Breaching Humpback Whale

Breaching Humpback Whale in Húsavík

This weekend, our guide on board captured an amazing footage of a breaching Humpback whale in Húsavík. While she was scouting for where it might surface, it breached all of a sudden right in front of the boat. The passengers screamed and cheered in awe as the Humpback whale breached few meters from them. One of the giants from the sea was unexpectedly half in the air.

Electric boat sailing towards traditional whale watching areas near Kinnafjöll Mountains in Húsavík, Iceland

Northern Bottlenose Whales in Húsavík for the First Time in Years!

Northern bottlenose whales spotted in Húsavík for the first time in years. It’s always a pleasant surprise when old friends pay us a visit in the Whale Capital of Iceland!
Northern bottlenose whales prefer deep waters and are therefore uncommon in Skjálfandi bay. However, we were lucky enough to spot them for two days in a row last week! The Whale Capital of Iceland is known for the many whale species found in the bay, which will hopefully continue for years to come!

Three Blue Whales Spotted in Skjálfandi Bay!

Three Blue whales spotted in Skjálfandi bay last night, meaning that this largest animal on Earth has been here in Húsavík for almost a week now! Last Friday, a week ago, the first Blue whale was spotted. Now, two more Blue whales have joined the group and the trio seems to really like it here in the calm waters of Skjálfandi bay! Additionally, they really like being in the company of Humpback whales and dolphins! Luckily, there are so many whales in Húsavík so the Blue whales shouldn’t get bored!

Puffins in Húsavík

Whale Watching & Puffins in Húsavík: The Puffins Have Arrived!

The puffins have arrived in Húsavík! We welcome our cute and furry friends, the Atlantic Puffin, as they’ve begun migrating to the famous Puffin Island located near Húsavík! Iceland is home to 60% of the Atlantic Puffin population. In Húsavík, more than 200,000 puffins live in the nearby Puffin Island part of the year. The Puffin Island is a steep cliff, which is an ideal place for the puffins to build nests.

Whale watching on a sailboat

Húsavík – The Best Place in Iceland to Go Whale Watching?

What is the best place in Iceland to go whale watching? There are many prominent whale watching areas in Iceland. It is possible to go whale watching in Reykjavík, Akureyri, Hauganes, Dalvík, Hjalteyri, and Húsavík to name a few. There is, however, only one Whale Watching Capital of Iceland – Húsavík! Iceland is a great place for whale watching, with over 20 whale species living in the water surrounding the Icelandic coastline.

Two Blue whales in Húsavík. Our traditional Icelandic schooner nearby giving the passengers a great whale watching tour

Weekend Whale Watching: Sperm Whales and Blue Whales in Húsavík!

Sperm whales and Blue whales spotted in Húsavík this weekend! Therefore, the number of whale species seen in Skjálfandi continues to increase! The whale watching in Húsavík is reaching a new peak, underlining why it’s called the Whale Capital of Iceland! March continues to be excellent in regards to whale watching in Iceland! A few days in, we’d never seen as many whales in the bay this early in the season.

Humpback whale tail splash while whale watching

Easter Whale Watching Húsavík: Make Your Easters Unforgettable!

Join our Easter Whale Watching Húsavík tours! There’s no better way to spend your Easters than in the Whale Capital of Iceland! Easters are right around the corner. With less than three weeks to go, it’s time to figure out how to spend Easters in Iceland! In the Whale Capital of Iceland, you’ll find North Sailing, a dedicated family company with over 20 years of experience in whale watching in Iceland.

Whale watching in Húsavík Orcas spotted. Orca in Húsavík

Great Whale Watching in Húsavík: Orcas Spotted!

Orcas spotted in Húsavík earlier this week! The whale watching in Húsavík is going great in March. We’ve already spotted plenty of humpback whales and now orcas! We had an amazing whale watching tour earlier this week when we spotted a few orcas in Skjálfandi bay! After having seen humpback whales for a couple of days in a row, it was a pleasant surprise seeing the iconic orcas approach our boat!

A breaching humpback whale

Whale Watching Iceland March

Visiting Iceland in March? You should definitely stop by Húsavík, the whale watching capital of Iceland! The whale watching begins March 1, so it’s a perfect timing! The day is getting longer, the snow is slowly disappearing, and the whales are re-appearing in larger numbers than ever before! Húsavík is renowned for whales, and rightly so!


Humpback whales in Skjálfandi Bay

The whale watching summer is off to a great start. When it comes to watching humpback whales, the last few days have been especially successful. The humpbacks have been the most common whales in the bay in recent years and this year seems to be no different. Being called Angels of the Sea because of their…

Human watching grand finale

All good things must come to an end and it goes as well for the fantastic ones. After 9 months of whale-watching, this amazing season came to end today on the most beautiful note. On a very calm sea and under a slight rain, the guests and the crew were part of a emotionful human…


As it has been for quite few days now, the entire sunlight cycle was about as long as our trip at sea. The rising and fading daylight showed us the way to a minke whale and 3 humpback whale. Our smiley guests were some of the last people to enjoy this magnificient year 2016. Tomorrow…

Winter oasis

After few terribly cold days, during which cancelled some of the tours, we experienced today a surprising “weather oasis”, the temperatures going up from many degrees. We could therefore enjoy some very nice sailing, with a warmish south wind and a fantastic visibility. And since the humpback whales are still squatting the waters of Skalfandi…

It’s rainning whales!

After the snow, the forst, the wind, this weeks weather pertuburbation got complete with rain! But the 14 people that were with us on the ship probably didn’t mind the shower. Because after 8, 3 and 5 humpback whales, today there were 9 humpback whales, raising this tour to the standards of the best tours…