Schooner Opal heading home

Opal, the latest addition to North Sailing´s  fleet, is currently on its way towards its new home port of Húsavík.   The ship and the North Sailing team, together with some of Opals‘ previous owners and crew have just left the Caledonian Canal in Scotland heading north the sound of Mull, towards Isle of Skye…

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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,…

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Restaurant Gamli Baukur

Restaurant Gamli Baukur has opened its door for the summer with a new menu. The restaurant is open every day from 11:30 – 20:00.   At Gamli Baukur we serve only local food. Our aim is to offer food of the highest quality but the lowest food mile possible. All our  ingredients, meat, fish and…

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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…

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A great start to the season

The whale watching season started on a beautiful day today. Captain Hrólfur and his crew on MV Bjössi Sör, had already spotted the blows of bigger whales from ashore, yesterday. The tour was a success, two Blue Whales where observed playing around in the in the southern breeze in Skjálfandi Bay.   From the 1st…

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OPAL – new and larger schooner in the North Sailing fleet

  Schooner Opal is the most recent addition to North Sailing´s fleet.     Built at the Bodenwerft in Damgarten, Germany in 1952,  she served as a trawler in the Baltic- and  North Sea and in the  Barents Sea.  In 1973 new owners started her restoration. During 8 years until 1981, Opal was converted to…

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Akureyri Whale Watching scheduled to start again Friday February 1st.

Akureyri Whale Watching scheduled to start again Friday February 1st.   North Sailing regrets having to cancel all scheduled whale watching tours January 21-31. We expect to start our Akureyri whale watching tours again from February 1st at 13:00 daily.   For bookings and further information, please send us an e-mail (info@northsailing.is) or give us…

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Vilborg has reached the South Pole!

A long awaited moment for Vilborg Arna happened yesterday when she reached the South Pole! She is the first Icelander to take on this amazing journey alone, a total of 1140 km in 60 days. She claims that the feeling is unreal and it will take her some time to realize her achievment. She is…

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Vilborg about to reach the South Pole

We bring you more news from the South Pole where our friend and colleague Vilborg Arna takes on the last kilometres to attain her goal. She estimates that it will only take her two more days. The journey has taken her 58 days so far; five days ago she had reached 1000 km and a…

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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…

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Supporting Vilborg to the South Pole

Like many Icelanders North Sailing follows in awe as Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir takes on the South Pole. Her journey started on 20 November and she estimates that it will take her 50 days to reach the Pole. This is in fact her second expedition this year, but last spring Vilborg crossed the Greenland glacier.  …

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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. 

Akureyri Whale Watching in November

North Sailing has now started whale watching from Akureyri.  Departures every day from Akureyri at 13:30. For further information and booking, you are welcome to call captain Hrólfur directly on his mobile: 898 7016.  This is basically the standard 3 hours tour and costs EUR 54,-   Sightings have been great on the first tours:…

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Húsavík elementary school

This morning we invited the 3 senior classes from Húsavík elementary school for a 3 hour whale watching tour.  The weather was beautiful, light southerly winds and almost clear skies. Recently, there has been abundances of whales in the bay and today was no exception, about 10 Humpback whales and 2 Killer whales (Orca) were…

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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!…

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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…

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