North Sailing provides new, cosy overalls also for kids

Whale watching on Skjálfandi Bay can get quite chilly, even in summertime. Out on sea the temperatures are usually a few degrees less than on shore, and the wind can add to that. North Sailing therefore  provides professional, warm overalls from the icelandic brand 66North for all passengers. Now we have bought brandnew overalls for…

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Whales in the evening sun

Tonight I had the pleasure to sail the evening tour together with captain Már onboard “Bjössi Sör”. It didn’t take us long until we found a nice group of white-beaked dolphins, just 15 minutes after we had left the harbor.  We stayed with the dolphins for a while until we decided to sail further west,…

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Amazing blue whale encounters!!!

We went out in beautiful weather conditions this morning onboard our biggest boat “Garðar” and set the course north-west, into an area where we had seen some whale during the last couple of days. To make it short: It was an amazing tour!!! In total we spotted a big number of minke whales (probably around…

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Lively bay and harbour

Another wonderful day in Husavik, lots of sun, beautiful mountains and lots of wildlife. We saw big groups of puffins, arctic terns and fulmars, all close to 2 blue whales feeding north from Husavik. On the way we lingered with humpback whales, who were close to the boat and showing their beautiful flukes high above…

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Another good day out on the bay

Today we have seen a lot of different whales and white-beaked dolphins. On one tour we headed out the harbour and we immediately encountered 2 humpback whales, very close by the cliffs. After some time with them we crossed the bay and saw a minke whale on the way to the “fish rock” laying West…

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4 species, including 5 Blue whales!

Today we were privileged to see five blue whales, some where close to the mountains, some close to Sandur, the beautiful black beach located at the Southern part of Skjálfandi Bay. The sea was like a mirror and the sighting conditions perfect.   We spotted the first blow, which can reach up to 20 meters,…

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Bumpy, but still amazing

Today was really good. The morning trip was wet though, and quite rough, with some people getting sea sick. We headed directly towards the mountains, hoping for the same feast as yesterday but with no real luck. We got treated though by loads of Dolphins, funny since we saw none of them yesterday. In the…

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North Sailing staff meeting

It is the time of the midnight sun when the whale watching season in Húsavík is finally in full swing and the North Sailing staff members from Húsavík and all over the world gather for the summer season. While we only count 15 staff members in winter this number goes up to almost 100 in…

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Amazing Day

Today was absolutely amazing. Not only was the weather very good, but the Whales were fantastic. Funny enough though, it did not look like the morning trip would be too good, we sailed for a long, long time, across the bay to the mountains without seeing anything. Reports from other boats were just the same,…

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Whale adventure!

It’s very hard to describe in words the feeling of seeing the big BLUE whales, especially seeing more than one of them and just a one hour sailings away from the harbour of Húsavík.   Whether I’ve been on our NS-2 Whales, Puffins and Sails or on the Orignal Whale Watching tour (NS-1) it has…

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WHALE PARTY!

Recent days have been excellent in the bay of Skjálfandi. The food conditions are obviously good for both birdlife and whales. And not just any whales, the big BLUES are here!   Blue whales (deu: blauwal), humpback whales (deu: buckelwal), minke whale (deu: zwergwal) and dolphins have been feeding all in the same place, just…

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White sails and blue whales

The day was great for our guests aboard Schooner Hildur for our Whales, puffins & sails tour.  In the morning tour we had 4 different species and quite a lot of good sailing in the northerly breeze.  Those species included, white beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and even a blue whale although we didn’t…

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What a day, what a bay!

What a day, what a bay, what can I say!?  Well, I can say that I sailed the fantastic schooner Hildur with a fantastic crew (Remy, Martin, Ármann & Hildur) today and yesterday, a total of 4 NS2 trips and it was bloody fantastic!  Humpbacks, minkes and dolphins plus Puffin Island so full of puffins…

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There he blows… right next to our boat!

It was a perfect day yesterday for our schooner tour „Whales, Puffins and Sails“ . Captain Alli and Boatsman/Guide  Nils took twelve passengers out on our schooner HAUKUR. The passengers soon found their favorite spot on deck and settled in, meaning they had their cameras ready to catch the nicest moments of the tour.  …

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Safetypractice on board schooner HAUKUR

Today a crew of seven went out on our schooner HAUKUR on our monthly safety drill. While the weather was not offering perfect conditions for whale watching we used the time and occasion for checking the rigging and testing the new reefing system. Our boatsman Agnes has done a great job, and we are now…

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A bit cold today? The whales did not think so.

What a phantastic day we had out there in Skjálfandi Bay today. We went out with „Bjössi Sör“ and a very international passenger crowd. Our guests today came from all over Europe, the US and even as far as Australia. Although the beautiful sunny weather we had for the last couple of days was replaced…

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Blue whales in the bay!!!

We just got word from captain Heimir on our sailing schooner “Hildur”, that they (together with North Sailing’s other boat “Bjössi Sör” with captain Hrólfur) have been watching at least three (maybe even four) blue whales on the morning tour. It is of course an amazing sight to see the largest animal on the planet…

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Still perfect whale watching conditions!

The last couple of days (and also today) we still had amazing whale watching conditions.   During the morning tour we spotted a total of three humpback whales: One of them (a very big individual) in the middle of the bay and two more humpbacks close to the “Fish Rock” (Fiskisker) in the western part…

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Humpbacks, minkes and dolphins!

The whale watching conditions are still very good here in Skjálfandi Bay and today we saw all the three species from yesterday again: Humpback whale, minke whale and white-beaked dolphin.   In the morning we found our first whale only 20 minutes after leaving the harbour: A humpback whale, not far from Húsavík! It was…

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Big feeding frenzy!!!

On a day like this I love the job as a whale-watching guide!!! During both tours we had absolutely beaufitul weather conditions (flat sea, sun, and up to 18°C), and we were able to watch some big feeding frenzies today.   Close to the “Fish Rock” (which is located on the western side of the…

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