Yet another successful day

Húsavík has been especially lively today with lots of visitors at the harbour area. The weather has been great and even quite warm, on the Iceland-thermometer at least:) North Sailing had a total of 6 departures today with almost 300 visitors that got to experience 5-6 minke whales thereof one which was playing with the…

Tailor-made tours popular

During the past weeks North Sailing team has been busy with tailor-made trips for special groups. Those tours have been very different but all organized in cooperation with the customers. The first one to mention is the midnight sailing to Grímsey Island last weekend. Around 30 passengers sailed with Náttfari, North Sailing’s boat, to celebrate…

Fantastic Four

The last days… well in fact the last two months have been fantastic. With almost non-stop humpback sightings and great weather apart from few days have made this the best summer start so far for North Sailing. Today was no exception and tonight, captain Hrolfur and Hilmar Valur ventured out on Bjössi Sör with 50…

A New Café in Húsavík

As reported on the website in May, a 90 year old house is now located in the harbour and will serve as a Café. The house has been in renovation since early this year and the changes have been enormous. Café Skuld offers high class coffee and dilicious tarts, along with bread rolls and open…

100% success rate and NS-2 added to the schedule

20th of June marked the beginning of the popular NS-2 trip, “Whales, puffins and sails”. Schooner Haukur has already sailed out two times this season in good conditions, with wind for the sails, thousands of puffins in Lundey and loads of humback whales. Up until now there is a 100% success rate in North Sailing´s…

“Truly a unique experience!”

Recently Schooner Haukur undertook a three day voyage around the islands and fjords of North Island. Among other places, the herring era town of Siglufjörður and the Island of Grímsey on the arctic circle were visited. This trip will be on schedule in the spring time and upon request also late August and September but…

Back on track after 1 day of cancellations

Yesterday a sudden drop of temperatures and northerly winds made it impossible for whale watching boats to go out. The North Sailing boats are however back on track and in today´s trips, Humpback whales and white beaked dolphins played the main roles in the trips. Hilmar Valur Gunnarsson one of North Sailing´s guides took these…

Whale research on Skjálfandi Bay

Last week the Whale Museum invited North Sailing staff to a lecture on whale research and a ‘start of the season’ party. Arianna Cecchetti, from Italy who is working on her Master thesis, at the University of Wales in Bangor, is going to be in Húsavík for the summer studying the whales of Skjálfandi. She…

Humpbacks by Húsavík Harbour

…and the show continues! For the past few days humpbacks have been seen just minutes outside the harbour of Húsavík. North Sailing staff has even started to wonder whether the whale watching boats will become unnecessary as people can view whales from the pier. We still want to encourage travellers to sail with us and…

Great month of May

Since North Sailing started its operation on 1995, the month of May has never been so prosperous. The wildlife on Skjálfandi Bay has been fantastic, with lots of humpbacks, minke whales and dolphins, as well as abundant of seabirds – much more than in the past few years. The passengers this spring have therefore been…

Sperm Whale on Skjálfandi Bay!

During a whale watching tour onboard Bjössi Sör on Skjálfandi Bay yesterday Sperm Whales were sighted. A Sperm Whale has not been seen before on North Sailing tours during the 11 summers the company has offered whale watching tours from Húsavík. „We have not seen Sperm Whale here in the bay before, only their blow…

Good start after a few days of bad weather

After a few days break of whale watching, due to strong northerly winds, cold weather…. and snow, ‘Bjössi Sör’ sailed back out to Skjálfandi Bay yesterday. Despite a little movement in the sea the experienced captain Hrólfur Þórhallsson found 3 humpbacks that entertained the 30 passengers onboard. North Sailing staff believes that the summer has…

Old house on a new location

As reported on our website earlier this year, North Sailing bought a 90 year old house ‘Skuld’. The house was recently moved to Húsavík again after total renovation and, in its new location, it will serve as a Café, run by the local bakery. The name for the Café will be ‘Café Skuld’ from the…

Two dynamic weeks of whale watching

In the last two weeks the conditions on sea have been good. The sightings during this time have exceeded all expectations and the wild life is thriving in Skjálfandi, both below and above the surface. Humpbacks and dolphins have played the leading roles in North Sailing tours as well as the abundant bird life; arctic…

Fantastic Humpback show!

Yet another successful whale watching tour confirms that this season start is one of the best from the beginning. In total 4 Humpbacks, 6 White Beaked Dolphins and a few Harbour Porpoises were spotted and 2 of the Humpbacks put up a great show for passengers and crew. When they had been feeding for a…

Different generations enjoy whale watching

Today we had good weather on sea and the whale sightings where equally good. In total 3 humpbacks, 3 minke whales, a few harbour porpoises and 1 seal was sighted. On board were 42 passengers from various countries, e.g. Denmark, UK, France, Poland, Germany, and Iceland. Among the Icelanders where 14 residents of the retirement…