2 + 2 = Humpbacks and minkes

A humpback whale together with up to 5 minke whales have been spotted on all tours so far this season. Today, the number of Humpbacks doubled and two minke whales were spotted as well.   Today, to much joy of captain Hrólfur and Guide Nils, members from the Húsavík whale museum got on board for…

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New websites for North Sailing's operations

Today, North Sailing opened 5 new websites.  They are designed and hosted by Outcome Software, under the supervision of Arngrímur Arnarson.    The websites are intended to promote three main projects or products of North Sailing, that is "Húsavík Whale Watching", "Schooner Haukur" and "Restaurant Gamli Baukur".  The websites are linked together to emphasize the fact that these…

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Humpback whale in the first official tour of 2008!

  Nils Bjartur watches the humpback whale with the fantastic backdrop of Kinnarfjöll Mountains.   Picture: Hrólfur Þórhallsson A humpback and a minke whale were spotted in the first official whale watching tour of the season this year. Captain   Hrólfur and Guide Nils Bjartur ventured out on m/b Bjössi Sör with 6 passengers to set…

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The first whale of the 14th season…

  A minke whale near the mountains of Vík. Lot of snow is still in the mountains but today the temperature rose up to almost 15 degrees. The bay seemed lively and within just 20 minutes a big minke whale was spotted as well as a seal (bladder nose seal). Lots of birds have arrived…

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A great Bluesconcert

A great Blues concert was held at Gamli Baukur last weekend when Andrea Gylfadottir and her team consisting of Guðmundur Pétursson on guitar, Birgir Baldursson on drums, Róbert Þórhallsson on bass and Einar Rúnarsson on hammond.   Blúsmenn Andreu About 70 people enjoyd these world class musicians and some claimed it being their best concert…

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Merry christmas and a happy new year!

North Sailing – Húsavík Whale Watching wishes everyone merry christmas and a happy new year. We hope 2008 will be a good year for everyone. The days are short in Húsavík now, actually today is the shortest day of the year but from now the daylight will increase by few minutes every day. This picture…

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North Sailing gets “Innovation awards 2007”

SAF, the Icelandic travel industry association has awarded North Sailing with their “Innovation award” for the year 2007. North Sailing is merited this prestigious award for its innovativeness from the very beginning, having had a clear vision and worked towards their goals systematically. Furthermore, for having positive influence in the community of Húsavík and focusing…

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A humpback whale delights North Sailings´ passangers

After a couple of windy days North Sailings´ boat Bjössi Sör went out on Skjálfandi Bay yesterday. Despite the southern blow captain Hrólfur and the guide Hildur spottet a humpback whale, which was very delight for the crew and 15 passangers. Humpback whales haven´t been seen in the bay since the end of August and…

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Orcas in the bay!

After two days of cancellation due to strong northern wind the tours are back on schedule. A group of Orcas was therefore a welcome delight for North Sailing´s crew and passangers this morning. These majestic whales are not a common sight near the North East Shore of Iceland, though they seem to pop up in…

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Not just whales!

There are not only whales that delight North Sailing´s passengers on Skjálfandi Bay. Birds, octopuses and even seals tend to catch the attention of guests and crew. Though, it is seldom that such animals take active part in the excurison in any way. Earlier this summer a young seagull surpriced the passangers by landing on…

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Humpbacks in main role – Pilot whales spotted.

The last few days have been more or less just fantastic out on the bay with huge humpback whales lifting their tails high up in the air. Not only have humpbacks been spotted as captain Hrólfur spotted a group of Pilot whales rushing around the bay this morning. Thei are hard to observe and no…

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The Humpbacks are back!

After a few days of stormy weather the Humpbacks decided to return in Skjálfandi Bay! All of North Sailing´s boats went out this morning and the crew and passengers were greeted by Humpbacks lifting their tails in the morning sun. A Humpback whale on Skjálfandi Bay.

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Dolphins doing their best…

Humpback whales have been spotted in most of our tours the last few days but today has been difficult spotting them and actually some tours nothing has been spotted at all!! White beaked dolphins have however been doing their best to entertain passengers (although not on every single tour) and are appreciated by the passengers…

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Humpbacks in the bay after a big storm

Crews and passengers were relieved when they discovered that humpbacks were still in the bay after two days of heavy winds and rain. Today was a very busy day as all trips, both saturday and sunday had to be cancelled due to weather and almost seven hundred people sailed with North Sailing boats on a…

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Humpback Whale in heavy morning exercises.

Yesterday morning the passengers of North-sailing found an extremely cheery Humpback whale exercising and warming up for the day. As if jumping and drying himself completely in the morning breeze wasn´t enough he also showed off his fluke and flippers a lot for the lucky audience. It is not an everyday event we get so…

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And on it goes!

The merriment out on Skjálfandi Bay surely continues these days and the weather is definitely playing its part as well. Humback whales and cheerful White Beaked Dolphins have charmed North Sailing´s guests the last days. The pictures below taken by one of North Sailing’s guides, Hilmar Valur Gunnarsson, today and yesterday speak more than words.…

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Lundey, Grímsey, Flatey and Whale watching

It is safe to say that variety was descriptive of North-Sailing´s tours last Sunday morning when 5 boats sailed out on behalf of the company. In addition to North-Sailing´s 4 renovated whale watching boats Húni II has been leased temporarily from Akureyri to keep up with the high season. Húni II served as a whale…

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The blues are back in town

The blue whales are back after a few days out of the bay. A majestic blue whale was spotted by the crew of Schooner Haukur at the 17:00 departure. Humpbacks and minkes have also been around so the season continues to be the season of all seasons. HH

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Happy Humback whales

The past few weeks have been incredible in regards to whale sightings. Humpback whales have been seen in almost every tour this summer, more often than ever- or at least since the beginning of whale watching in Skjálfandi bay. Blue whales were also a common sight in the bay until a few days ago but…

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Blues and Humbacks still around

In our tours past few days there have still been some sightings of both Blue whales and Humpback whales. However, dolphins have been in the spotlight, putting on a spectacular show for passengers. Dolphins are usually in groups and can sometimes be quite curious, travelling with our whale watching boats to the much amusement of…

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