A fin whale or not?

This morning it was a really nice, calm weather and we didn’t travel for long when the crew on Bjössi Sör called us to say they saw a minke whale. We were on Haukur not far from them and headed directly towards them. When I had seen it a couple of times I started having…

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Unpredictable weather and whales

Today the weather was really unpredictable, changing from sunny to raining and back again in the matter of minutes. At one time it was even raining and sunny at the same time. Still we didn’t let that stop us and went out in search of the whales. On my first tour I saw some very…

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Three amazing trips

I went out on three trips today and each one was absolutely amazing. The first one had a slow start, one minke whale that was incredibly busy and had no time to show us itself.  We tried to get a good look at it but no matter how hard we tried we couldn’t get a…

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Morning trip on Garðar

Today my first trip was on Garðar with captain Einar. The weather was really nice and we sailed over the bay towards Víknafjöll were the minke whales have been staying the last few days. We saw a few minke whales and managed to get quite close to some of them before the time was up…

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Pictures from passengers

Sometimes passengers send us pictures they have taken on our tours. It‘s always nice to see these beautiful pictures so if you have any feel free to send them our way. Here are a few pictures of a minke whale taken by passenger Neil Shaddick on a tour he went on the 20th of July.…

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Foggy day

Today was incredibly foggy and I was a little nervous going on the first tour, since we didn‘t know where the whales had moved since last night.  While it took some time to find the first whales it was a very pleasant trip and we got a look of some elusive harbour porpoises and a…

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Hildur starts sailing

Last Saturday, July the 31st, at 16:00 hours our new schooner Hildur sailed its first whale watching tour. A four hour voyage of NS-2, Whales, Puffins and Sails, and the tour was successful! Hildur is a two masted schooner, takes up to 50 passengers and is thus the third largest vessel in our fleet. We…

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Blue whales in the far north

Today was remarkable, although regrettably not likely to repeat itself. Two blue whales wandered into the bay in the northwest, around Flatey. Our crew was lucky enough to spot their giant blows while they were searching for minkes in the west. As they approached they realized that it was a mother and a calf swimming…

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Minke whales aggressively feeding

  Our regular readers should know by now that there has been no shortage of Minke whales in the Bay this summer.  Some say this will be known in history as “the great minke-summer of 2010”!  Since the Minkes never lift their fluke and often stay submerged for a long time (not to mention their…

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NS-2 Whales, Puffins & Sails

 Have you tried going out on a whale watching trip on a sailing boat? North Sailing offers passengers to go on a whale watching tour on one of our two sailing boats. The Puffin Island is visited and of course the crew puts up the sails with the passengers assistance. It‘s always amazing to…

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So many Minke whales!

Coming out of the harbor, I noticed the weather was incredibly mild in the bay.  It didn’t take long until we spotted the first Minke whale.  It seemed to be quite busy feeding, and dove for quite long, so getting a good look at it proved difficult.  All of a sudden, we spotted another Minke…

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Mærudagar in Húsavík

There is currently a festival going on in Húsavík called Mærudagar. It translates to something like Candydays. Because of Mærudagar there is a lot going on in Húsavík these days and especially in the harbour area including, but not limited to, beach volleyball, a horse show, a motorcycle show, a market, a ram show and…

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Garðar ready for passengers

At midnight yesterday Garðar sailed for the first time into Skjálfandi bay with passengers. It was the annual Mærudagar midnight sailing trip and today was Garðar‘s first whale watching tour. It was a great success with minke whales, white beaked dolphins and fantastic weather.   Guide Þórdís in an extremely good mood.   The first…

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Garðar's first whale watching tour

Today was quite a day in the history of North Sailing when Garðar sailed out whale watching for the first time. I got the honor of being the first guide to take passengers out and it was indeed a successful first tour. There was practically no wind, the surface completely still and we hadn’t gone…

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