Schooner Hildur returning from Greenland

Schooner Hildur will return to Húsavík harbour around noon today after an adventurous journey to Scoresbysund in Greenland that will not be forgotten by crew members. Furtherst north, Hildur sailed to 71st degree north latitude inside the great Scoresbysund fjord which is the longest fjord in the world.   We are expecting a lot of…

NS-2 Whales, Puffins & Sails

 Have you tried going out on a whale watching trip on a sailing boat? North Sailing offers passengers to go on a whale watching tour on one of our two sailing boats. The Puffin Island is visited and of course the crew puts up the sails with the passengers assistance. It‘s always amazing to…

Hildur arrived today!

It was a proud moment for North Sailing when Schooner Hildur sailed into Húsavík harbour this morning. Like we have reported in the last weeks Hildur has been in Denmark for the last 10 months where it was being transformed into the two mast schooner. It left Denmark last weekend and arrived in Húsavík at…

Hildur starts heading home!

Hildur has departed Denmark, where it has been stationed for renovation as a schooner for the last 10 months, or since september 2009, and is finally heading home. Hildur was primarily stationed in Egernsund where most of the work was carried out and it was made seaworthy in its new form, but was also sailed…

Schooner Hildur puts the sails on

  There have been some delays on delivering the sails for Schooner Hildur and we also have had some troubles with the propeller but now this has been taken care of and we can expect Hildur to sail from Denmark to Iceland soon.   Our people in Denmark, Hörður and Rémy have been in Engersund…

Flensburg Rumregatta around the corner

Work proceeds on Schooner Hildur in Egernsund as the annual Rumregatta in Flensburg is just around the corner.   Masts, bowsprit, davits, booms and gaffs are in place but the sails, 250 sqm. of beautiful white cloth is still in the making in Norway.   That means Hildur won’t be sailing with sails during the Rumregatta weekend…

The launch of Schooner Hildur

Schooner Hildur was launched today and everything went very well.  In the next few days a work on setting up the rig will begin.  A bow-sprit, davits and two gorgeous masts around 20 meters high each.  Something to hold well over 200 squaremeters of sails.   More pictures from the launch to be seen here:…

Latest news of schooner Hildur

As March is moving on, so is North Sailing´s project in the shipyard in Egernsund. Schooner to be, Hildur is looking better day by day and now, rebuilding is starting to take shape below deck as well.   The weather continues to be "Icelandic" and in fact, much more so than in Húsavík,Iceland where it´s been…

Update on schooner Hildur

Work continues in the shipyard in Egernsund where schooner Hildur is in the making. Following are some pictures taken during the last days.   Working on the main deck    Guðmundur tightening the deck    Pulling the engine on board   Placing the engine in the engine room   Down in the former fishing hold…

Work is proceeding nicely

Work on Hildur is proceeding nicely in C.J. Skibs- og Bådebyggeri shipyard in Egernsund, Denmark. Every day there are around a dozen men working in the shipyard, both Danish as well as few Icelanders from Húsavík and surroundings. The weather has been quite cold with snowy days and in fact, it´s been colder in Egernsund…

New adventure begins

North Sailing´s newest boat, Hildur, sailed off to Egernsund, Denmark on August 31st where she´ll be converted into a two mast schooner this winter. Currently, the boat is sailing off the south coast of Norway and plans to arrive at Skagen around noon tomorrow. The trip has been successful in every way and the boat…

Dagmar Aaen in Húsavík

  Good friends are in port.  Dagmar Aaen with captain Arved Fuchs and his crew is spending about two weeks in Húsavík this year. For the second year Arved holds his Ice-Climate-Education youth camp in Húsavík. In the camp 14 students from 7 countries are lectured about climate changes, take tours in and around Húsavík, both…

20 years of Dagmar Aaen Expeditions

Last weekend, Arved Fuchs and his team celebrated 20 years of expeditions with the "haikutter" Dagmar Aaen.  This highly successful 18 meter long former fishing cutter built in Esbjerg 1931 has covered more miles than most of it's like.   Dagmar Aaen posing in front of the party venue and the guests. Hörður Sigurbjarnarson and…

3 day sailing on Iceland´s only schooner

At the end of May, North Sailing will offer the first out of six scheduled 3 day sailings this summer. We are talking about a three day exciting adventure sailing on Haukur, Iceland's only schooner, which offers you a close encounter with nature, interesting historic sites, magnificent midnight sun, sail training, whale & bird watching &…

Bluenose in Húsavík

A model of the famous Canadian schooner Bluenose will shortly be a part of the North Sailing fleet. The The original Bluenose model is made by Árni Sör, brother of North Sailing's chieftain Bjössi Sör, better known as grandpa.   The original Bluenose was designed by William Roué and launched in 1921 as a racing…