Logbook 2017


Sightings Húsavík 2017

From March to November 2017, whales were spotted in 1.500 out of 1.539 tours = 97,47%.
In total, eight different species were spotted: Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises, Blue whales, Fin whales, Killer whales and Sperm whales.


Summary 2017 – Húsavík
Humpback whales in 1.426 of 1539 92,66%
Minke whales in 419 of 1539 27,23%
White-beaked dolphins in 350 of 1539 22,74%
Harbour porpoises in 94 of 1539 6,11%
Blue whales in 62 of 1539 4,03%
Killer whales in 9 of 1539 0,58%
Fin whales in 6 of 1539 0,39%
Sperm whales in 1 of 1539 0,06%
Total: 1.500 of 1539


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.