A Humpback and a Minke!

We went out with a very nice group of passengers this morning in southerly winds and when leaving the harbour, we sailed west towards the mountains, into the area where we found a minke whale yesterday. When we arrived in the area close to the “Fish Rock” (or “Fiskiskerið” in icelandic), we encountered a huge…

3 species

Today we went out both at 10:00 and 13:30. In the morning tour we spotted a minke whale close to the mountains and in the afternoon there were dolphins and harbour porpoises in addition to the minke whale.   Quite much life in the bay and hopefully this is a sign of more whales coming…

Dolphins

We went out today after 3 days of bad weather. There was still quite heavy swells and really cold. Nevertheless, we managed to find a group of White beaked dolphins and observe them for a while. There was also quite a lot of Puffins in the bay so it seems like spring is on the…

Snowy Skjálfandi

Today was freezing cold but we decided to try our luck anyway. In the beginning of the tour, it seemed to be clearing up, we could even see the sun for a while. We headed across the bay towards the mountains but when we got there, it had begun snowing again! So unfortunately there were…

Blue whale & dolphins!

Today was beautiful, but still very cold with air temperature around 0°C. We sailed out from the harbour and it wasn´t long until we met some White beaked dolphins. After playing with them for a while, we headed further west, towards the mountains where the minke whale had been yesterday. However, there was no sign…

My first Minke in 2013

Today was my first tour since last summer and it was refreshing sailing out on Bjössi Sör together with captain Hrólfur and close to 30 passengers. The weather conditions were good, slow southerly winds, quite flat sea and the sun was trying it´s best to break through the clouds. The air temperature was not high,…

North Sailing – Season 18

The first tour of the season from Húsavík was today and it was no dull season start! Quite the opposite! 🙂 There´s always much excitment within the North Sailing team when embarking on the first tour of the season since we never know if the whales know the season really has started! 🙂   Our…

27 successful whale watching tours in Akureyri

This is the first winter North Sailing offers whale watching tours from Akureyri. So far we have finished 27 successful tours sailing in the beautiful and sheltered fjord called Eyjafjörður and returned to Torfunes harbour in the centre of Akureyri with happy passengers who have enjoyed the sight of some remarkable humpbacks feeding in the…

Humpbacks on every tour

This last week has been really good in our whale watching tours from Akureyri.  Humpbacks on every tour, usually from 6-8 different individuals.  Please remember that our daily tours depart 13:00 every day basically from the towns center, Torfunesbryggjan.  For further information click here.

Wonderful humpback whales near Akureyri

Winter whale watching with North Sailing from Akureyri is turning out to be a wonderful adventure as many humpback whales seem to be feeding in Eyjafjörður, close to Akureyri.  Usually up to 10 humpbacks in each tour and minke whales and dolphins have also been spotted on some of them. 

Three species in the snow

The last three days have still been very successful with the humpback and minke whales still playing the main role. But on two trips during these three days we also saw a single male killer whale, most likely one of the two orcas that have been around here last week – what a nice surprise!…

Humpback and Minke Festival!

This weekend we have had absolutely amazing whale watching conditons again. The weather has been really good in October so far and also yesterday and today the sun was shining for most of the time, making the bay look really beautiful, especially the mountains on the western side of the bay.   Also the whales…

Three species again (Humpbacks, Minkes, Orcas)

It was a bit windy in Húsavík this morning, but a few minutes after we had left the harbour, it calmed down quickly and we had fine weather conditions at sea. The number of whales is still very impressive and today there must have been about 8-10 humpback whales again, 3 of them feeding/travelling together.…

Fantastic whale watching!

We still enjoy very good whale watching conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay, with lots of whales yesterday and today: Yesterday once more the baleen whales played the main role, and we saw several humpback and minke whales on both trips close up, including some nice humpbacks that were feeding at the surface.   Today we…

Humpbacks in the sun…..

The good whale watching conditions continued today as we once again had two successful trips.   On the morning tour we got some nice close-up encounters with the two most common species these days, the minke whales and the humpback whales.   In the afternoon the weather was getting even better and in really calm…

What a beautiful day!!!

Today was one of these days that could not have been any better for whale watching. The sun was shining, the sea was really flat and the mountains with the snow on top looked very beautiful when we headed out this morning.   It didn’t take long until we spotted several minke whales in the…