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…

Vibrant summer start

One can for sure say that the first days of Whale Watching in Skjálfandi Bay are promising for the season to come for the reason that all of North Sailing´s tours so far have been very successful. Today we made two tours where 3 Humpbacks, 2 Minke whales and 20-30 White Beaked Dolphins were spotted.…

First trip of the season

The first trip of the season was today, 30th April and ‘Bjössi Sör’ one of North Sailing’s boats sailed out with 13 excited passengers. The weather was ideal, calm and sunny and the crew, captain Hörður Sigurbjarnarson and guide Nils B. Hailer were delighted to be out on sea again after a whole winter on…

Annual Report 2005 – better late than never!

When thinking back to the summer of 2005, the first thing that springs to mind is the unsettled weather conditions. Northerly winds where dominating which made sea-based activities difficult. In total the weather affected schedule on 28 days during the summer and thereof we had to cancel all trips during 21 days. Due to this,…

NEW – 3 day Island Hopping in the Arctic

Want to try something new? See Iceland from a different perspective? North Sailing offers a new option to enjoy Icelandic nature in a unique way. A 3 day exciting adventure sailing on Iceland’s only schooner, offers you close encounter with nature, interesting historic sites, magnificent midnight sun, sail training, whale & bird watching & so…

Garðarshólmi – ‘The Isle of Garðar’

Garðarshólmi is a project North-Sailing has been working on for years and aims to set up a non-profit educational centre, located in Húsavík, where settlement of Nordic men first started in Iceland. Garðarshólmi will be dedicated to the Swedish explorer Garðar Svavarsson and his travel companion Náttfari which sailed to Iceland in 870 AD. Garðar…

Swedish Viking visits Húsavík

For the past few days North Sailing has had a Swedish ‘Viking’ helping out with some important projects. The ‘Viking’ is called Leif Nilson and comes from Skärhamn which is a town in the west Swedish archipelago. The town is the same size as Húsavík, with a population of 2500 inhabitants, and is located in…

The year Christmas came early….

Only being early October it feels a little early for Christmas but Húsavík sure looks like Father Christmas is just around the corner. This is exceptionally early for so much snow to settle and came as quite a surprise to many. Below are a few pictures of the town as it looks today. KK

Whale watching season at an end

The 2005 whale watching season in Húsavík is now at its end. The official schedule ended on the 20th September but after that, we sailed with a few special groups. As soon as the weather gets better the plan is to take a group of children from the local school of Húsavík across the bay…

Whale watching still in operation

September has brought all types of weather and some days have been too windy to go out on our scheduled trips. Other days the weather has been extremely good for this time of year and there isn’t much that can compare to watching whales in the stunning autumn colours with the snow-capped mountains as a…

A group of British journalists visits Húsavík

A group of five British journalists visited Húsavík last Saturday. The trip was organized by the tour operator Discover the World and the Icelandic Tourist Board. The itinerary included some of the famous sites of the North, e.g. Lake Myvatn, Whale Watching, Whale Museum, but also some lesser know attractions e.g. berry picking, wine and…