditions for whale watching have put Húsavík on the map as the whale watching capital of Iceland.

Sustainable Whale Watching!

The Icelandic Environmental Association awarded North Sailing the Blue Flag, for our sustainable whale watching. This acknowledgment represents a serious and profound commitment to both people and the environment. The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label, awarded to sustainable tour operators that make a special effort to protect the environment.

What a fantastic whale watching season!

It is safe to say that this season has been the best whale watching season so far. Since North Sailing was founded, 22 years ago, there has never been as much life in Skjálfandi Bay as this summer! The main players are the humpback whales, which are quite unpredictable, as can be seen on the…

Schooner Haukur in Iceland’s longest fjord

This summer, North Sailing has been offering exclusive tours to Eyjafjörður, “the fjord of islands”. Whale watching, sailing, sea angling, swimming and island hopping is tailored into these costume-made tours.    The following pictures are from last week’s tour.   Photographs by Arnaldur/pix.is     Captain and crew; Hörður, Heiðrún and Egill.     Sailing;…