Whale watching 7th of September

The Whale Watching season in Húsavík is nearing the end but still, every day so far in September, quite many travelers embark North Sailing´s tours. Today, 70 passengers went out on Náttfari, our biggest boat, to seek for whales on Skjálfandi Bay. At this time of year, some of the whales have already started migrating…

BBC Film Crew with North Sailing

This summer, quite many journalists and film crews have joined North Sailing on our whale watching tours. Yesterday, a film crew from BBC went out with one of our boats. This time, BBC (The British Broadcasting Corporation) was filming for their travel show, Holiday, which is celebrating their 36th anniversary in 2005. Since yesterday gave…

Icebergs on Skjálfandi Bay

An exciting phenomena has been sighted floating around off the north cost of Iceland for the last days. A number of icebergs have been drifting around, a few of them came all the way into the bay and could be seen in our tours, as well as from land. It´s quite uncommon to see icebergs…

Sea-angling

This summer, quite many sea-angling trips have been organised by North Sailing for groups, even though these trips are not on schedule. Our bay, Skjálfandaflói (Shaky bay) offers great fishing grounds just few minutes sail away from the harbor. Every time, passengers have been astonished with the catch which has been mostly cod, haddock and…

North Sailing´s Annual Celebration

Some days ago, North Sailing´s team got together for it´s annual celebration. As usual, it was a bohemian celebration and this time, the Lake Myvatn area, was the destination. The joy started in Myvatn Nature Baths (www.steam.is) where everyone enjoyed relaxing and luxorius swim in the geothermal pools. Thereafter, everyone gathered in a garden party…

North Sailing sailing under the Blue Flag

North Sailing´s whale watching boats are the first boats in Iceland to sail under the Blue Flag – recognition of the company´s efforts to increase environmental conservation and consciousness. In declarations on board all of the company´s boats, North Sailing undertakes to dispose of all oil, paint, batteries and other dangerous materials in properly designated…

Many honeymooners this summer

This summer North Sailing has had the pleasure of sailing with many couples on their honeymoon. For the ten years that North Sailing has been in operation there have always been a few couples on their honeymoon, fulfilling their dream of traveling to Iceland and enjoying the nature and wildlife. This summer stands out in…

Fin whale spotted!

This morning, passengers on North Sailing´s boats, enjoyed the sight of the second biggest whale in the world, the Fin whale. Fin whales are not very common on Skjalfandi-bay, however, this is not the first time, this summer they have been seen. Fin whales, spotted in one of our tours… …earlier this summer

Killer whales in the bay

North Sailing boats found Killer whales today they occationally follow schools of herring in to Skjálfandi bay. It surpriced many among the passengers to see a minke whale swimming along with the killer whales but the killer whales are sometimes known to attack other whales. According to North Sailing´s marine biologist Pere Morea there are…

Friday 13th

Friday the 13th turned up bright and sunny in Húsavík. In the morning, all of North Sailing´s boats sailed out to the bay. The minkes and the dolphins put up a show for more than 200 passengers. One minke whale played with Náttfari for about 15 minutes, rolled around in the water and swam around…

Húsavík heatwave!

The weather in Húsavík has been good the last 2 days with temperatures reaching the low twenties. Tourists have been flocking to this now famous town of the whales. The high season is almost here and North Sailing´s boats go in and out of the harbour all day with up to 12 departures pr. day…

Two dozens feeding minkes!

The conditions for the minke whales seem to be improving day by day and today a dozen or two of feeding minke whales could be seen in Skjálfandi bay. A humpback whale and some dolphins also played their part of the show and passengers disembarked North Sailing´s boats happy with their tour, dispite some rain…

North Sailing, Unplugged

In the past 24 hours North Sailing has carried out some of the most exciting trips ever, at a time when the whale watching boats have been seeing more species and in greater numbers than can be remembered. Two trips in particular stand out in which a specialist film crew and researchers used new techniques…

Killer whales!

This morning, 3 of North Sailing´s boats spotted a group of 10 Killer whales together with, Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales & Dolphins. According to specialists this is among the best possible sighting for a 3 hour trip.

Whale watching can become an addiction

There are many examples of people coming again and again on North Sailing´s tours and some even sail out twice a day. Evelyn & her friend Ursula were a good example of happy customers returning for their second and third trip, even considering their fourth. On one of the trips Evelyn told the captain on…