A final farewell to a dear friend and colleague

Today we said our final farewell to a dear friend and colleague for 15 years, Captain Hreiðar Olgeirsson.   Hreiðar was first and foremost a person who loved working with people and animals, both of which made him an excellent whale watching captain.  A good spirited person, his warmth and storytelling skills were appreciated by…

„An inspiration to do even better in the future“

Despite our fair share of votes, North Sailing will unfortunately not be among the medallists at the GreenTec awards, Europe‘s prestigious environmental and business awards, in May this year.   North Sailing was selected in the Travel Category for the Opal project, which enabled us to become the world’s first whale watching company to offer…

Happy new year!

We send you our very best seasonal greetings and wishes for a happy new year! We give thanks for the eventful year of 2015, where we took large steps towards our carbon-free future, and hope to share exciting times with you in the upcoming year!Opal III

Have you voted yet?

North Sailing is among the top ten candidates for Europe’s largest environmental- and business prize, the GreenTec Awards, in the Travel Category. Support us now to receive one of Europe’s most wanted environmental awards and vote online for our project on www.greentec-awards.com!North Sailing was selected in the Travel Category for the Opal project, which enabled…

United for Climate Action

Norðursigling welcomes the new climate deal reached in Paris this Saturday. It is of vital importance that we all join hands in reducing the effects of climate change. We here at North Sailing have always held nature in the upmost respect, with eco-friendly, sustainable tourism as our main goal. This year, North Sailing was proud…

Safetravel Warning for Monday December 7th

Monday 7.12.2015 Hurricane force storm in all Iceland, Monday the 7th. & in the morning on Tuesday the 8th.From 12:00 Monday in South-Iceland and from 17:00 in other areas travellers areSTRONGLY adviced to stay at their accommodation. Life threatening conditions in many places, among them road 1 from Seljalandsfosswaterfall to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.   For…

North Sailing Company of the Year

North Iceland´s annual Tourism “Get-to-gether” lead by Visit North Iceland selected North Sailing as the Company of the Year 2015 for positioning, company and product development and innovation. Left: Bergur Erlingsson – SBA, Gústaf Gústafsson – North Sailing and Sævar Freyr Sigurðsson – Saga Travel.   Besides North Sailing, Saga Travel received awards as the…

Opal and Donna Wood depart for Greenland

Sailing ships Opal and Donna Wood have departed for Greenland. The ships left Húsavík harbour yesterday and are headed for Scoresby Sound. Electrically powered sailing ship Opal on the left, and sailing ship Donna Wood on the right ©Christian Harboe-Hansen   Captain Heimir Harðarson reported today that the trip is going well and all systems…

North Sailing: A Milestone in Eco-Friendly Transportation

Today marks a milestone in eco-friendly transportation as the newly transformed electrically powered schooner Opal embarks on her first whale watching tour. With the outer appearance of a traditional gaff rigged sailing ship, the vessel is without a doubt the most technologically advanced ship in the North Sailing fleet. Among guests of the renewed Opal’s…

North Sailing – the Future of Sustainable Whale Watching and Adventure Sailing

Schooner Opal   North Sailing is formally launching the electrically driven sailing ship, Opal. Húsavík – Sunday, 12 July, from 14:00-15:00 o’clock. Electrical motor installed   North Sailing, along with a team of Icelandic and Nordic collaborators, has developed a new, specially designed Regenerative Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Propulsion system. The electrical system will later be installed…

The world’s first zero-carbon whale watching

North Sailing, a small whale watching company from the tiny fishing village of Husavík on the edge of the Arctic Circle is braving the waves of innovation to make trips to the dockside gas pump a thing of the past for the world’s marine and yachting industry. On July 12th North Sailing Husavík launches the…

Donna Wood arrives in Húsavík harbour

The oak sailing ship Donna Wood arrives in Húsavík harbour tomorrow afternoon, May 17th. The ship will be open to viewing shortly after arrival and light snacks will be served in Restaurant Gamli Baukur at 16:00 pm to celebrate the newest addition to the North Sailing fleet. Donna Wood is latest addition to the North…