Killer whales in the bay!

  On this rather chilly and rainy March-morning in Húsavík, North Sailing’s first whale watching tour of the 2014 season was operated, earlier than ever before.   Six excited passengers left Húsavík harbour on-board Bjössi Sör, with captain Heimir and guide Sammi, at 10 o’clock this morning.   Passengers and crew encountered six killer whales,…

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Getting ready for the summer

  During the winter season we have been busy preparing for the summer and our customers can expect to see new and improved North Sailing facilites. North Sailing is currently building a brand new, state of the art ticket office and restaurant/café in Húsavík. The new building is an extension to North Sailing‘s headquarters above…

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Season start on March 25th instead of April 1st, 2014

  Our operation starts on March 25, with our ever popular tour NS-1 Húsavík Original Whale watching once a day at 10:00   On April 1, we add a second tour at 13:30 – please view our TIMETABLE.   Then gradually, we increase the number of tours throughout the summer season and will operate till…

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North Sailing one of Iceland‘s Strongest Companies

  Creditinfo has completed a detailed analysis, which displays Icelandic companies that have achieved top marks in its strength and stability assessments. North Sailing is proud to be one of the Strongest in Iceland.   Of the 33,000 companies registered in Iceland Company Directory, only 462 meet the requirements set by Creditinfo in order to…

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Mid-Atlantic Trade Show 2014

  The Mid-Atlantic Trade Show, organized by Icelandair, was held in Reykjavík last weekend. This is an annual key event in the tourism industry as it allows travel industry professionals to meet, exchange ideas and work together.   Iceland is extremely conveniently located, midway between Europe and North-America, so buyers and suppliers from all over…

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Live Chat now available

  Chat with North Sailing’s booking department on our website!   We have decided to add on to our already excellent service by offering our customers a live chat feature on our website. If you have any questions regarding booking requests or the company‘s operations it is quick and easy to contact us through this…

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Promotional gathering on board schooner OPAL

  On Wednesday, November 27th, North Sailing hosted a promotional gathering for travel agents in Iceland on board Schooner OPAL in Reykjavík. Live music rang in the sound system and MAR Restaurant, Noi Sirius and Olgerdin Egill Skallagrimsson provided refreshments for everyone attending. The purpose of the gathering was to share an enjoyable evening and discover the…

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Photos from Opal's journey to Reykjavík

  Schooner Opal departed from Húsavík on Thursday afternoon, November 7th and arrived in Reykjavík harbour around noon on November 9th and the crew was extremely happy with the successful sailing. During the first part of the journey the wind for sailing was excellent and Opal was cruising at 8-9 knots on average. But by…

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A Humpback Whale and White-Beaked Dolphins!

After two days of cancelling, we were finally able to go out for whale watching again. And it was a very nice tour we had today! We had been sailing for about 45 minutes, when we suddenly spotted some black dorsal fins breaking the surface and a few moments later we realized that we had…

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A Humpback after the storm

It is always exciting to go out again after a period of bad weather as you never know what has changed in the bay during the last days. As we left the harbour, we started our search by setting the course towards the area where we had seen the whales last time but even though…

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No luck with the whales today

Finally we have been able to go out again today. We have been searching a big area, but unfortunately we did not have any luck in finding the whales today, probably also due to the poor visibility during the trip, as it has been snowing for a big part of the tour….. Hopefully better luck…

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The humpbacks are still there….

We had not been able to go out the last two days because of really bad weather here in Húsavík. But today the weather conditions were much better and even though the waves were still a bit high we decided to give it a try and sail out in search for whales. After about 45…

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A handful of humpbacks

In the beginning of the tour, we spotted a minke whale just about 15 minutes from Húsavík harbour. Unfortunately, the minke whale didn’t show much of itself so we decided to sail a bit further out. After about one hour of searching, we finally saw the blow from a humpback whale and after taking a…

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Humpback whales on every tour

The last three days have been just wonderful here in Skjálfandi Bay: We have had amazing weather conditions with beautiful icelandic autumn sun and snow-covered mountains, and there are also quite many humpback whales in the bay! Yesterday (and also on Friday) we saw at least four different humpback whales per tour, today there must…

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A very hungry Humpback Whale

Today we encountered three different humpback whales on our tour this morning, but especially the first of these three whales was really spectacular to watch: It was a humpback whale that was feeding at the surface and came up several times with the mouth wide open right next to our boat, so on some occasions…

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Humpback whale festival in Skjálfandi Bay

There is still a big number of humpback whales in the bay and both today and yesterday we have seen lots of humpbacks on all our tours. Today there must have been at least eight humpback whales in the bay (we took a close look at five of them). Some of them were really nice…

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Fantastic whale watching conditions!

It was an absolutely amazing day out at sea today with fantastic weather (no clouds, sunshine, extremely flat sea conditions) and nice whales: In total, we have seen at least five different humpback whales today and especially on the second tour it was really nice to see them feeding with the so-called “bubble net feeding”…

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A breaching Humpback in the sun!

We went on two trips today onboard “Bjössi Sör” in sunny weather conditions and on both tours we encountered several humpback whales: During the morning tour we spotted three different whales, in the afternoon we saw even four humpback whales and the highlight of this tour was definitely one humpback whale that was breaching a…

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Two humpbacks and snow covered mountains

We left the harbour in beautiful winter conditions onboard “Bjössi Sör” this morning: It was cold, but the weather was very nice and the mountains on the other side of the bay were just stunning: They were completely white and the light was just beautiful for some nice winter landscape photos! During the tour we…

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