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North Sailing

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Eco-friendly whale watching since 1995! Pioneers in whale watching and sustainable tourism, North Sailing is a dedicated family company with a great respect for wildlife and nature. Since the beginning in Husavik, in 1995, North Sailing has been...more
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| Husavik Harbour, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 7272
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a last minute add on to our trip when we saw the Tall Ship docked in the city and I’m so happy we signed up. It was an incredible evening sail and the food, crew and company were phenomenal. Seeing Reykjavík from the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nina P
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a hard time deciding whether we should spend the money to go whale watching. We were so glad that we chose North Sailing as we had an amazing time and saw a great deal of wildlife. The staff were enthusiastic and allowed us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kait M
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Our experience with North Sailing was beyond fantastic. Before we even arrived in Iceland, the email correspondence with the support staff was awesome! They helped me book my tour of a 20% off discount even though I was a day late in booking. I was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

While the sight of the whales was amazing.... and the 50+ dolphins were enjoyable, it was the sound of the whale taking in a giant breath of air before doing a deep dive that mesmerized me. The creatures are massive, and North Sails from start...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travis C
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Beautiful hours spent on the boat watching whales roll through the water and puffins flying and floating around. The ride in the boat would have been wonderful enough but seeing the tales and rounded backs of the whales made me cry - they are magnificent....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed October 15, 2018

From the moment my wife and I stepped on board the ship, Gardar, to the moment we disembarked, we were in a state of awe at the amazing beauty of the bay and the sheer awesomeness of the whales in the bay. My wife and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alex A
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We arrived at 9:30 to check in for our 11:30 tour and were able to get on the 10:00 tour. The woman at the desk warned us about the "quite rough seas," and boy, was she right. We bounced like a cork. Thankfully Dramamine and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

OK, I really don't want to come across negative but there are some things you should be aware of when booking a whale watching tour in Husavik. 1. These boats will give you a very rocky ride at sea, so if you get sea sick,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank AndrewG7474
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I don’t even know where to begin with how amazing this company and trip is! From the time of booking they were responsive & informative. We booked our tour over a year in advance and everything was kept organized and together. When we arrived in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EmilyRoseKap
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I traveled with North Sailing on the schooner Hildur on a circumnavigation of Milne Land in East Greenland in mid September of 2018. The trip was beyond fantastic. We were fortunate to have the owner of North Sailing onboard as captain and had spectacular weather...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cat A
May 22, 2018|
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Response from yankees1111 | Reviewed this property |
No you do not. We wore our coats . We had an unusually warm day in late July . I think you should bring a hat, gloves and sunglasses ....
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Marie P | Reviewed this property |
We have seen whales on a tour with them end of October 2017 if that helps.
February 18, 2018|
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Response from kristin n | Reviewed this property |
We traveled at the end of July and saw a ton of humpback whales. Don’t know about March. Kristin
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Hong Kong
From Husavik airport to North Sailing ticket office (4 Replies)
How to travel from the Husavik airport to North Sailing ticket office in a budget way? I have two hours between the flight arrival time and the whale watching tour start time, would anyone please advise the best way to go from airport to the ticket office around 9 in the morning? Thanks.
June 12, 2013|
Response fromicelandicguide|
Taxi is the only way. About 10 mins ride.
Paul J
Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
ICELAND 21 days Itinerary - Aug/Sep 2009 - input needed (1 Replies)
Dear valued Iceland experts, I plan to spend my 3 week holiday in Iceland in August/September 2009. As this will be my first time in Iceland, I would like to have your comments, recommendations, judgements on the itinerary listed below. However, I first would need your input as to what would be the best time to start my trip, as I basically have three options: A) August 15 – September 5 B) August 22 – September 12 C) August 29 – September 19 As I would like to go on a whale...More
March 02, 2009|
Raleigh, North Carolina
whale watching tour Husavik, North Sailing or Gentle Giant ? (5 Replies)
Deciding between North Sailing company and Gentle Giant company for a whale watching tour in June. Would appreciate feedback if you have taken one of these tours to help me determine which company to book with. Thank you
January 17, 2018|
Response fromtravelmaven_7|
We did the North Sailing tour last June. Here is a link to my review with a few pictures. https:/…REVIEWS