Two amazing Ski to the Sea tours

  Two very successful Ski to the Sea tours were operated last week, on both schooner Haukur and schooner Hildur.   On this unique adventure, the strengths of two leading Icelandic adventure tourism companies, North Sailing and Bergmenn Mountain Guides are combined, resulting in an adventure like no other.   Schooner Haukur departed on Wednesday…

North Sailing and its founders recognized by the Icelandic Regional Development Institute

North Sailing and its founders, Hörður and Árni Sigurbjarnarson, received recognition from the Icelandic Regional Development Institute for the development of whale watching in Húsavík at the institute‘s annual meeting that took place at Miðgarður in Skagafjörður. Árni Sigurbjarnarson attended the meeting and accepted the recognition, which is called Landstólpinn. Landstólpinn is a social recognition…

Fantastic Ski to the Sea Tour

  A successful Ski to the Sea tour was operated a few weeks ago, 23rd – 27th of March. Schooner Hildur awaited the group at Akureyri harbour in the afternoon of the 23rd of March and set off for a an excellent skiing and sailing tour.   This tour offers the opportunity to explore the…

Schooner Opal leaves Reykjavík

  Last Friday, March 28th, schooner Opal headed home to Húsavík after a five months long stay in Reykjavík over the winter months. The schooner sailed several times around the Faxaflói area on very successful northern lights tours, tailored group tours and promotional events. The unique sailing boat got well deserved attention during its stay…

Killer whales in the bay!

  On this rather chilly and rainy March-morning in Húsavík, North Sailing’s first whale watching tour of the 2014 season was operated, earlier than ever before.   Six excited passengers left Húsavík harbour on-board Bjössi Sör, with captain Heimir and guide Sammi, at 10 o’clock this morning.   Passengers and crew encountered six killer whales,…

Getting ready for the summer

  During the winter season we have been busy preparing for the summer and our customers can expect to see new and improved North Sailing facilites. North Sailing is currently building a brand new, state of the art ticket office and restaurant/café in Húsavík. The new building is an extension to North Sailing‘s headquarters above…

Mid-Atlantic Trade Show 2014

  The Mid-Atlantic Trade Show, organized by Icelandair, was held in Reykjavík last weekend. This is an annual key event in the tourism industry as it allows travel industry professionals to meet, exchange ideas and work together.   Iceland is extremely conveniently located, midway between Europe and North-America, so buyers and suppliers from all over…

Live Chat now available

  Chat with North Sailing’s booking department on our website!   We have decided to add on to our already excellent service by offering our customers a live chat feature on our website. If you have any questions regarding booking requests or the company‘s operations it is quick and easy to contact us through this…

Promotional gathering on board schooner OPAL

  On Wednesday, November 27th, North Sailing hosted a promotional gathering for travel agents in Iceland on board Schooner OPAL in Reykjavík. Live music rang in the sound system and MAR Restaurant, Noi Sirius and Olgerdin Egill Skallagrimsson provided refreshments for everyone attending. The purpose of the gathering was to share an enjoyable evening and discover the…

Photos from Opal's journey to Reykjavík

  Schooner Opal departed from Húsavík on Thursday afternoon, November 7th and arrived in Reykjavík harbour around noon on November 9th and the crew was extremely happy with the successful sailing. During the first part of the journey the wind for sailing was excellent and Opal was cruising at 8-9 knots on average. But by…

A Walrus in Skjálfandi Bay

  Passengers and crew of our whale watching boat the “Bjössi Sör” were amazed when they encountered a full size Walrus on today’s 13:30 whale watching tour.   The Walrus was spotted in the sea close to Husavik harbor and seemed at ease with the boat and spectators.   Walruses are rare guests at the shores…

Schooner Opal in Scoresbysund

  The schooner Opal has been cruising around Scoresbysund, the largest fjord in the world, on the northeast coast of Greenland for the last six weeks, exploring the natural wonders of the area. Opal takes a group of passengers, up to twelve people, on a week-long expedition around Scoresbysund and has every single trip been…

Photos from Greenland

Captain Heimir just came back from Greenland and took some beautiful pictures with him. Heimir left Schooner Opal in the capable hands of Captain Egill Aðalgeir Bjarnason, a.k.a. Alli Bjarna and first mate and engineer his father Horður Sigurbjarnarson.Alli will take care of our new guest and show them how great Greenland is. Take a look and…

Two families on Gardar of North Sailing

Today, August 7th 2013, Gisli Sigurgeirsson and Maria Sastre Padró and their two sons Óðinn and Magnús came with her brother Pablo Sastre Padró and sister-in-law Maria Elena Hernandez Blaslo and their two daughters Paula and Elvira to our beautiful town Húsavík to visit a friend of them, Marianne Rasmussen and of course to see…