Mountain glory and humpback party!

It´s hard not to smile after a day like this. The sun was shining while the wind gently honored us with it´s presence. Not only did we get nice weather, we witnessed several humpbacks in one area, at one point there were at least ten of them around us!  Wow.  The whales were feeding very…

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Jump!

Góðan daginn! Today has been very good. It´s been a little cloudy but the sea was calm and both of the tours were very enjoyable. We had not been sailing for a long time when a blow from distance caught our eyes and before we knew it we were surrounded by humback whales and minky…

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Harbour deepening today – some delays possible

Due to harbour maintainance, some delays might occur today, monday the 13th of June. The maintainance is mainly to deepen the area close to and beneath the harbour where North Sailing has it´s vessels. All tours will sail but from the south side of the harbour. More information will be available in the Ticket Centre.…

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Show must go on!

Today was amazing, we saw four species; Humpback whales, Minke whales, Harbour propises and White beaked dolphins. One Humpback decided to put on a special show for us, we started seeing him breaching in the distance and then we got closer, he breached with his whole body a few times and then did a little…

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A lot of life in Skjálfandi!

The day started with the sun shining and no clouds visible! but we are in Iceland so some clouds and a fog started to show up after lunch. Today wasn’t any diffrent than in the past week and we saw three species today. Started with some Humpback and Minke whales, those guys were definetly enjoying…

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Foggy and mysterious

Today was a little bit foggy here at the bay, but that didn’t stop us from meeting up with our great giant friends, the fog just made everything a little mystical and magical. We came to the west side of the bay and bumped into around 8 humpback whales enjoying a big sushi buffet and…

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A show far beyond our expectations

In the beginning of every tour we remind our passengers that we’re heading into the wild nature, meaning that there’s no guarantee for any sightings or activity. However, today it wasn’t necessary to keep expectations on a low level. None of us was expecting the incredible show that was awaiting us in the western part…

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A blue whale in the bay

Today was awesome! The minkes and the humpbacks where at their usual spot around the mountains. They have been there now for some days. There is still alot of food close to the mountains so they are really busy and don’t dive for long. Then we got news about a blue whale in the bay.…

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A new humpback whale in the bay

Today we went out on our biggest boat called Garðar. We went first out at 10 o’clock. We had almost a full boat and actually a big crew too since we still have some people in training for the season. We went close to the mountains and parked the boat in a big flock of…

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The party goes on

Food – that’s obviously the main interest of our whales in these days. The area around the fish rock is still rich in krill and fish and the whales are feeding inbetween large flocks of birds. Today we counted five different humpback whales, many minke whales and harbor porpoises as well. And it got even…

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Foggy conditions – but amazing whales

Today the bay was filled with dense fog – challenging conditions for finding the whales! But fortunately our previous experiences teached us where to find the most popular feeding areas and that’s where we’ve been successful today again: Close to the fish rock in the western part of Skjálfandi Bay we had the chance to…

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The feeding frenzy continues….

I have been guiding three tours today (10:00, 13:30 and 20:00) and all three tours have been absolutely amazing!   During the whole day, there was a large feeding frenzy taking place close to the mountains on the western side of the bay with thousands of seabirds, several humpback whales, lots of minke whales and…

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Sailboat Concert

Húsavík Church Choir will host a concert onboard the electric sailing ship Opal in Skjálfandi bay today. The concert starts at 20.30 and the program is over an hour.   This is a unique event and the weather forecast is excellent for tonight.   Reserve your tickets by calling the Ticket Office at +354 464…

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The sun is shining in Skjálfandi bay!

Today was a good day for whale watching, there was a little bit of a breeze but the sun was shining. We found the whales on the west side of the bay near the fish rock, we saw three Humpback whales and a few Minke whales and a lot of Harbour propoises. There was clearly…

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Whale party

It was beautiful today in Husavik. If the morning ended up being pretty windy, we still could enjoy wonderful sailing conditions. Once again, the west of the bay proved itself as being “the place to be”, with no less than 3 different species: Harbour propoises, Minke whales and Humpback whales. If the sun might be…

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Four species and calm seas

Today was a beautiful, warm, calm day with exceptional clarity, all a perfect recipe for a fantastic whale watching day, and so it was! After our usual trip to Lundey we headed out to find something bigger. Hardly after leaving the island we came across a small group of White beaked dolphins that swam slowly by,…

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Sunny day and hungry whales

Sunny day and easy sailing today on Hildur. The morning started out beautiful, and our first stop at puffin island was all it is meant to be. The puffins flapped and dived all around and showed off their bright orange beaks and feet. Of course, though the puffins are always adorable, we had to head…

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Feeding frenzy close to Húsavík

We have had really amazing whale watching conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay during the last couple of days and on every tour several humpback whales and minke whales have been seen. Today was no exception: It just took us about 15-20 minutes of sailing until we could spot the first blows from the humpback whales…

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Shy humpbacks and flat seas

The day started out with promising weather, low wind, flat seas but lots of swell, and very good clarity! After the usual run to Lundey (full of the always adorable puffins) we heard news of a humpback whale in the area. Surrounded at first by four boats, this one whale was a little bit shy,…

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Captain's Birthday Whale Party

Great day in the Bay today, and just in time for Captain Tryggvi’s birthday (happy birthday!). We had fantastic weather: sunshine, cool breeze and almost glassy waters. All a perfect setting for a great whale show, and the whales did not disappoint! A Minke whale was the star of the show in the morning, getting pretty…

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The 10th oak ship added to North Sailing´s fleet

North Sailing recently purchased the oak ship Saeborg. The Saeborg was built in Akureyri in 1977 for a family in Húsavík. The ship was owned by the family for 24 years. In 1992 the ship was sold to Keflavik. The Saeborg is returning “home” to Húsavík as the newest addition of traditional oak ships for…

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