The liveliness in Skjálfandi bay continues

The liveliness in Skjálfandi bay continues. Blue Whales and Humpbacks are entertaining us, as do the White Beaked Dolphins and the Minke whales. The weather yesterday was not so good with cold wind blowing from the north causing rather bad sea conditions. Therefore we only sailed twice. Even so the results were magnificent. We found…

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4th generation of North-Sailing men

Yesterday the 7 months old Hilmar Sær went on his first whale watching tour. Hilmar Sær is the 4th generation of the North-Sailing men and an upcoming sailor. His middle name literally means “ocean”. His great grandfather is Sigurbjörn Sörensen- or Bjössi Sör- which the boat Hilmar Sær went on whale watching is named after.…

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Early start on NS – 2

Yesterday at 10am we took a head start and sailed with 24 lively Dutchmen on a NS – 2 tour. Those tours include whales, puffins and the enjoyment of sailing on the two mast schooner, Haukur. Tours started as planned at 17pm. The tour was truly fantastic. We sailed around the beautiful Lundey (Puffin island)…

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National TV, RUV onboard Schooner Haukur

One of those crazy nights last night where blue whales and humpbacks, over a dozen, swam around the bay in the rays of the evening sun. National TV, RÚV was lucky enough to send a cameraman onboard and the result was shown on the main newsprogram tonight. Here just a few pictures but possible a…

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5 species in a lovely morning trip.

M/B Bjössi Sör went out to the calm and beautiful Skjálfandi bay this morning with 35 passengers onboard. In this trip we spotted four different species, Harbour porpoises, White beaked dolphins, Minke whale, three Humpback whales and the majestic Blue whale. The Blue whale put up a great show for the passengers when she lifted…

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Amazing evenings – up to 7 blue whales and 5 humpbacks

The whale watching tours have been quite amazing these last few days with up to 6 species a day and up to 7 individuals of the earths largest mammal – the blue whale. Last night, on the calm and beautiful bay, Hilmar Valur Gunnarsson (Himmi) “probably the second best photographer in Húsavík” took some good…

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New record – 6 species in one day!

Since whale watching started in Húsavík in 1995 there have never been seen altogether 6 species of whales in one day but that happened today. Yesterday the majestic blue whales swam into the bay and minkes, dolphins and humpback whales were also seen then. Today however Killer whales (Orcas) were spotted as well as the…

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Blue Whales spotted on two tours today!

3 Blue Whales were spotted on the two later departures today, or at 17:00 and 20:15. Photographers Heimir and Himmi went on a sightseeing flight with Fjardaflug to photograph Bjössi Sör as captain Hrolfur, crew and passengers observed these magnificent animals that can be as long as 30 meters and weigh almost 200 tons. HH…

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Brilliant private show

This morning passengers on board Bjössi Sör had a great luck as two humpbacks were encountered feeding together with several white beaked dolphins and a minke whale nearby. After a while the two humpbacks split up and one of them seemed to take interest in the boat. Captain Heimir then killed the engine and for…

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The first evening trip of the season

Captain Hreiðar and guide Nils went out on the seasons first evening tour this season earlier tonight and the tour started quite well with about 6 dolphins meeting them almost within the harbour. Further out on the bay, in the beautiful evening sun they found two humpback whales which they spent good time with. This…

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The Lighthouse improved

North-Sailing‘s Lighthouse, the ticket centre located in front of the Húsavík church, is undergoing some improvements inside as well as outside. In addition to being painted on the inside the Lighthouse was moved a few meters, closer to the sidewalk. This gives more space behind the Lighthouse for public to enjoy the view over the…

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Morning trips at 09:30

We have started morning trips at 09:30 and will keep them going until the June schedule starts in 12 days. The season has been great so far, with 5 species seen, humpback whales being the most common one, followed by the minke whales dolphins and porpoises. Blue whales have not been spotted since the end…

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Promotion for Húsavík

Yesterday a few tourism companies from Húsavík flew to Reykjavík from Húsavík airport. The occation was a common promotion of these companies and Húsavík in general. The event went well and guests listened to an itroduction of the companies as well as enjoying the food prepared by Börkur Emilsson, head chef of Gamli Baukur and…

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North-Sailing and the Maritime safety and survival training centre

Recently, North-Sailing emploees attended a two day course in crowd and crisis management as well as human behaviour with the Maritime safety and survival training centre. The course was held in Húsavík with 16 North-Sailing emploees participating.Six thereof were new recruits and ten were there for their second time. This an important factor in the…

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Busy beginning

It can truly be said that the beginning of the whale watching season is a busy one for North-Sailing. The company´s employees are however not only busy sailing out to Skjálfandi with enthusiastic visitors to view whales. True that there have been some spectacular sightings of Blue whales, Humpbacks and Minke whales since the beginning…

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Magnificent season start for North Sailing

Today, 16 passengers of different nationalities enjoyed watching the earths largest animal, the blue whale on board Bjössi Sör. Not only was a blue whale spotted on the tour but at least 4 humpback whales as well and about 4 minke whales. The season has started very well and yesterday 22 passengers enjoyed a blue…

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Different fate of oak boats

An article taken from Morgunblaðið (www.mbl.is) and translated. It was a busy day at the Húsavík shipyard today. Náttfari, North-Sailing‘s whale watching boat was being prepared for a facelift and he North-Sailing staff is busy preparing its boats for the summer. The first whale watching trip of the season was yesterday, when Bjössi Sör took…

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Minke whales and dolphins in the first trip of the season

Minke whales and White beaked dolphins played a leading role in the first whale watching trip of the season. North-Sailing sailing´s boat, Bjössi Sör, sailed out for the adventures of Skjálfandi and found that whales as well as birdlife was bustling in the bay. North-Sailing is looking forward to welcoming whale watching enthusiasts from all…

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The first day of summer!

Today is the so-called “first day of summer“ in Iceland. It is not to say that this particular day is the first one this year to show some signs of summer. It is rather that this day has been assigned -or appointed- as the first day of summer in our calendars. There have in fact…

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