An experience of our lifetime!

Few things are more giving in tourism then the gratitude of satisfied customers. Such gratitude was recently received by email and we would like to share it with you!   It is truly motivating for our staff to receive a statement like this and will encourage us to do even better!   Hello!It is almost…

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Donna Wood in dry-dock in Gilleleje

Donna Wood prepares for the voyage from Denmark to Iceland in a dry-dock in Gilleleje in Denmark, where the ship is being inspected and serviced.   Captain Heimir Harðarson expects the ship will depart for Iceland early April – depending on a favourable weather forecast. The two mast Donna Wood is the latest addition to…

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New addition to the North Sailing fleet

The latest addition to the North Sailing fleet is the beautiful two mast oak ship Donna Wood built in 1918. Representing Danish shipbuilding tradition at its very best Donna Wood was originally built as a lighthouse ship but in 1990 the ship underwent massive restoration and was equipped with rigging and sails.   Donna Wood…

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Preparation for next season has started

When the summer season ends it is time to prepare for the next season. During offseason we take our boats up in the Húsavik shipyard for routine maintenance and repairing if require. We pride ourselves of our boats and therefore work hard to keep them in top condition each year.   The schooners Opal and Hildur…

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Ideal whale watching weather

For the last couple of days the weather here in Húsavík has been extremely good, ideal whale watching weather, clear sky and calm sea. Is it winter already? It sure doesn’t look like it.   It has been nice to see how many foreign visitors are still here in Iceland. The tourist season is obviously…

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The first big concert at Hvalbakur

Last night, 13th of November, the Icelandic band, Todmobile played for locals in our new facilities. Todmobile were simply amazing and we are pretty sure that all the guests who came enjoyed the evening. It’s nice to see that Húsavík has acquired a new and elegant facility which is suitable for concerts. Hopefully we will…

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Two minkes and snowy mountains

We had not been able to go out now for several days due to bad weather conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay with a lot of wind and very high waves. But today the weather was fine and we were excited to sail out again as we did not know what to expect…..   We set…

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A Humpback Whale in winterly conditions…..

Winter has arrived here in Húsavík and the mountains are already wearing their winter outfit. We left the harbour onboard “Náttfari” today after two days of cancellation (due to bad weather here in the bay) and it is of course always exciting to go out after a storm again as you never know what to…

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Formal Opening ceremony and North Sailing anniversary

Last weekend we celebrated the official opening of our new facility and North Sailings’ 20th anniversary.On Friday night the contractors involved in the construction of the facility were invited as well as employees, individuals, colleagues and tour operators of the area. Light refreshments were offered with live dinner music by Kiddi Halldórs, Siggi Illuga and…

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Fin whales and a breaching humpback whale!!!

Today was a very special day out here in Skjálfandi Bay with full of surprises!   We left the harbour at 10:00 onboard “Náttfari” and set the course towards the north-western part of the bay. After about 45 minutes of sailing, we spotted two black backs in the distance but as we sailed there we…

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North Sailing supports the youngest generation

In the sport’s hall of Húsavík, children of 3-6 years old gather once a week for the so-called sport school. They play various games and practice their several skills. The aim is i.e. to train their strength, flexibility, balance, courage, and discipline and learn how to follow simple rules. At the end of each class…

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Plenty of whales in beautiful weather

Today and yesterday have both been really successful days here in Skjálfandi Bay: We have seen at least three (sometimes even four) humpback whales on all our tours and on many tours, we have spotted minke whales as well.   All the whales have been in the same area (about 7 miles from Húsavík harbour)…

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Four humpbacks and a minke!

On our morning tour at 10:00 we were sailing towards the north-western part of the bay, into the area where we had seen a humpback whale yesterday morning. We did not find the humpback whale on this tour, but in the same area where we had been successful yesterday morning we came across a small…

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Minkes, Dolphins and Humpbacks!

We had a simply fantastic tour this morning onboard “Náttfari”! It started with a very nice and friendly minke whale that we encountered after about 30-40 minutes sailing from Húsavík harbour. The minke whale seemed to be feeding in the area, as it took only very short and shallow dives and at one occasion, it…

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A minke in the morning…..

We had not been able to go out yesterday due to very windy and bad weather conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay. But as we left the harbour this morning, we were of course hoping to find the humpback whales again, so we set the course towards the north-west. There was no sign of the humpbacks,…

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Minke Whales in southerly winds

On both our tours today we saw two minke whales:   During the morning tour at 10:00 we were treated to a very special sight: We saw two minke whales surfacing side by side, next to each other, several times and both individuals seemed to be rather big. We could also clearly see the blow…

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North Sailing in Vakinn – Quality Label

North Sailing has today received the quality label Vakinn from the Icelandic Tourist Board.   Birna Lind Björnsdóttir, North Sailing´s Sales and Marketing manager, received the Vakinn quality certificate from Ólöf Ýrr Atladóttir, Director General of the Icelandic Tourist Board, at the Vestnorden Travel Mart in Reykjavík today.   North Sailing has, from the beginning,…

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A minke whale & harbour porpoises

This morning we had no luck with the bigger whales and the only marine mammals we encountered were a couple of harbour porpoises just outside Húsavík harbour. So we offered our passengers another tour with us for free whenever they should be back in Húsavík.   But in the afternoon we had more luck: Not…

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