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…

The first evening trip of the season

Captain Hreiðar and guide Nils went out on the seasons first evening tour this season earlier tonight and the tour started quite well with about 6 dolphins meeting them almost within the harbour. Further out on the bay, in the beautiful evening sun they found two humpback whales which they spent good time with. This…

The Lighthouse improved

North-Sailing‘s Lighthouse, the ticket centre located in front of the Húsavík church, is undergoing some improvements inside as well as outside. In addition to being painted on the inside the Lighthouse was moved a few meters, closer to the sidewalk. This gives more space behind the Lighthouse for public to enjoy the view over the…

Morning trips at 09:30

We have started morning trips at 09:30 and will keep them going until the June schedule starts in 12 days. The season has been great so far, with 5 species seen, humpback whales being the most common one, followed by the minke whales dolphins and porpoises. Blue whales have not been spotted since the end…

So far so good

Almost a month into the whale watching season Humpback whales have been the most common sighting in North-Sailing?s tours. The first days of the season Blue whales were sighted and one can only hope that they will return to the bay and greet the many guests that come to Húsavík and North-Sailing to enjoy the…

Promotion for Húsavík

Yesterday a few tourism companies from Húsavík flew to Reykjavík from Húsavík airport. The occation was a common promotion of these companies and Húsavík in general. The event went well and guests listened to an itroduction of the companies as well as enjoying the food prepared by Börkur Emilsson, head chef of Gamli Baukur and…

Busy beginning

It can truly be said that the beginning of the whale watching season is a busy one for North-Sailing. The company´s employees are however not only busy sailing out to Skjálfandi with enthusiastic visitors to view whales. True that there have been some spectacular sightings of Blue whales, Humpbacks and Minke whales since the beginning…

Magnificent season start for North Sailing

Today, 16 passengers of different nationalities enjoyed watching the earths largest animal, the blue whale on board Bjössi Sör. Not only was a blue whale spotted on the tour but at least 4 humpback whales as well and about 4 minke whales. The season has started very well and yesterday 22 passengers enjoyed a blue…

Different fate of oak boats

An article taken from Morgunblaðið (www.mbl.is) and translated. It was a busy day at the Húsavík shipyard today. Náttfari, North-Sailing‘s whale watching boat was being prepared for a facelift and he North-Sailing staff is busy preparing its boats for the summer. The first whale watching trip of the season was yesterday, when Bjössi Sör took…

The first day of summer!

Today is the so-called “first day of summer“ in Iceland. It is not to say that this particular day is the first one this year to show some signs of summer. It is rather that this day has been assigned -or appointed- as the first day of summer in our calendars. There have in fact…

Season start: Only 3 weeks away!

The sun is shinging in Húsavík and spring is already in the air. Therefore, it´s a great pleasure for us to tell you that our schedule will start in only 3 weeks. 20th of April is the day and throughout April we´ll depart daily at 13:30 from Húsavík harbour. For further information about our tours,…

North Sailing celebrates Þorri

On Friday 26th January the North Sailing team gathered in Gamli Baukur restaurant and celebrated Thorrablot (Icel. Þorrablót), an old Icelandic food feast tradition. It´s always a great pleasure when we get the chance to meet each other during the winter time and mingle and get in the right spirit for next season. Following is…