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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Waving humpback whale

Today was a wery good day. We finally got more sun shining and the waves were really nice and friendly. Our 4 hour whale, puffin and sail tour (NS 2) started at 9:30 on Haukur, our smallest 2 mast schooner. We went to Puffin island and got really good view of the little friends of…

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Sperm whales in Skjálfandi Bay!

This morning, Húsavík was like a “winter-wonderland” as a lot of new snow had been falling during the night.   Also the mountains on the other side of the bay looked really beautiful and as we were heading towards them, after about an hour of sailing, we spotted a blow from a large whale –…

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One more wavy day

Today weather and waves were the same as yesterday. So all the trips were cancelled. The waves got worse later in the day. But it doesen’t matter if there are no trips the staff still has plenty of things to do, making sure that we will be ready when the high season begins.    …

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Bouncing with the humpbacks

All the guests that took a chance on one of our tours today were up for quite an experience. Two out of three of our tours were extremly succesfull in term of whale sightings, with many humpack whales on both tours (One of them even breaching once on the 13.30 tour). The last tour was…

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Minkies after a storm

The day started with difficult weather conditions that obliged us to cancel the majority of our tours today. But as we went out, we enjoyed the presence of many Minke Whales. At least 3 of them came feeding very close to the ship. The weather forecast for tomorow remains so far uncertain, but the whole…

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Difficult conditions

Today was a rather difficult day for whale watching: We had a lot of snow and rain and quite strong northerly winds, meaning that we also got some swell at sea. But despite the bad weather conditions we were of course, like always, optimistic to find some whales. We were searching in a big area…

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Winter is back!

We had not been able to go out at sea the last two days because of bad weather conditions.   But the storm had calmed down as we left the harbour this morning at 10:00 (even though it was still snowing a bit when we were at sea). It is always exciting to go out…

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Birds and a minke

After many thrilling days, today happened to be a bit more complicated for the whales. Our guests enjoyed a beautifull minke whale by the end of the  morning tour, but we were unlucky finding a whale this afternoon. But we were gifted with beautiful birds sightings, with puffins, skuas and ganets on many occasions! And…

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Summer is coming

Humpbacks and Minke whales were still here for us today. Two of each specie in the morning, and a very nice time with the same small humpback that we saw yesterday in the afternoon. The sun was shinning beautifuly, but the temperature was still rather cold. Despite of what you may have heard again last…

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Jump around!

The days go by and each one brings its fair share of happiness here in the bay. Our morning guests had to wait a good hour before being able to enjoy the most fantastic show that a whale can offer: a young humpback breached out of the water within a distance. The afternoon tour was…

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Saving “Hope”, chapter one

The sun was shinning again on Husavik. And whales were here to enlight the day even more.. The morning tour was brigthened by the presence of our entangled whale, baptised „Hope“ by our researchers, whereas the afternoon tour has allowed us to see two humpbacks and a nice group of dolphin. Our guests were in…

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Summer begins today in Iceland!

Another beautiful day for us in Skalfani Bay. Our two trips were successful in whale-sightings, with a humpback whale in the morning and the same animal, plus two minke whales in the afternoon! Our captain Tryggvi, back for the season, was very happy to steer us through the bay and make once again the ravishment…

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