Logbook 2001


Sightings Húsavík 2001

In the summer of 2001 whales were spotted in 473 out of 474 tours = 99,8%.
In total, nine species were spotted: Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Killer whales, Fin whales, Sei whales, Northern Bottlenose whales, Blue whales and Humpback whales.


Summary 2001
Minke whales in 452 of 474 95,4%
White-beaked dolphins in 294 of 474 62%
Humpback whales in 115 of 474 24,3%
Harbour porpoises in 50 of 474 10,5%
Killer whales in 3 of 474 0,6%
Sei whales in 3 of 474 0,6%
Fin whales in 2 of 474 0,4%
Northern bottlen. whales in 2 of 474 0,4%
Blue whales in 1 of 474 0,2%
Total: 473 of 474 99,8%


Please note: When it comes to calculating the success rate of trips, different companies have different methods, some more credible than others. As a rule of thumb, North Sailing’s crews count trip as “unsuccessful” if nothing bigger than porpoises is seen during the tour. Also if for some reasons conditions to spot the whales are that hard that not every passenger sees the whales we do not count those trips as successful.