Easter in Húsavík: Whale watching, music festival and more!
North Sailing
by Aleš Mucha
3w ago
It’s great fun to be in Húsavík, the whale watching capital for Easter, with many concerts and events happening in town and more whale watching tours on the schedule. It will also be hard to miss the mountains of chocolate in the stores, with Easter eggs (páskaegg) taking on a main role! Humpback whale diving with snowy mountains in the background. Is Easter a good time to see whales in Iceland? Last year during the same week as Easter this year, we had incredible sightings on our whale watching tours in Húsavík! We encountered 7 different species roaming in Skjálfandi Bay, including th ..read more
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Interview: Introducing Whale Species of Skjálfandi Bay with Maria Glarou
North Sailing
by Aleš Mucha
2M ago
Maria Glarou is a Doctoral Graduate Student at the University of Iceland, and her research is based in our hometown, Húsavík. For her PhD, she is studying the allometry of thermoregulatory adaptations of different-sized cetaceans in the northern Icelandic waters. Maria gathering data with her colleagues © Christian Schmidt Amazing and unique drone footage of whales Maria is using a drone for her research, and thanks to this technology, she has captured amazing whale footage that has probably never been recorded in Iceland before. Throughout our social media channels, we will introduce yo ..read more
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Whale watching Árskógssandur starting soon!
North Sailing
by Aleš Mucha
2M ago
Are you ready for an exciting wildlife experience in the stunning landscapes of Eyjafjörður? Whale watching adventures start in Árskógssandur already on February 1st! Charming village of Árskógssandur in North Iceland We’re kicking off the 2024 season on February 1st, offering tours all weekdays in February. Get excited about the great chance of humpback whale sightings from the charming village of Árskógssandur, home to Iceland’s first microbrewery and the famous Beer Baths. 100% Humpback whale sightings in 2023 In 2023, our whale watching tours from Árskógssandur recorded an astoundi ..read more
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Highlights of 2023A remarkable year at North Sailing
North Sailing
by Aleš Mucha
3M ago
Our journey continues with yet another year full of inspiration and successful projects with a focus on exploration, education, marine protection and responsible whale watching. Húsavík Whale Watching Húsavík was the place to be in 2023, and we anticipate nothing less in 2024. Take a glimpse at the highlights: Amazing whale watching season in Húsavík Húsavík has proven to be a must-visit destination for all nature lovers, with consistently great whale watching conditions throughout the entire season! Colourful and passionate team With a diverse group of skilled guides, experienced ca ..read more
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Amazing whale watching season in Húsavík, The Whale Watching Capital of Iceland
North Sailing
by Aleš Mucha
4M ago
Húsavík has proven to be a must-visit destination for all nature lovers, with consistently great whale watching conditions throughout the entire 2023 season! Playful humpback whale in Skjálfandi Bay. We have seen smiles on the faces of our passengers, as well as on our caring crew the whole time, and this signifies one thing: we’ve had another memorable whale watching season that will go down in the books! Here is the wrap-up. Superb Spring days with many different species The 1st of March is traditionally the first day of whale watching in Húsavík, and this season was off to a fantas ..read more
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100% whale sightings in Árskógssandur this season!
North Sailing
by Aleš Mucha
4M ago
We had a whale of a time in Eyjafjörður in 2023! Our excitement reached new heights this season as we had a 100% success rate in spotting the humpback whales on our tours. Breaching humpback whale close to Árskógssandur Humpback whale close to Hrísey island From Hjalteyri to Árskógssandur Apart from our well known whale watching in Húsavík since 1995, we have been running whale watching tours for many years in Eyjafjörður. Before this season, we made a strategic decision to relocate from Hjalteyri to the charming village of Árskógssandur. The reason? Simply put, better whale watching ..read more
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100% whale sightings in Árskógssandur this season!
North Sailing
by Aleš Mucha
4M ago
We had a whale of a time in Eyjafjörður in 2023! Our excitement reached new heights this season as we had a 100% success rate in spotting the humpback whales on our tours. Breaching humpback whale close to Árskógssandur Humpback whale close to Hrísey island From Hjalteyri to Árskógssandur We have been running whale watching tours for many years in Eyjafjörður, but before this season, we made a strategic decision to relocate from Hjalteyri to the charming village of Árskógssandur. The reason? Simply put, better whale watching! To explain a bit more: over the years we have discovered a ..read more
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Beach clean-up efforts with Opal in Reykjavík
North Sailing
by Aleš Mucha
5M ago
Our Schooner Opal set sail for a mission to clean the beach of Engey Island in Faxaflói Bay with nearly 40 participants, including students from the Technical College led by their teacher and our captain Sigríður “Sigga” Ólafsdóttir. Cleaning Engey island Faxaflói bay (all photos from the beach cleanup by © Hafsteinn Snær Þorsteinsson) The cleanup was a great teamwork and a collaboration with many local organisations. This collective effort got worrying results, as the team removed approximately 1800 kg of trash, ranging from fishing equipment to harbor-oriented debris. Teaching Beyond ..read more
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Studying whales in a drop of seawater
North Sailing
by Aleš Mucha
5M ago
In an exciting development, new scientific research is being carried onboard our whale watching boats. We are delighted to share the news about an inspiring collaboration between the University of Iceland and North Sailing to collect water samples during our regular whale watching tours for the first environmental DNA studies in seawater in Iceland. The e-WHALE project The e-WHALE project is funded by Biodiversa+ and is a transnational research project involving seven countries. It unites researchers, industry partners, and the public across Europe to implement a novel strategy for marine b ..read more
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Fantastic October Whale Watching in Húsavík
North Sailing
by Aleš Mucha
5M ago
October in Húsavík is a special time when nature puts on a spectacular show, with humpback whales resurfacing all around Skjálfandi Bay, against the backdrop of freshly snow-dusted peaks. And this year has been no different! Garðar sailing out in Skjálfandi Bay 100% sightings of whales To the delight of our crew, and most importantly our passengers, we had the incredible pleasure of meeting humpback whales on every day throughout October! There were simply blows everywhere, and many of our tours were fortunate enough to encounter more than 10 humpback whales! Happy crew onboard Hu ..read more
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