Sailing in the midnightsun

Sailing on Iceland´s only schooner in the midnightsun just south of the arctic circle is something really special. The boat can be chartered for special trips, longer and shorter. Haukur can accommodate up to 46 people on shorter trips but for sailing trips we reccommend a maximum number of 30. For overnight tours she can…

Blue´s festival on Skjálfandi bay

There has been a great amount of blue whales in Skjálfandi bay the last two weeks and up to 10 Blue whales have been spotted in each trip. On one occasion 6 humpbacks were seen together with all these blue whales. Dolphins have been seen in most of the trips too and to add to…

Greenpeace ship in Húsavík

Esperanza the flagship of Greenpeace visited Húsavík during their icelandic anti-whaling campaign last Thursday and stayed until Saturday evening. The majority of the crew of about 30 people joined North Sailing´s whale watching trips and for most of them this was their first Blue Whale encounter and they left Húsavík with good memories sailing into…

Blues at Skjálfandi Bay

The last few days, Blue Whales and humpbacks have been spotted in North Sailing´s tours at Skjálfandi Bay. Understandable the Blue Whales have stolen the show as they are the biggest animals having lived on the planet… ever – much bigger than the late dinasours. A Blue whale´s tounge is the size of a VW…

Whale watching

Whale watching has been lively since it started and North Sailing´s guests have been happy with their tours. Throughout May there is one scheduled tour every day at 13:30. However, there have been a few extra tours in the morning and afternoon. If you have any special requests you are welcome to contact us.

Success in the first trip!

Due to bad weather, northerly winds and snow, no whale watching trips have been made so far this season – until today. Today the weather was finally good enough and Mr. Hrólfur Thorhallsson one of North Sailings more experienced captains took m/b Knorrinn out to the bay of Skjálfandi. The trip was a good success…

First day of summer!

Summer arrived at midnight last night in Iceland. That didn´t come as surprise to any Icelander as the first day of summer is always celebrated on a thursday between 19th and 25th of April every year. Although it is sometimes hard to see the summer through the occational snowstorms at this time of year, this…

Whale watching in the midnight sun

The evening trips of North Sailing are the perfect opportunity for whale watchers to observe whales in the glowing light of the midnight or evening sun. The evening trips, leaving at 20:15 and arriving 3 hours later run from June 1st throughout August the 10th. In June and first half of July these trips are…

Better weather, better times…

The weather has been improving a lot these last few weeks and spring is just around the corner. The fleet is being prepaired for the summer and the boats taken to shipyard one after another. Náttfari was put up in Húsavík shipyard as usual but due to lack of space Knörrinn had to be taken…

Weather Report

The last few days Icelanders have been facing a ferce snowstorm, especially in the northern part of the country where Húsavík is located. Due to heavy snowfall and strong winds people have had trouble getting around and even out of their houses. In some harbours boats sunk and other damages have been reported. Fortunately all…

Digger Dredge and Barge

There is a powerful trio attached to North Sailing’s jetty these days as mud and sand that has accumulated around the pier is now being removed. The reduced depth by the pier had already caused some trouble for the larger boats, especially at low tide, last summer. The floating jetty that North Sailing now has…

North Sailing flies west…

Recently North Sailing and the Marketing council of Húsavík undertook a trip to the east coast of the USA. The objective was to visit the Icelandair headquarters in Baltimore and promote North-Sailing’s operation and Húsavík in general. The same duo as went to Vestnorden earlier this fall, Mr. Haraldur Líndal Pétursson of MarkHús and Heimir…

Icelandair Roadshow

12 Icelandic companies from the Icelandic Travel Trade participated in a Roadshow around the Baltics, Finland and Russia from the 28 September – 05 October 2003. Amongst these companies were representatives from hotels, tour operators and group operators. North Sailing was invited to participate in this tour, which we gladly accepted. The cost involving such…

North Sailing at the Vestnorden Travel Mart

For nine consecutive years North Sailing has attended the Vestnorden Travel Mart. This year it was held in Torshavn in the Faroe Islands and North Sailing shared a booth with the Marketing Council of Húsavík. Representing North Sailing and it’s products was Heimir Harðarson, Marketing manager and Haraldur Líndal Pétursson, general manager of MarkHús was…