The last day of July with big blues and humpbacks

This last day of July was fantastic on Skjálfandi Bay. Two Blue whales were spotted in the afternoon and in the evening not only blue whales were seen but also humpback whales. HH A blue whale calf right next to Knörrinn. photo: HH A humpback going for a deep-dive. photo: HH

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Húsavík heatwave!

The weather in Húsavík has been good the last 2 days with temperatures reaching the low twenties. Tourists have been flocking to this now famous town of the whales. The high season is almost here and North Sailing´s boats go in and out of the harbour all day with up to 12 departures pr. day…

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Two dozens feeding minkes!

The conditions for the minke whales seem to be improving day by day and today a dozen or two of feeding minke whales could be seen in Skjálfandi bay. A humpback whale and some dolphins also played their part of the show and passengers disembarked North Sailing´s boats happy with their tour, dispite some rain…

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Fin Whales seen in all North Sailing tours today

This saturday has been one of the best this summer with up to 6 species of whales spotted in some of the trips. Minkes, Blues, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Porpoises & Fin whales were around in the bay but we could say that the 3 Fin whales played the biggest part of the show. Fin whales are…

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North Sailing, Unplugged

In the past 24 hours North Sailing has carried out some of the most exciting trips ever, at a time when the whale watching boats have been seeing more species and in greater numbers than can be remembered. Two trips in particular stand out in which a specialist film crew and researchers used new techniques…

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Killer whales!

This morning, 3 of North Sailing´s boats spotted a group of 10 Killer whales together with, Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales & Dolphins. According to specialists this is among the best possible sighting for a 3 hour trip.

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Whale watching can become an addiction

There are many examples of people coming again and again on North Sailing´s tours and some even sail out twice a day. Evelyn & her friend Ursula were a good example of happy customers returning for their second and third trip, even considering their fourth. On one of the trips Evelyn told the captain on…

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Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Minkes & Dolpins.

4 species of whales have been spotted in most of North Sailing tours the last 4 days. Some of the trips have been a little longer than the usual 3 hours but the number of boats has enabled North Sailing to reach the blue whale areas that are about 12 nautical miles away from Husavik…

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Gentle giants brought to you by North Sailing!

Today, 4 species have been spotted by North Sailing´s crews out on Skjálfandi Bay. White beaked dolphins, Minke Whales, Humpback whales & even a Blue whale… but the Blues had not been spotted for 3 days until today. Blue Whales by one of North Sailing´s boat.

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Sailing in the midnightsun

Sailing on Iceland´s only schooner in the midnightsun just south of the arctic circle is something really special. The boat can be chartered for special trips, longer and shorter. Haukur can accommodate up to 46 people on shorter trips but for sailing trips we reccommend a maximum number of 30. For overnight tours she can…

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Greenpeace ship in Húsavík

Esperanza the flagship of Greenpeace visited Húsavík during their icelandic anti-whaling campaign last Thursday and stayed until Saturday evening. The majority of the crew of about 30 people joined North Sailing´s whale watching trips and for most of them this was their first Blue Whale encounter and they left Húsavík with good memories sailing into…

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Blues at Skjálfandi Bay

The last few days, Blue Whales and humpbacks have been spotted in North Sailing´s tours at Skjálfandi Bay. Understandable the Blue Whales have stolen the show as they are the biggest animals having lived on the planet… ever – much bigger than the late dinasours. A Blue whale´s tounge is the size of a VW…

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Whale watching

Whale watching has been lively since it started and North Sailing´s guests have been happy with their tours. Throughout May there is one scheduled tour every day at 13:30. However, there have been a few extra tours in the morning and afternoon. If you have any special requests you are welcome to contact us.

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Success in the first trip!

Due to bad weather, northerly winds and snow, no whale watching trips have been made so far this season – until today. Today the weather was finally good enough and Mr. Hrólfur Thorhallsson one of North Sailings more experienced captains took m/b Knorrinn out to the bay of Skjálfandi. The trip was a good success…

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First day of summer!

Summer arrived at midnight last night in Iceland. That didn´t come as surprise to any Icelander as the first day of summer is always celebrated on a thursday between 19th and 25th of April every year. Although it is sometimes hard to see the summer through the occational snowstorms at this time of year, this…

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Whale watching in the midnight sun

The evening trips of North Sailing are the perfect opportunity for whale watchers to observe whales in the glowing light of the midnight or evening sun. The evening trips, leaving at 20:15 and arriving 3 hours later run from June 1st throughout August the 10th. In June and first half of July these trips are…

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Better weather, better times…

The weather has been improving a lot these last few weeks and spring is just around the corner. The fleet is being prepaired for the summer and the boats taken to shipyard one after another. Náttfari was put up in Húsavík shipyard as usual but due to lack of space Knörrinn had to be taken…

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