Logbook 2020


Sightings Húsavík 2020

From March to November 2020, whales were spotted in 438 out of 447 tours = 97,99%.
In total, seven different species were spotted: Humpback whales, Blue whales, Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Northern Bottlenose whales and Fin whales.

Summary 2020 – Húsavík
Humpback whales in 426 of 447 95,30%
Minke whales in 139 of 447 31,10%
White-beaked dolphins in 94 of 447 21,03%
Harbour porpoises in 15 of 447 3,36%
Fin whales in 5 of 447 1,11%
Blue whales in 3 of 447 0,67%
Northern Bottlenose whales in 1 of 447 0,22%
Total: 438 of 447

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 situation, we didn’t run any whale watching tours from Hjalteyri in 2020. In Húsavík, we sailed only a few tours in April/May/June.

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.