“Couldn’t have asked for more. Perfect weather, calm seas, and delightful crew. Saw dolphins, puffins, 15 humpback whales, and a couple of glimpses of a blue whale… 11/10. Thanks!” Read more about our incredible season in our blog post.
Many magnificent blue whales have graced our tours this spring, leaving our passengers in awe! We’ve had the sheer joy of spotting these majestic creatures not just on a few occasions but an incredible 26 tours already this season, and we’re only in mid-May!
We encountered 7 different species roaming in Skjálfandi Bay in just one week! The whale watching season is in full swing in Húsavík.
Whale watching season has officially started in Húsavík, and it is an exciting time for all visitors and locals alike! The picturesque Húsavík is known as the whale watching capital of Iceland for a good reason.
The whale watching season is around the corner so it’s just about time to start planning your trip to our hometown Húsavík, the whale watching capital of Iceland. We’re excited to welcome you onboard in the upcoming season!
North Sailing attended the annual Mannamót in Kópavogur, where companies from all around Iceland presented their tours and experiences.
North Sailing supports the search and rescue team in Húsavík to increase safety for all visitors in Skjálfandi Bay.
The 28th whale watching season has come to an end in Húsavík. There has been a lot of excitement this season, filled with beautiful wildlife encounters and the omnipresent happiness of being free to travel again.
After two years of break, it was such a great feeling to be back sailing in the magnificent nature of East Greenland and what a comeback it was! Unforgettable weeks onboard our sailboats rolled into a lifetime experience for all of us.
To make it short, we have been enjoying absolutely incredible conditions in Skjálfandi Bay lately! Humpback whales are here in big numbers and it’s hard to imagine whale watching getting any better than this!
Spring is a nice time to come whale watching with a great variety of whale species visiting Skjálfandi Bay! We’ve already spotted seven different species this season, including Humpback whales, Fin whales, the mighty Blue whales and Orcas!
What a lovely start into the 2022 whale watching season! We saw three humpback whales on the first whale watching day. The weather was stunning, surprisingly warm with calm seas.
We are proud to announce that North Sailing has received international certification from the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) as a responsible whale watching operator. It’s great recognition for our pioneering work in developing responsible whale watching tours in Iceland.
“It was a fantastic trip in every way and such an enjoyable start of the season,” said Heimir Harðarson, captain at North Sailing, who went on the first whale watching trip of the year this weekend. We sailed from the harbour in Húsavík on the old oak boat Náttfari with around 20 people on board. Conditions were excellent, with mild weather and calm seas.
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.
Breaching humpback whales of Húsavík were the stars of the show this year when they appeared in the movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. They were also a common sight in our whale watching tours in Skjálfandi Bay, just like they have been for the last 25 years.
North Sailing has officially teamed up with Ocean Missions to inspire people to discover the wonders of the sea and the challenges facing our arctic waters. The goal of the partnership is to combine science, education and adventures to raise awareness for respecting and protecting the oceans. Belén García Ovide and Daniel Gonzalez from Ocean…
The other day, two of North Sailing’s boats, Náttfari and Garðar, left Húsavík harbour in beautiful autumn weather. One headed out for a whale watching tour while the other departed for a more extended whale research journey. Onboard Náttfari, travellers, were on their way to a regular three-hour whale watching trip. Despite the current restrictions,…
There is a long tradition for North Sailing to offer students of Borgarhólsskóli, Húsavík’s primary school, to autumn sailing around Skjálfandi Bay. The other day around 100 students and teachers joined us on the boats Bjössi Sör and Náttfari and sailed around the bay, spotted humpback whales and then landed in Flatey Island.
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.
Visiting Iceland in May? Go whale watching! Humpback whales have arrived in Húsavík, making the whale watching even more lively! Being playful creatures, Humpback whales can often be seen breaching out of the water and whirling around. It’s a real feast for the eyes!