Opal has arrived in Greenland!

  The Schooner Opal left Husavik on Sunday July 21st.  The destination was Scoresbysund on the south-east coast of Greenland.  Scoresbysund is the longest and largest fjord in the world.  Opal will stay there until September and transport excited passengers around the natural wonders that the fjord has to offer.   Good evening, Husavik!!  …

Schooner Opal heads off for Scoresbysund NE Greenland

Schooner Opal is leaving its home harbour of Húsavík today to set course for Scoresbysund NE Greenland.  Once there Opal will be sailing on Northsailing´s week long expeditions within this biggest fjord system of the world. Schooner Opal was added to North Sailing´s fleet this winter and has since its arrival in Húsavík undergone neccessary…

Family Yeo, Welcome Again and Again

Today we had the pleasure of welcoming the Yeo family aboard — for the fourth time.     Mr. Yeo is originally from Scotland but when he met his wife, he moved to Iceland.    Together with their two sons they visited Husavik three times in the last two years and joined us on our tours, two motorized…

The Blue whales are back in the Bay!

Over the last week we have seen several Blue whales in Skjalfandi Bay, and this is of course very exciting and special as Blue whales are a rare sight!   Blue whales are the largest animals on the planet. In fact, they are the largest animals ever lived, even larger then the dinosaurs. Blue whales…

A Family at the Edge of the Arctic

A family of four that joined our Edge of the Arctic tour on the 25th of June has been kind enough to share their thoughts on the tour as well as their exellent photos and videos made on the tour. Thank you, Paquette Family! We are always striving to expose our children to unique places…

A fantastic trip to the Edge of the Arctic!

  We departed from Húsavík around 8 o‘clock in the morning of Wednesday June the 5th and set our course to Lundey, the Puffin Island. The weather was extraordinary; it was sunny, clear skies, no wind and flat sea. We reached Lundey and the puffins were, as usual, flying clumsily around the small island and…

Getting to know Stephan

  Name: Stephan Kolditz DOB: June 24th 1977 Nationality: French Position: Guide       Stephan Kolditz joined the North Sailing team this spring and we sat down and I had a little chat with him.   Do you have any whale watching experience? Yes, I worked as a whale watching guide in Norway in…

Countless Humpback Whales!

  If you have dreamt of seeing a humpback whale in action, Húsavík is a great destination for you. The elegant activity of the humpback whale when it raises its fluke as it goes down for a deep-dive has been a common sight for North Sailing passengers and crew for the past few weeks and…

A fantastic May has come to an end !

May has been a very successful month. We have had good weather conditions and we have seen whales on almost all of our tours. In total, six species of whales have been spotted: The mighty blue whale has been seen on several tours (just like in April, when some of them showed up surprisingly early),…

Adventure at the edge of the arctic

The first North Sailing expedition this season was a successful “Ski to the Sea” trip in April but last week the first “Edge of the arctic” trip was done last week.  It was a wonderful group from Bangalore, India that joined captain Heimir and his crew on schooner Hildur for a two day adventure at…

Scoresbysund Greenland on schooner Opal

Now that the new schooner Opal has arrived in its new home port of Húsavík, after an excellent, jet somewhat stormy tour from Ebeltoft in Denmark via Scotland and the Faroe Islands,it is time to look at the plans for the summer.   Tours in Scoresbysund in NE-Greenland, longer tours along Iceland´s coast and special…

Schooner Opal heading home

Opal, the latest addition to North Sailing´s  fleet, is currently on its way towards its new home port of Húsavík.   The ship and the North Sailing team, together with some of Opals‘ previous owners and crew have just left the Caledonian Canal in Scotland heading north the sound of Mull, towards Isle of Skye…

Restaurant Gamli Baukur

Restaurant Gamli Baukur has opened its door for the summer with a new menu. The restaurant is open every day from 11:30 – 20:00.   At Gamli Baukur we serve only local food. Our aim is to offer food of the highest quality but the lowest food mile possible. All our  ingredients, meat, fish and…

A great start to the season

The whale watching season started on a beautiful day today. Captain Hrólfur and his crew on MV Bjössi Sör, had already spotted the blows of bigger whales from ashore, yesterday. The tour was a success, two Blue Whales where observed playing around in the in the southern breeze in Skjálfandi Bay.   From the 1st…

Vilborg has reached the South Pole!

A long awaited moment for Vilborg Arna happened yesterday when she reached the South Pole! She is the first Icelander to take on this amazing journey alone, a total of 1140 km in 60 days. She claims that the feeling is unreal and it will take her some time to realize her achievment. She is…