Schooner Opal Whale Watching © Nick Bondarev

Clean and safe Whale Watching

In a world of new challenges, it is more important than ever to act responsibly for our guests and our team’s safety. Joining the Icelandic Tourist Board project, Clean and Safe, goes without saying for us at North Sailing. It is an honour to be part of the project to safely and responsibly welcome visitors to Iceland.

Whale fluke in autumn colours

September Whale Watching: See wild humpback whales in exceptional surroundings in Skjálfandi Bay

Beautiful autumn colours, fresh snow in the mountains and humpback whales on every trip. September sure is an excellent month for whale watching in Húsavík. After a great whale watching summer, Skjálfandi Bay and its surroundings are now slowly putting on their winter coat. The first fresh snow has appeared in the majestic mountains Víknafjöll and the autumn colours along the coastline add to the experience of sailing in this time of the year.

Green Whale Watching with North Sailing

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. 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.

Whale Watching Season Starting in Húsavík Iceland

The Whale Watching season in Húsavík, Iceland is about to start! How excited, on the scale from a Dolphin to a Blue Whale, are you? The Whale Watching season last year was fantastic in Húsavík, the Whale Watching Capital of Iceland. Passengers from all over the world had a time of their life sailing calmly close to the whales on our beautifully restored wooden oak boats.

Blue Whales in Húsavík coming up from the surface to breathe

5 Blue Whales in Húsavík: See the Biggest Animal on Earth!

It’s always spectacular when a Blue whale enters the bay. It is, after all, the largest animal on Earth. However, earlier this week was simply unreal. Not one, and not two but a staggering number of at least five Blue whales were spotted in Húsavík!
We’re always delighted to welcome to largest animal on Earth to our Bay. Spotting a Blue whale is amazing, but five Blue whales in the same tour is extraordinary. Words cannot describe the feeling when five of the world’s largest animals come up for air, gracing us with their presence. 25 meters of sheer beauty. It’s not something you see every day, and definitely one to remember!

Pilot whales

More Than 50 Pilot Whales in Húsavík: Video Captured By Our Captain

Pilot whales are rare visitors in Húsavík. However, when they arrive, they usually arrive in large numbers. That was the case earlier this week when we had a school of over 50 Pilot whales roaming in the bay!
It’s always delighting spotting whales in Húsavík! Pilot whales are a particularly great species for that matter, as they travel in large schools of tens of individuals.

Whale Watching in August in Húsavík: Can It Get Better Than July?

Where should you go whale watching in August in Iceland? The answer is simple, Húsavík! The great number of whales spotted all summer is a good indicator for good whale watching in August. Húsavík is rightly called the Whale Capital of Iceland. Why? Because of all the whales! Whale Watching in August in Húsavík is no different. During the high season, the probability to see whales is a staggering 98%! Although dealing with wild nature and wild weathers, whales are seen in almost every tour!

See puffins in Húsavík! This one is at the puffin island in Húsavík

Now Is Your Last Chance To See Puffins in Húsavík This Year!

Whether you believe it or not, now’s your last chance to see puffins in Húsavík in 2018! From August 20 onwards, there will hardly be any puffins left in Iceland. Hence, you’ll have to act quick if spotting a puffin is on your bucket list! Puffins have become one of Iceland’s most famous symbols. The colorful and friendly seabird never fails to impress the beholders. Although linked to Iceland, puffins spend a majority of the year far from land in the open ocean and only visits coastal areas to breed.