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…

New Year Greeting with Summary for 2012

We at North Sailing are very happy with yet another fantastic whale watching year in Húsavík, Ólafsfjörður and Akureyri not to mention our wonderful expeditions in Greenland. We are grateful for all the passengers we have had the pleasure to serve on board our boats this year, and we are already looking forward to the…

Supporting Vilborg to the South Pole

Like many Icelanders North Sailing follows in awe as Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir takes on the South Pole. Her journey started on 20 November and she estimates that it will take her 50 days to reach the Pole. This is in fact her second expedition this year, but last spring Vilborg crossed the Greenland glacier.  …

Akureyri Whale Watching in November

North Sailing has now started whale watching from Akureyri.  Departures every day from Akureyri at 13:30. For further information and booking, you are welcome to call captain Hrólfur directly on his mobile: 898 7016.  This is basically the standard 3 hours tour and costs EUR 54,-   Sightings have been great on the first tours:…

Húsavík elementary school

This morning we invited the 3 senior classes from Húsavík elementary school for a 3 hour whale watching tour.  The weather was beautiful, light southerly winds and almost clear skies. Recently, there has been abundances of whales in the bay and today was no exception, about 10 Humpback whales and 2 Killer whales (Orca) were…

Greenland live report

Wednesday 12.009.2012   Schooner Hildur is now on her way from Greenland to Húsavík after concluding 4 week long tours in the Scoresbysund fjordsystem. They are about 45 nm from Kolbeinsey (see picture below) and estimated time of arrival in Húsavík is around 22pm tonight. We are very much looking forward to schooner Hildur´s arrival…