North Sailing one of Iceland‘s Strongest Companies

  Creditinfo has completed a detailed analysis, which displays Icelandic companies that have achieved top marks in its strength and stability assessments. North Sailing is proud to be one of the Strongest in Iceland.   Of the 33,000 companies registered in Iceland Company Directory, only 462 meet the requirements set by Creditinfo in order to…

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…

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…