The Husavik Dolphins

Today was another fantastic day in Husavik, weatherwise. And another succesfull whale-watching trip for us! After a good hour on our whale-watching vessel Nattfari, we observed for several minutes a group of about 10 dolphins. It was our very first dolphin sighting of the year! The weather forecast seems quite good for tomorow again. So, be…

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Exciting start!

Today was our second scheduled tour out in the bay. And, for our greatest pleasure, we had the surprise of spotting once more a blue whale, the largest animal to have lived on our planet! The blue whales are frequent visitors of our waters, but not in mid-march. Adding to it a beautiful sunny weather,…

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Scheduled Whale Watching starts tomorrow

The first scheduled whale watching tours of 2016 start tomorrow at 11:00 am.    The Ticket Centre is open daily in March from 9:30 am to 14:30 pm. It´s also possible to book directly on www.northsailing.is.    North Sailing jumpstarted the season on March 5th and March 6th. Both blue whales and humpbacks were sighted…

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Blue whales spotted in Húsavík

North Sailing starts the first tours for whale watching next weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, March 5th. and 6th. – North Sailing jumpstarts the season with the highly popular 3 hour tours at 14:00 PM.    The Ticket Centre opens on the above days at 12:00 PM. It´s also possible to book directly on www.northsailing.is. …

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North Sailing fleet prepared for the whale watching season

During the dark and long winter months the North Sailing employees repair and thoroughly prepare the wooden vessels for the upcoming season.   With Bjössi Sör at the wheel, North Sailing‘s initial vessel recently passed a test cruise with flying colours. Incidentally, Bjössi Sör is the father and grandfather to the North Sailing pioneers that…

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A final farewell to a dear friend and colleague

Today we said our final farewell to a dear friend and colleague for 15 years, Captain Hreiðar Olgeirsson.   Hreiðar was first and foremost a person who loved working with people and animals, both of which made him an excellent whale watching captain.  A good spirited person, his warmth and storytelling skills were appreciated by…

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„An inspiration to do even better in the future“

Despite our fair share of votes, North Sailing will unfortunately not be among the medallists at the GreenTec awards, Europe‘s prestigious environmental and business awards, in May this year.   North Sailing was selected in the Travel Category for the Opal project, which enabled us to become the world’s first whale watching company to offer…

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Northsailing a top three finalist for the WTTC Awards!

North Sailing is among the 15 Finalists shortlisted for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in 2016, as announced by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently. These annual awards are among the highest accolades in the industry and represent the gold standard in sustainable tourism. North Sailing is among the three Finalists in the…

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Happy new year!

We send you our very best seasonal greetings and wishes for a happy new year! We give thanks for the eventful year of 2015, where we took large steps towards our carbon-free future, and hope to share exciting times with you in the upcoming year!

Have you voted yet?

North Sailing is among the top ten candidates for Europe’s largest environmental- and business prize, the GreenTec Awards, in the Travel Category. Support us now to receive one of Europe’s most wanted environmental awards and vote online for our project on www.greentec-awards.com!North Sailing was selected in the Travel Category for the Opal project, which enabled…

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United for Climate Action

Norðursigling welcomes the new climate deal reached in Paris this Saturday. It is of vital importance that we all join hands in reducing the effects of climate change. We here at North Sailing have always held nature in the upmost respect, with eco-friendly, sustainable tourism as our main goal. This year, North Sailing was proud…

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Safetravel Warning for Monday December 7th

Monday 7.12.2015 Hurricane force storm in all Iceland, Monday the 7th. & in the morning on Tuesday the 8th.From 12:00 Monday in South-Iceland and from 17:00 in other areas travellers areSTRONGLY adviced to stay at their accommodation. Life threatening conditions in many places, among them road 1 from Seljalandsfosswaterfall to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.   For…

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Project Opal a great success: NORTH SAILING WINS AWARDS FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

  North Sailing has been named the joint-Silver winner of the Best Innovation for Carbon Reduction category at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at World Travel Market in London.   North Sailing won the silver at the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, November 4th. This…

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North Sailing awarded the Environmental Recognition Awards 2015

  North Sailing received today the Environmental Recognition 2015 awarded by the Icelandic Tourist Board. Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Minister of Industry and Commerce presented the award at the annual Icelandic Tourist Board ceremony in Akureyri. The recognition has been awarded for 21 years in a row, since 1995.   Guðbjartur Ellert Jónsson, Managing Director, receives…

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North Sailing Company of the Year

North Iceland´s annual Tourism “Get-to-gether” lead by Visit North Iceland selected North Sailing as the Company of the Year 2015 for positioning, company and product development and innovation. Left: Bergur Erlingsson – SBA, Gústaf Gústafsson – North Sailing and Sævar Freyr Sigurðsson – Saga Travel.   Besides North Sailing, Saga Travel received awards as the…

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Two species in a rainy bay

Today we went on two tours here in Skjálfandi Bay and saw whales on both of them. On the morning tour we had a large Humpback Whale and also got to see one Minke Whale for a while. Our friends on schooner Haukur also had some White-beaked Dolphins nearby. On the afternoon tour we had…

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Minke and Humpback Whale on both tours

A sunny and sweet day on the water, even if there was some splashing on the way out on both tours. On both we had one Minke Whale and one Humpback Whale and got very good views of each species on numerous occasions.   Baldur (Guide on Náttfari 27/9/2015)

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Southern wind and whales

Today we did two tours in the southern wind and had a somewhat better tour in the morning. Then we started off with one Minke Whale and managed to see it quite well even if in between we lost it. Then we had one Humpback Whale and knew of at least 1-2 others in the…

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