The Sea is Alive

Today the bay was teaming with life. As we left the harbor mouth we saw a puffling, going for one of its first swims in the big ocean. The bay was calm as we made our way towards Lundey and perhaps this encouraged the harbor porpoises to come close to look at our boat. We…

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The Clouds Have Lifted

After several days of cloudy weather which had obscured Víknafjöll, we finally got a good look at the mountains today. They always make the bay feel somewhat smaller, but more majestic.   The North Atlantic was calm as glass on the way to Lundey, and the sun shone in all its glory. The puffins too seemed…

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Humpback tries to come on board!

The weather in the Bay just keeps getting better and better, and sunscreen was a definite must today! The sea today was fairly calm, with not too much wind and all in all great conditions for some sailing and whale watching. After our first visit to Lundey (where the puffins also seem to be enjoying…

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Rain, rainbows and whales

For the first time in a while, we had some sun and blue skies today! The sea was not too calm, but not too rough either, and Hildur was lucky enough to have some great whale sightings. A pair of “jam-relaxed” humpback whales paid us a visit in the west of the Bay this morning,…

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Magical day in the Skjálfandi Bay

This day out in the bay on our lovely sailing boat Hildur had a lot of surprises. Even though we had occasional rain periods throughout the day we had several good sightings. Due to the light rain and short sunny moments we had rainbows appear everywhere, turning the tours into a magical experience. After enjoying…

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Wet and cold, but beautiful

Hildur went out in the rain in the afternoon and it was wet and cold. You couldn´t see across the bay in this weather and the mountains surrounding  Skjalfandibay was hidden in the grey clouds. The guest onboard was in good mood and thougt the weather was just as like home, “just like british summer” said  the…

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Full sails

Sailing Opal is alway enjoyable. We had better winds for sailing today then preivoius day so we had plenty of sails up. Even if we prioritize the whalewatching we still have time to do a really nice sailing too during our 4 hours whales, puffins and sails tour.  Nils was guiding about dolphins, minkewhales, humpbackwhales, puffins and different bird while me and Barbara and…

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Several species spotted from Haukur

There was a great atmosphere onboard schooner Haukur as we set out into the bay, the guests were excited and the crew were looking forward to seeing what this new day would bring. As we were travelling across the bay, one of our youngest passengers noticed a great deal of splashing happening ahead of us…

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Breaching humpback steals the show

As we set out on Hildur into the bay on a slightly overcast Monday morning, we had no idea what was in store for us that day. Puffin Island or Lundey was a treat, I think there were more puffins than I’d ever seen before taking fligh around their rocky island.    There was some…

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Curious humpback whale

Today was a fantastic day on Hildur, where the sea was calm, and we found some amazing animals. Close to Puffin island we had a surprise visit from 4 white beaked dolphins, there were playing around. Today the whales has been hanging around, close to the mountains so we crossed the bay, and found some…

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Beautiful fluke lifts

Today has been really nice and the sea was totally flat. In the beginning, the weather was foggy, but we sailed out of the fog and found a clear sky, and lots off humpback whales. The Humpback whales where very active and there was many whales in the same area. The humpbacks whales were really…

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Special fluke

Today the weather started out being very nice, and with a flat sea and we had a great tour. We found a very nice humpback whale, which had 2 yellow spots on its fluke, so it was really easy to recognize from the other humpback whales. In the afternoon, the weather became foggy, and made…

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Whalewatching in Skjalfándi

The weather is fair. A little fog in the bay creates a mysterious atmosphere. As we sail to Lundey (puffin Island) we are surrounded by quite some birdlife. Arctic terns, kittiwakes, and some guillemots. At the island the puffins are going wild. Lots of them in the air today. We also spotted 2 skua’s, probably…

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Sailing on Hildur

Today we’re sailing on Hildur, one of the schooners we have. Named after the valkyrie Hildr. We have some slight drizzle though luckily the whales don’t mind some rain. We started out at puffin island, most of the puffins have now laid their egg and the island is filled with their white chests. With some…

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a different mood in the bay

A very calm and foggy day, but that’s just a different way to experience the beauty of being out at sea. Barbara, guide and deckhand         there was a whale.         a humpback going for a dive.         white beaked dolphins leaving traces.         Opal and Lundey.

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a beautiful day out

Just another beautiful sailing day out on Skjálfandi Bay. In the morning we encountered a blue whale even before reaching the Puffins at Lundey. Later we spent some time with a few humpback whales. Everybody seemed to be in a nice and calm mood today, our passengers and the whales. On the was back to…

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Sea, sails and sun

It was a lovely sailing today on Hildur. The sun was shinning and the wind conditions were perfect for a great sailing time. Our passengers were rewarded of their participation with sails by the presence of numerous humpbacks. It was one of these days when all seems to work effortlessly thanks to mother nature. Let’s…

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Hide and seek on sails

Our schooner Hildur was put up to quite a challenge today: following the whales on wind power. The day was ideal for some nice sailing but our friends the giants happened to be quite difficult to catch up.  As our guests were brilliantly helping the crew with the manoeuvres, we eventually all got a good…

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All sails up!

Today, it was a good choice to come with us on Hildur. On the morning tour, we oysted sails straight out of the harbor. Our passengers got to help us with this and to enjoy a nice sailing towards Lundey, the puffin island. After which, we kept sailing as we crossed the bay and met…

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Schooner Haukur in Iceland’s longest fjord

This summer, North Sailing has been offering exclusive tours to Eyjafjörður, “the fjord of islands”. Whale watching, sailing, sea angling, swimming and island hopping is tailored into these costume-made tours.    The following pictures are from last week’s tour.   Photographs by Arnaldur/pix.is     Captain and crew; Hörður, Heiðrún and Egill.     Sailing;…

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Fair winds and good sailing!

Today I had some very nice trips at Hildur, even though we some troubles finding the whales in the first tour. When we least expected it, a humpback showed up 30 meters from the ship and later on got as close that we even smelled the breathe! At our way back we saw another humpback.…

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