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…

The 2006 annals of North Sailing

Last year was an eventful one for North Sailing and one of the best from the beginning with regards to whale sightings. The weather was favorable making it easier for the crew to spot whales. The big whales, such as the humpback and the mighty blue whale, were frequent visitors in Skjálfandi bay. Total sightings…

Happy new year!

At the same time the North Sailing team wishes everyone a happy new year we want to thank you all for last year´s cooperation, especially those who came and visited us in Húsavík last summer. Last year was a very successful one for North Sailing and ahead is an exciting year, full of opportunities. We…

A new flagship in North-Sailing´s fleet.

On schooner Haukur´s voyage around Iceland this fall a brief stop was made in Ólafsvík on the Snæfellsnes peninsular. Haukur moored along the side of a spectacular oak boat, Sveinbjörn Jakobsson. The crews got to know each other quite well and it turned out that North-Sailing then later purchased the ship. Due to bad weather…

Iceland resumes commercial whaling

In light of Iceland’s minister of fisheries decision to resume commercial whaling, North-Sailing would like to put forward its own point of view: • North-Sailing has since 1995 carried around 220.000 passengers, thereof 90% international tourists, on its whale watching trips in Skjálfandi bay. • North-Sailing does not agree with Icelandic authorities that it is…