The Humpbacks are back!

After a few days of stormy weather the Humpbacks decided to return in Skjálfandi Bay! All of North Sailing´s boats went out this morning and the crew and passengers were greeted by Humpbacks lifting their tails in the morning sun. A Humpback whale on Skjálfandi Bay.

Dolphins doing their best…

Humpback whales have been spotted in most of our tours the last few days but today has been difficult spotting them and actually some tours nothing has been spotted at all!! White beaked dolphins have however been doing their best to entertain passengers (although not on every single tour) and are appreciated by the passengers…

Humpbacks in the bay after a big storm

Crews and passengers were relieved when they discovered that humpbacks were still in the bay after two days of heavy winds and rain. Today was a very busy day as all trips, both saturday and sunday had to be cancelled due to weather and almost seven hundred people sailed with North Sailing boats on a…

Húsavík festival

Húsavík festival, Mærudagar and Sweedish days, came to an end yesterday after a whole week of cultural activities and events. North-Sailing has been an active participant of the festival for the past few years and this year was no exception. North-Sailing sailed with almost 400 passengers for free in a total of three trips. The…

Humpback Whale in heavy morning exercises.

Yesterday morning the passengers of North-sailing found an extremely cheery Humpback whale exercising and warming up for the day. As if jumping and drying himself completely in the morning breeze wasn´t enough he also showed off his fluke and flippers a lot for the lucky audience. It is not an everyday event we get so…

And on it goes!

The merriment out on Skjálfandi Bay surely continues these days and the weather is definitely playing its part as well. Humback whales and cheerful White Beaked Dolphins have charmed North Sailing´s guests the last days. The pictures below taken by one of North Sailing’s guides, Hilmar Valur Gunnarsson, today and yesterday speak more than words.…

Lundey, Grímsey, Flatey and Whale watching

It is safe to say that variety was descriptive of North-Sailing´s tours last Sunday morning when 5 boats sailed out on behalf of the company. In addition to North-Sailing´s 4 renovated whale watching boats Húni II has been leased temporarily from Akureyri to keep up with the high season. Húni II served as a whale…

The blues are back in town

The blue whales are back after a few days out of the bay. A majestic blue whale was spotted by the crew of Schooner Haukur at the 17:00 departure. Humpbacks and minkes have also been around so the season continues to be the season of all seasons. HH

Happy Humback whales

The past few weeks have been incredible in regards to whale sightings. Humpback whales have been seen in almost every tour this summer, more often than ever- or at least since the beginning of whale watching in Skjálfandi bay. Blue whales were also a common sight in the bay until a few days ago but…

Blues and Humbacks still around

In our tours past few days there have still been some sightings of both Blue whales and Humpback whales. However, dolphins have been in the spotlight, putting on a spectacular show for passengers. Dolphins are usually in groups and can sometimes be quite curious, travelling with our whale watching boats to the much amusement of…

The liveliness in Skjálfandi bay continues

The liveliness in Skjálfandi bay continues. Blue Whales and Humpbacks are entertaining us, as do the White Beaked Dolphins and the Minke whales. The weather yesterday was not so good with cold wind blowing from the north causing rather bad sea conditions. Therefore we only sailed twice. Even so the results were magnificent. We found…

4th generation of North-Sailing men

Yesterday the 7 months old Hilmar Sær went on his first whale watching tour. Hilmar Sær is the 4th generation of the North-Sailing men and an upcoming sailor. His middle name literally means “ocean”. His great grandfather is Sigurbjörn Sörensen- or Bjössi Sör- which the boat Hilmar Sær went on whale watching is named after.…

Early start on NS – 2

Yesterday at 10am we took a head start and sailed with 24 lively Dutchmen on a NS – 2 tour. Those tours include whales, puffins and the enjoyment of sailing on the two mast schooner, Haukur. Tours started as planned at 17pm. The tour was truly fantastic. We sailed around the beautiful Lundey (Puffin island)…

National TV, RUV onboard Schooner Haukur

One of those crazy nights last night where blue whales and humpbacks, over a dozen, swam around the bay in the rays of the evening sun. National TV, RÚV was lucky enough to send a cameraman onboard and the result was shown on the main newsprogram tonight. Here just a few pictures but possible a…

5 species in a lovely morning trip.

M/B Bjössi Sör went out to the calm and beautiful Skjálfandi bay this morning with 35 passengers onboard. In this trip we spotted four different species, Harbour porpoises, White beaked dolphins, Minke whale, three Humpback whales and the majestic Blue whale. The Blue whale put up a great show for the passengers when she lifted…

New record – 6 species in one day!

Since whale watching started in Húsavík in 1995 there have never been seen altogether 6 species of whales in one day but that happened today. Yesterday the majestic blue whales swam into the bay and minkes, dolphins and humpback whales were also seen then. Today however Killer whales (Orcas) were spotted as well as the…

Blue Whales spotted on two tours today!

3 Blue Whales were spotted on the two later departures today, or at 17:00 and 20:15. Photographers Heimir and Himmi went on a sightseeing flight with Fjardaflug to photograph Bjössi Sör as captain Hrolfur, crew and passengers observed these magnificent animals that can be as long as 30 meters and weigh almost 200 tons. HH…

Brilliant private show

This morning passengers on board Bjössi Sör had a great luck as two humpbacks were encountered feeding together with several white beaked dolphins and a minke whale nearby. After a while the two humpbacks split up and one of them seemed to take interest in the boat. Captain Heimir then killed the engine and for…