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…

Safetypractice on board schooner HAUKUR

Today a crew of seven went out on our schooner HAUKUR on our monthly safety drill. While the weather was not offering perfect conditions for whale watching we used the time and occasion for checking the rigging and testing the new reefing system. Our boatsman Agnes has done a great job, and we are now…

Blue whales in the bay!!!

We just got word from captain Heimir on our sailing schooner “Hildur”, that they (together with North Sailing’s other boat “Bjössi Sör” with captain Hrólfur) have been watching at least three (maybe even four) blue whales on the morning tour. It is of course an amazing sight to see the largest animal on the planet…

No more minimum 4 pax required

    For the following tours: •             Edge of the Arctic NSE-1 (departure from Húsavík) •             Edge of the Arctic with Eagle Air NSE-1A (return flight from Reykjavík to Húsavík)     Improving our service We constantly try to improve our services and strive to simplify our booking process. We have therefore decided to cancel…

Feeding Humpback whale

Today there were some great moments on board our boat Knörrinn, when a Humpback whale was seen feeding in the surface, very close to the boat. Christian guide, managed to capture these moments on camera and following are a few pictures of this active Humpback whale.   ©Christian Schmidt ©Christian Schmidt ©Christian Schmidt ©Christian Schmidt…

First Humpback whale of the season!

Great news from the crew of Knörrinn: First Humpback of the season spotted! We have not been out there for some days now due to stormy weather but today the wind has slowed down and the sun is shining. Hopefully the temperature will increase and bring more whales and birds into our bay.   Hopefully…

Season start 2012

The first tour of the season was on April 2nd. The weather was beautiful but really cold with some fresh snow around and a couple of minus centigrades. The second tour was today and the weather was a little bit milder and the sea was quite flat. We sailed out across the bay towards the…

A succsessful introduction tour

Recently North Sailing, in cooperation with Fjallasýn and Eagle Air offered introduction tour for 16 travel agents from Reykjavík. The reason was the upcoming flight schedule of Eagle Air which kicks off on April 15th. See further information on combo tours this upcoming season: Whale watching and Lake Mývatn with Eagle Air and Edge of…

GEO's photo of the day

A photo from North Sailing’s Greenland tour has been chosen the readers’ photo of the day at GEO magazine in Germany. The photo is taken by captain Heimir on his tour to Greenland in 2010 and shows Schooner Hildur by this amazing glacier in Scoresby Sound fjord.     For the original news click here.

Mid Atlantic Seminar & Trade Show

The Mid-Atlantic Seminar & Trade Show, organised by the airline Icelandair, was held in Reykjavík in early February. It is an annual key event in tourism and offers the ideal setting for travel industry professionals from around the globe to meet, work together and exchange ideas.   Conveniently located in Iceland, midway between Europe and…

Happy new year!

The whole staff of North Sailing would like to wish everyone a very Happy & Prosperous New Year! Let us all hope that 2012 is a great year for the Whales & Marine Life we love and respect so much !  

Mark Carwardine is inspired by Iceland

Zoologist Mark Carwardine is an award winning writer, media personality and wildlife photographer who visited us last summer. We are honoured to post this interview on our page and hope this will “inspire” you to join North Sailing for a magical whale watching trip! Zoologist Mark Carwardine is an award winning writer, media personality and…