North Sailing´s tv channel

In summer 2008 we had a team visiting from Realnature.tv from Kiel, Germany and in cooperation with our guide, Martin Varga, they documented whale watching with North Sailing as well as other subjects. The dialogs are in German but the clips speak for themselves. 🙂 The result can be seen on North Sailing´s realnature.tv channel. North Sailing…

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October Whale Watching

This season has been a long one for North Sailing as we started with our scheduled tours on April 19th and today, october 14th, we‘re still taking passengers out to explore Skjálfandi Bay. On october 10th we sailed out with several brave tourists from 4 different countries: The Netherlands, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Russia. At this…

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An autumn coast culture staff tour

The ordinary work was skipped this day and on a small bus the group ventured north over Tjörnes peninsular, visiting museum of Mánárbakki and then later the national park of Vatnajökull where a new visitors center was visited.   The main goal of the tour was to have fun with friends and co-workers but visiting…

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September super tour!

It was a september super tour that was offered today by captain Hreiðar Olgeirsson and guide, Þórdís Jóhannesdóttir when they ventured out to Skjálfandi bay on m/b Bjössi Sör. The last few days have been tricky with some unsuccessful tours but others with minke whales, humpback whales and even bottlenosed whales.   Today however they…

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North Sailing at Vestnorden for the 14th time!

Heimir Harðarson and Sunna Guðmundsdóttir, landlady of Gamli Baukur, went to Vestnorden Travel Mart 2008.  This was Sunna's first time at the travelmart that this time was held in Reykjavík.  For Heimir though it was more of a reunion as he was now attending his 11th Vestnorden since his first in 1996.     North Sailing thanks all…

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whale watching twice a day throughout September

Two trips are scheduled every day throughout September.  At 10:00 and 13:30.   So far September has been rather difficult with some tours without a sighting.  Other tours have though been successful and a total of 6 species have been spotted recently:  Bottlenosed whales, Minke whales, humpback whales, Blue whales, porpoises and dolhins.    

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The humpback is back!

After few weeks where the bottlenosed whales have been the main entertainer the humpback is back!  Most of August has seen Northern bottlenosed whales play the main role in the bay but in the last trip of today captain Hreiðar and guide Thordis found a humpback whale to much joy after two very poor trips…

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Another successful 3day sailing with Haukur

After a highly successful season of NS2 (Whales, Puffins & Sails) had ended, Schooner Haukur haeded out for a 3 day adventure. The crew was Nils the head guide of Haukur, also playing the role of boatsman and last but not least the cook!  Captain Heimir got to go on this wonderful tour for the first time and his and…

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Bottlenosed whales still in main role!

Northern bottlenosed whales have now been in main role in Skjálfandi Bay for few weeks.  These peculiar whales are perhaps not the easiest whales to watch as they can dive for a long time and swim very fast.  But if you get close to them you might be lucky to get a good show as…

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Arved Fuchs – Ice Climate Education in Húsavík

During 10th – 20th of August a group of 14 students from 12 different nations stayed in Húsavík. The reason was Arved's Fuchs second Ice Climate Education, (the first one was held in Spitsbergen (Svalbard) last year).   The group was altogether 25 people, including teachers and lecturers and last but not least the chef…

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Martin Varga

January 2006 The first e-mail which left my computer in Germany arrived a few seconds later on the mail-account of North Sailing in Húsavík on Iceland. I had to wait a couple of days, but than I got a reply from Heimir with mainly one question: – Dear Martin, are you experienced in sailing? Hhhmmmm,…

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Northern Bottlenosed Whales in Skjálfandi

For the last week or so we have spotted two northern bottlenosed whales in many of our tours. These whales are rarely seen in inlets and bays, preferring deeper waters. No other whale species, except sperm whales, dives as deep as the northern bottlenose whale. Their diet, like that of other toothed whales, consists mainly…

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Schooner Haukur at the “Great fish day” in Dalvík

The great fish day is an annual festival held in the beginning of August in Dalvíkurbyggð. This year, North Sailing was invited to be „Honorary guest from sea“ and we sailed  with our schooner Haukur to Dalvík where guests were invited for a tour on board. From 11:00-16:00 there was non-stop  traffic of visitors to…

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Rémy Tokouda

This summer Rémy Tokouda from New-Caledonia has been working for us here at North Sailing. Rémy arrived in beginning of June. He was hitchhiking around Iceland and wanted to earn a some money to continue his journey. But he liked it so much here that he decided to spend the rest of his time in Iceland…

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Amazing town festival now over

Mærudagar (e. Sweet Days), annual town festival, finished on Sunday. The festival was very successful, locals and guests enjoyed all sorts of happenings and gatherings in Húsavík. The weather was, and still is, amazing and made the festival even more memorable. People enjoying the weather in front of Café Skuld Two dances with local bands…

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Busy day

Today we had a really big day so big that we had to rent an extra boat, Níels Jónsson, a 30 ton oak boat from Eyjarfjörður. We took Níels out for two tours today and we were very happy with the boat. The weather was fantastic today, sunny and 20°C and the Bay is full…

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Killer whales killing a minke whale!

About a 100 passengers on North Sailing boats witnessed a group of Killer whales killing a Minke whale today. Something very few people have witnessed before was encountered by two of North Sailing boats.  It was an emotional moment when people could see the wild nature at its wildest when the minke whale was being slaughtered.…

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Plenty of whales in Skjálfandi Bay

For the last few days there has been a lot of whales inside Skjálfandi Bay. We have spotted Dolphins, Minkes, a lot of Humpbacks and Blue whales. The weather has also been good and the weather forecast for the week is great.     Passengers taking pictures of a Humpback whale.     Annual Húsavík…

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Humpbacks and Minkes

Skjálfandi Bay is full of whales at the moment. This morning we sailed across the Bay and saw four Humpback whales and six Minke whales close to the mountains of Kinn.     One of the Humpback whales between two of North Sailings boats, Bjössi Sör and Knörrinn     One of the Humpback whales…

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Schooner Activ in Húsavík

The 40 meter long Schooner Activ just after arrival in Húsavík this morning. The 20 meter long Schooner Haukur is very small in comparison. This morning a majestic 3 mast schooner sailed into Húsavík harbour.   Danish built in 1951, Schooner Activ is owned by the Baltic Schooner Company and registered in London.  Captain Jonas Bergsoe and…

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