The construction work in Gardar has been successful since new year, and non unforeseen problems have come up. Following are some pictures, taken in January and February 2010. HÞ In the Wheelhouse Jonas is tightening the frontdeck with Wool. Adalsteinn is painting the Engine room. Big plans ! Down…Details
Work on Hildur is proceeding nicely in C.J. Skibs- og Bådebyggeri shipyard in Egernsund, Denmark. Every day there are around a dozen men working in the shipyard, both Danish as well as few Icelanders from Húsavík and surroundings. The weather has been quite cold with snowy days and in fact, it´s been colder in Egernsund…Details
As the Icelandic team is now leaving Egernsund for Húsavík, Schooner Hildur sees a turning point in her life. For the last few months she has been losing weight as more and more worn oak planks, stanchions and steel parts such as the engine and wheelhouse have been torn off and hauled up on the…Details
For the past few days there have been up to 10 men working on Garðar in Húsavík harbour. A temporary shelter is beeing built over the boat to make all work easier on deck, giving shelter from rain or snow. Following are a few photos of this week´s work. The shelter is beeing built …Details
The last few weeks 4 Icelanders have been staying in Egernsund in Denmark, near the German borders in order to work on North Sailing's schooner to be. Hildur in mid November Their job has been mainly to take out everything that cannot be used and has to be replaced such as…Details
North Sailing has been nominated for the Icelandic Tourist Board´s Environmental Awards 2009. The purpose of the awards is to put focus on tourism organisations that are active in environmental issues. They are meant to encourage tourism companies and their customers to be more concerned about their environment with the industry´s future in mind. This…Details
Garðar, built in Esbjerg, Denmark is one of the largest oak boats afloat in Iceland Restoration of Garðar, a 109 ton oak boat continued during the summer and this fall the project was put into full swing were around 10-12 men work daily on this complicated and extensive reconstruction. But it’s It´s not only…Details
During this tour we found some lively white beaked dolphins.
Minke whale was the entertainment that our guests got to enjoy while sailing out on Skjálfandi bay both on during those two days.
Today it was quite lively, we spotted a minke whale as well as some harbour porpoises and close to the mountains there was a small quorious seal swimming around:)
The Minke whale seen 2 days ago hasn´t been found although seen by some fishermen every now and then. It seems to be feeding in the shallower parts of the bay but disapearing when we come to the area.
Finally after searching around in the bay, capt. Hrólfur and guide Christain managed to find a minke whale!
The same difficult situation: no whales were spotted during these days…
Hildur came to port in Egernsund this morning and the journey was overall very successful. We´ll post some further news of the sailing when the crew returns to Húsavík. Following pictures were taken this morning when Hildur sailed to port in Egensund. Hildur kom til Egernsund í morgun og gekk ferðin á heildina litið…Details
Unfortunately we did not find any whales during these days…
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North Sailing´s newest boat, Hildur, sailed off to Egernsund, Denmark on August 31st where she´ll be converted into a two mast schooner this winter. Currently, the boat is sailing off the south coast of Norway and plans to arrive at Skagen around noon tomorrow. The trip has been successful in every way and the boat…Details
In 1 out of 3 trips did we see whales today… It wasn´t until in the 17 o´clock tour that we found the Humpback again. One tricky whale this Humpback! 😉