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…

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…

Schooner Hildur preparing for Greenland

North Sailing is now preparing for the first Greenland Expedition of the season. The project started in 2010 when Schooner Hildur was taken to the mighty Scoresby Sound fjord for exploration of the area. This evolved quickly and last summer North Sailing scheduled two trips with passengers, both of which were sold out.    …

Record-day for whale watching

Yesterday was a rather unusual day for North Sailing. Due to bad weather on monday and tuesday this week we unfortunately had to cancel some of our scheduled whale-watching tours. We felt sorry for our guests who had booked their tours for those two day and were so much looking forward to whale watching but…

Humpback mania – over hundred jumps

Following pictures were taken by captain Heimir Harðarson on schooner Haukur and Kjartan Pétur Sigurðsson, a passenger on m/s Garðar.

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Copyright:  Heimir Harðarson

 

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Copyright: Heimir Harðarson

 

Gardar_humpjump ns news

Copyright:  Heimir Harðarson

 

Gardar_humpjump ns news close to Haukur

Copyright:  Heimir Harðarson

 

Gardar_humpjump plus folk panorama ns news

Copyright:  Heimir Harðarson

 

Humpback and Haukur NS news

Copyright:  Kjartan Pétur Sigurðsson

 

 

Getting to know…Annukka

Annukka Pekkarinen from Finland has recently joined our team for this summer as a whale watching guide and deckhand on our schooner tours. She has studied Marine Biology and Coastal Marine Management. We sat down together in our cosy staffroom, and I would like to share this short interview with you.     Q: Annukka,…

Getting to know … Sabrina

The newest team member of the North Sailing guides is Sabrina Brando. Sabrina  has joined us this summer for the first time, and we would like to get to know her a little better.     Sabrina runs her own company, AnimalConcepts, a consultancy company working on animal welfare, in zoos, research institutes, universities, public…

North Sailing staff meeting

It is the time of the midnight sun when the whale watching season in Húsavík is finally in full swing and the North Sailing staff members from Húsavík and all over the world gather for the summer season. While we only count 15 staff members in winter this number goes up to almost 100 in…

WHALE PARTY!

Recent days have been excellent in the bay of Skjálfandi. The food conditions are obviously good for both birdlife and whales. And not just any whales, the big BLUES are here!   Blue whales (deu: blauwal), humpback whales (deu: buckelwal), minke whale (deu: zwergwal) and dolphins have been feeding all in the same place, just…