Blue Whales again

This morning we spotted three Blue whales in Skjálfandi Bay. We haven't seen the Blue whales now for more than a week so we were really glad to see those giants again.     Passenger on board schooner Haukur looking at one of Blue whales     The Blue whales were very calm so it was easy…

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A sunny day

Today, after a lot of fog, rain and cold northerly wind for the last few days, the sun started to shine again here in Húsavík. This morgning we took both Náttfari and Bjöss Sör out for whale whatching with 115 passengers.     One of the Humpback whales close to our boat Náttfari    …

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Six departures each day from 1st of July

From today, 1st of July and until 11th of July there will be six departures each day. You can see the timetable by clicking here.     The weather here in Húsavík has been rather bad for the last few days, rainy and strong wind. So today we could only go out twice. In those…

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Blue Whales become common visitors to Skjálfandi Bay

In 2006, Húsavík whale watchers saw a surge in the number of humpback whales.  Two years later, even larger whales are visiting Skjálfandi Bay in record numbers.     One of the Humpback whales in Skjálfandi bay.     Why are so many oversized tourists visiting Húsavík? Alas, they are only here for the food……

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Humpback almost inside the harbour

Sometimes we don´t have to go far away from the harbour to find the whales. Last night when we were coming back to the harbour from the evening tour we found a Humpback whale almost inside the harbour. This was a fantastic end of a successful tour because erlier we spotted Blue whales, another Humpback…

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NS-2 season has started

The NS-2 season started June 20th and will go on until 15th of August. The first tours have been excellent, plenty of whales, thousands of puffins and a good northerly wind that allows us to turn off the engine and put up sails to get us back home.     Blue whale blowing close to…

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Wounded Humpback whale

The wounded Humpback whale has been here in the bay for at least one week now. He has been very lively and we are pretty sure that he is not in a lot of pain from his wounded fluke. But it is clear that this Humpback has got tangled in a ghost net (net that…

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The Blue whales are here again – Pictures

Captain Hrólfur and guide Þórdís managed to find two Blue whales just few minutes ago. One of those Blue whales is really big, more then 20 meters long, and the crew managed to get very close to this unbelievably big animals.        This is the second time this season that we see Blue whales here in Skjálfandi bay and…

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Trip to Grímsey island next saturday

We will sail to Grímsey island next saturday, 21st of July if weather conditions are good and enough participation. Departure from the North Sailing dock at 15:00.       Price: 6500 ISK Included: Icelandic meat soup and beverage on the way to Grímsey island, and hot chocolate & cinnamon rolls on the way back…

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Three incentive tours last saturday

Along with the four scheduled whale watching tours on last saturday we went on three incentive tours with staff from icelandic company´s, Eimskip, Air Iceland and Húnagull, all in all 288 passengers. Staff from Eimskip playing volleyball in Flatey island The first group from Eimskip went on board Bjössi Sör and sailed to Flatey island.…

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Five Blue Whales

The Blue whales are spread around the bay and they are diving for a very long time. But captain Hreiðar managed to get close to two Blue whales and all the passengers on board Bjössi Sör had a good look at these majestic animals.   We sure hope that the Blue whales will stay here in the bay…

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Blue Whales in Skjálfandi bay

Just a few minutes ago the crew on board Náttfari spotted two Blue whales in Skjálfandi bay. Náttfari is now on its way back home with 56 passengers from the morning trip. Next tours are at 13:30, 17:00 and 20:15. Hopefully we will have some pictures and more information about the Blue whales later today

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Mother and a calf

A rare sight was seen yesterday when we spotted a mother Minke with a small calf alongside her. The calf was very curious and came pretty close to our boat, but the mother was very awake and protective and always placed herself between the calf and the boat. We didn´t want to disturb them for…

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A dozen years of loyalty

Mr. Sinclair Dunnet from Nature Trek has been coming here to Húsavík, visiting North Sailing with groups of people from the U.K. since 1996, this makes it the twelfth consecutive year. North Sailing was founded in 1995 and that means Mr. Dunnett has only missed the very first summer in Whale watching here at Skjálfandi…

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Plenty of whales on a sunny day

This beautiful morning our boat Bjössi Sör went whale whatching with around 30 passengers. The weather has been brilliant here in Húsavík the last couple of days, and today was no exeption.   Humpback Whale stretching in the calm sea. Photo taken by Captain Hrólfur. And just after a few minutes the first whale was…

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North Sailing team at RumRegatta in Flensburg

This winter on his visit to Húsavík, polar explorer Arved Fuchs invited North Sailing to participate with him and his Dagmar Aaen crew during the RumRegatta festival in Flensburg. Mast forest at the Flensburg fjord. It was an offer that was too good to turn down so North Sailing sent 4 men to go onboard…

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The whale school visits North Sailing

The reason for this visit was to work on a project in a new Whale school which one of former North Sailing guide, Hilda, has established.   The fifth graders on the way home, happy after a successful tour. The bay was calm but lively and we managed to spot a few Minke whales, Humback and a group of…

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First whale watching tour for Náttfari this season

This morning Náttfari went out for the first time this season whale watching with passengers. The bay was very lively and our crew members, with good help from the passengers, managed to spot three species of whales; Humpbakcs, Minke and Harbore porpoise. Náttfari in his first tour of the 2008 season. In the back is…

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A Humpback returns after bad weather

  Happy passengers leaving the boat after a successful morning tour.   North Sailing has been offering 2 trips per day, at 10:00 and 13:30 from the beginning of May with the exception of few days when it was not possible at all to go out.  Today was the first day that a humpback was…

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