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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New Year Greeting with Summary for 2012

We at North Sailing are very happy with yet another fantastic whale watching year in Húsavík, Ólafsfjörður and Akureyri not to mention our wonderful expeditions in Greenland. We are grateful for all the passengers we have had the pleasure to serve on board our boats this year, and we are already looking forward to 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.

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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