Feeding Humpback whale

Today there were some great moments on board our boat Knörrinn, when a Humpback whale was seen feeding in the surface, very close to the boat. Christian guide, managed to capture these moments on camera and following are a few pictures of this active Humpback whale.   ©Christian Schmidt ©Christian Schmidt ©Christian Schmidt ©Christian Schmidt…

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First Humpback whale of the season!

Great news from the crew of Knörrinn: First Humpback of the season spotted! We have not been out there for some days now due to stormy weather but today the wind has slowed down and the sun is shining. Hopefully the temperature will increase and bring more whales and birds into our bay.   Hopefully…

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The Search

Trip #5 began with much anticipation…we tried really hard to locate the Minke-Whale we have seen yesterday…the weather was again “Icelandic” but it shows that our “April-passengers” are well aware of the weather conditions in this time of the year. All well prepared clothing-wise we headed out and faced the cold wind and drizzle. This…

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Hurray!

Trip #4… In good spirit on our trustworthy KNÖRRINN we saild out again. The weather still cold, a bit rainy, and very, very Icelandic:-) Passengers dressed well for the weather and were also provided of course with our Overalls and rain-coats. Once again a cold wid in the face we headed out and it took…

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On we go…

The 3rd trip of th season…the weather has changed. it is getting more windy and colder again. well, just a typical Icelandic April:-) Today we used our good old boat KNÖRRINN for the first time again. To the delight ofg our passengers, once again a larger group of Harbor Porpoises were showing up, quite nicely…

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Season start 2012

The first tour of the season was on April 2nd. The weather was beautiful but really cold with some fresh snow around and a couple of minus centigrades. The second tour was today and the weather was a little bit milder and the sea was quite flat. We sailed out across the bay towards the…

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LA Times Travel with an article on North Sailing's Greenland tour

In co-operation with our Canadian partners, we are very proud that an article about on our Greeland tour was published in LA Times Travel section on March 2nd, 2012.   The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It was the second-largest metropolitan newspaper in circulation in the…

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GEO's photo of the day

A photo from North Sailing’s Greenland tour has been chosen the readers’ photo of the day at GEO magazine in Germany. The photo is taken by captain Heimir on his tour to Greenland in 2010 and shows Schooner Hildur by this amazing glacier in Scoresby Sound fjord.     For the original news click here.

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Mid Atlantic Seminar & Trade Show

The Mid-Atlantic Seminar & Trade Show, organised by the airline Icelandair, was held in Reykjavík in early February. It is an annual key event in tourism and offers the ideal setting for travel industry professionals from around the globe to meet, work together and exchange ideas. Conveniently located in Iceland, midway between Europe and North…

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Happy new year!

The whole staff of North Sailing would like to wish everyone a very Happy & Prosperous New Year! Let us all hope that 2012 is a great year for the Whales & Marine Life we love and respect so much !  

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Mark Carwardine is inspired by Iceland

Zoologist Mark Carwardine is an award winning writer, media personality and wildlife photographer who visited us last summer. We are honoured to post this interview on our page and hope this will “inspire” you to join North Sailing for a magical whale watching trip! Zoologist Mark Carwardine is an award winning writer, media personality and…

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Autumn works

Our webpage’s newsmonger is on duty again and will during the winter report regularly what is happening within North Sailing during the winter, so keep posted !!!   North Sailing’s boat fleet is now being moved to the shipyard for it’s yearly restoration and makeover.   Stefán Gunnarsson and Garðar are renewing the heating system…

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Season 2011 has come to an end

Ahoy!   A very successful 2011 season has come to an end. In general, this was probably one of the most exciting seasons of the company´s 17 seasons so far! We had all of our 6 beautiful oak boats in full operation going on very diverse tours; from the 3 hour Original Whale Watching, to…

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Humpbacks and minkes still around

Both yesterday and today we have seen two species of baleen whales, the humpback whale and the minke whale. On yesterday’s tour we first saw a minke whale and got some really nice views at it, before we continued sailing and trying to find the humpback whales, that we had seen a couple of days…

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Sailing again!

Today we went out at 10 o´clock after two days of bad weather. There are southerly winds in the charts until Sunday afternoon so hopefully we´ll be able to take out adventerous passengers to see the whales in Skjálfandi Bay during the next days.   We´ll post some news about today´s tour later today.  …

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Northerly winds today, but southerly tomorrow

The weather was not favorable for whale watching yesterday (Monday), and it´s still too windy and rough for whale watching today. However, the outlook for Wednesday and the next days is much better as the Icelandic Met Office is predicting southerly winds for our area.   For further informaion about whale watching in October, plase…

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The Humpbacks are back!

We went out this morning into the area where we had seen a minke whale yesterday, but even though we were scanning the area carefully, there was no sign of the minke. So we decided to sail a bit further out and that paid off!   From a distance we saw first one, and then…

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Dolphin day in Skjálfandi Bay

The tour this morning was quite similar to the tour yesterday, there was still a lot of life in the bay. Just a few minutes after we left the harbour, captain Már spotted the first black dorsal fin of a dolphin. In the beginning we were wondering why this dolphin was travelling alone, but soon…

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Nice conditions and plenty of whales

We couldn’t go out yesterday as there was far too strong wind to go out and search for the whales. So when I went out with captain Már this morning, we didn’t really know what to expect.   It is always interesting to go out the first time again after a bad weather period. And…

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