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North Sailing - Husavik

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Address: | Hjalteyri Harbor, Akureyri 640, Iceland
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+354 464 7272
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Try a unique whale watching tour from the charming village of Hjalteyri, a...

Try a unique whale watching tour from the charming village of Hjalteyri, a well kept secret in the heart of North Iceland, only a 15 minute drive from Akureyri.Step abord our traditional oak boat, Knorrinn and get in touch with the great wildlife of the North, including whales and seabirds, all under the guidance and expertise of our most qualified crew.

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Original Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Husavik
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Whale and Puffin Watching on Board a Traditional Oak Sailing Ship from Husavik

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Lovely whale watching tour in May

We had great weather end of May with with sun and almost no clouds which made it a perfect day for the tour. We saw some humpback whales a few minutes into the trip just outside... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had great weather end of May with with sun and almost no clouds which made it a perfect day for the tour. We saw some humpback whales a few minutes into the trip just outside the harbour. We sighted some more humpbacks and some puffins a bit further out which I believe is quite okay seeing that summer has... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove up from Myvatn for a 2pm tour. The boats are fantastic, quite stable. You are supplied warm full overalls to wear (and they keep you dry and warm from the wind). The 3-hr tour flies by. The commentary by the educated host (Celine) is very insightful and gives you the necessary tips on how to spot whales. The... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If this is your first time whale watching, make sure that you book the Husavik Original Whale Watching tour. The crew is very knowledgeable and skillful. As soon as my partner and I set foot on board we felt safe and ready to marvel at nature's grandeur. It didn't take long before we spotted the first big friendly giant. In... More 

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North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing - Husavik, responded to this review

Dear mankicakranjec, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the tour with us and that you were pleased with the guidance and service of our crew. We certainly hope to see you on board again someday. All the best. Ármann Örn North Sailing More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this tour as we wanted the eco friendly version (a quiet, electric boat). Unfortunately the person at the sales counter did not inform us of this when we booked. There are other tours going at the same time that are cheaper, and we paid more to get the eco friendly version. We saw the other tour boats at... More 

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North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing - Husavik, responded to this review

Dear Dawn Summer L, Thank you for your review. I am not sure I understand correctly, but there seems to have been some kind of mix up regarding our electric boat tour. It would be great if you could send me an email (armann@northsailing.is) with more details on the matter so I can try and sort out what happened to... More 

Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our whale watching tour started with a little bump - our reservation was pushed from 14.30 to 13.00 due to weather conditions, but staff was very kind and they gave us enough time to get there in time and also reimbursed us for the shorter trip. The crew on board of a very solid boat was very kind and professional.... More 

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North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing - Husavik, responded to this review

Dear serhijgufs, Thank you for your review. We apologise for the inconvenience caused when your reservation was pushed from 14:30 to 13:00. Sometimes when the conditions are challenging we try to use the boats that are best suited for the conditions in order to provide as comfortable and enjoyable experience as possible. That can result in moving reservations from our... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went on a sunny day without a cloud in the sky. we saw 2 humpback whales and lots of minke whales. the crew was informative and receptive to questions. the price is not unreasonable for what you get. i would recommend this tour to anyone

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North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing - Husavik, responded to this review

Dear Jackie C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to see that you enjoyed the tour with us and of course the fantastic weather conditions as well. We hope to see you again on board someday! All the best. Ármann Örn North Sailing More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a chance to see 5 whales in the 3 hours tour we did. One Minke whale, 3 humpback and an amazing blue whale. The crew was amazing and very helpful to spot them and tell you where to look at. They also provide us really good hot chocolate and a cinnamon swirl on our way back. Absolutely recommended,... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sailing and skiing with and off this boat was a truly unique and wonderful experience! Coming home to this cosy home after a long day in the powder is just so great! When you ski down the white open plains and you see your pirate ship anchoring in the lonesome bay and you're carrying this tressure full of unbelievable beautiful... More 

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North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing - Husavik, responded to this review

Dear UlTra2014, First of all, thank you for this fantastic review. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed this adventure with us. The sauna experience isn't the same without walking the plank afterwards, as you probably know by now. We hope that we will see you again someday on another sailing and skiing adventure. All the best. Ármann Örn North... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day with North Sailing. We saw whales, especially was Blue whale, also saw puffins. Boat and crew was awesome, we have also beautiful weather. Thank you very much for the experience !

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North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing - Husavik, responded to this review

Dear ferino2017, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is great to see that you enjoyed the tour with us and we certainly hope to see you again on another whale watching adventure. All the best. Ármann Örn North Sailing, Húsavík More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was not good but the crew was wonderful. We spotted a blue whale and it was just magnificent!

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North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing - Husavik, responded to this review

Dear anacanedog Thank you for this great review. I'm glad you had a good experience with North Sailing. I hope spotting the magnificent Blue whale made you forget the bad weather. If you're ever in Iceland again, we hope to see you :) With all my best, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

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