Haukur has circumnavigated Iceland

Last Monday morning, schooner Haukur sailed gracefully under full sails into Husavik harbour after having circumnavigated Iceland for the first time. The trip took altogether 24 days but that includes shorter and longer stops such as a week in Siglufjörður and 8 days in Reykjavík. The schooner stopped in 6 harbours around the island and…

Schooner Haukur: Soon in Húsavík again

Today, schooner Haukur was sailing just outside Breiðdalsvík in the East Fjords on her way to Húsavík. We expect Haukur to dock in Húsavík around noon tomorrow (mon Oct. 2nd) and thereby closing the voyage around Iceland. Haukur left Húsavík harbour on september 8th and has stopped in several ports around Iceland including Siglufjörður, Íslafjörður,…

Iceland´s only schooner in Reykjavík harbour

After an adventurous sailing from Húsavík to Reykjavík, the schooner Haukur has arrived in Reykajvík harbour. Today, September 22nd and tomorrow, September 23rd, the schooner will be open for the public between 10am and 5pm. Guests are welcomed onboard to check out Iceland´s only gaff rigged schooner. Haukur is docked by Ægisgarður (close to the…

North Sailing at Vestnorden for the 12th time

As the summer is now about to end, preperation for season 2007, North Sailing´s 13th season has long since started. A big part of this preperation has been attending the Vestnorden Travelmart which was now held in Reykjavík. North Sailing has been participating since 1995 and has been sending representatives to Greenland, Farao Islands, Denmark,…

Preparing Haukur for a voyage

This Friday, Sept. 8th, Haukur will depart to Reykjavík where she will be on display in connection with the Travel Exhibition Vestnorden. Right now, we are working on preparing the boat, make some adjustments and check out the rigging. From Reykjavík the course will be taken to the Faroe Islands. We will post some more…

300 jumps in two hours

The wildlife in the bay has been amazing all summer and now there are almost 4 months since the humpbacks came in to the bay making this 12th whale watching summer by North Sailing the best humpback season ever. Sometimes the humpback whales breach or jump out of the water but never before have we…

The Humpbacks still at it

The adventure in “Whale paradise” continues and for the last days humpback whales as well as minke whales have been in the spotlight. It seems like the most giving feeding grounds are inside the bay very close to land for the last days and the humpbacks and minkies have been feeding on incredibly shallow waters.…

Schooner Sailing and BBQ

Last week North Sailing invited it´s staff and the staff from The Whale Museum to a BBQ. After sailing on the schooner Haukur across the Skjálfandi Bay, anchors were dropped outside of Naustavík, under the beautiful Mountains of Kinn. The pictures below are taken on the trip by one of North-Sailing’s captains, Einar Ófeigur Magnússon.…

Who´s watching whom?

When the whales start playing around it´s often difficult to see who´s watching whom. This was the case when Himmi, North Sailing guide, had his camera and shot these amazing pictures! After few cloudy days, the sun has come out again and shines on all our guests out on Skjálfandi bay were the wildlife is…

Húsavík Festival – Swedish days & Sweet days

It has been very busy for North Sailing people lately as the company is very involved in organizing the Húsavík festival this year so therefore the website has not been updated as it should have. The whales are not forgotten however and humpbacks, minke whales and dolphins have been pleasing up to 550 passengers pr…

Hussle & bussle on Skjálfandi Bay

During the last few days the humpbacks have been the superstars on North Sailing tours, demanding all the attention from the passengers and crew. The humpbacks have breached unusually often and even splashed passengers by slamming their flippers on the surface of the sea. A humpback can grow up to 16 meters in length and…

Curious Humpbacks

In the last few days the humpback whales have been playing the leading roles on our tours although blue whales, minke whales, dolphins and porpoises have also been spotted. br> Some of the humpbacks have been swimming around the boats just taking a look at the enthralled passengers. The following pictures were taken in the…

8 departures today

Today our boats have been sailing on the bay in good weather and our excellent crews managed to spot 4 species of whales in nearly all departures: white beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and blue whales! The weather forecast for the next days is promesing and we encourage you, dear reader, to take the…

Blue whales in the bay

All 4 North Sailing boats are out this morning and so far they have spotted at least one Blue Whale and some Minke Whales as well. The Blue Whale can get up to 20-30 meters long and weigh up to 110-190 tons and although the dinosaurs were super sized, they don´t stand the comparison to…

And on it goes…

The last days have been amazing on Skjálfandi Bay. Blue Whales have been spottet in almost every trip and the Humpbacks haven´t left since in the beginning of the season. This morning North Sailing´s crew on m/b Knörrinn spottet around 70 to 100 White Beaked Dolphins who put on a great show, jumping out of…

North Sailing´s Staff Site updated

North Sailing’s Staff-site has now been updated. Both there are new faces to be introduced, plus informations on our staff has been updated. This summer North-Sailing welcomes an excellent group of new people to work, and besides new staff there are a couple of individuals that have been part of our crew before. Here below,…

NS-2: Whales, Puffins & Sails is popular

North Sailing now departs two times a day in the tour Whales, Puffins & Sails which is made on the schooner Haukur. This tour has been very popular and successful so far this summer and passengers get to experience seeing the biggest mammals on earth, the cutest bird in Iceland (the puffin) as well as…

3 Blue Whales by North Sailing

Blue whales and humpback whales have been spotted in all North Sailing whale watching tours the last couple of days. HH Hrólfur is one of the more experienced captains of North Sailing. Guide Ditta and some of the passengers on the lookout on the high platform onboard Náttfari.

The show must go on…

… and it certainly has gone on and on and on… The 3rd month of the season now starting and everything still just as good as it gets. It is sometimes difficult to find words to describe the atmosphere and excitement onboard the whale watching boats so we let the pictures speak for themself this…