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About North Sailing
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 awarded both nationally and internationally for innovation, regional development and sustainability. The Husavik original whale watching tour with North Sailing has been visitors' top pick for more than 20 years, placing the small fishing town on the map as the whale watching capital of Iceland. Now the tour is available carbon-neutral, a 100% natural experience on silent, green energy, electric boats with minimum disturbance to whales and nature. Also offering puffins and northern lights tours from Husavik. With the authentic fleet, highly qualified and dedicated crew with great sailing experience and wildlife knowledge, North Sailing seeks to inspire people to reconnect with history and nature.
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Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik

Search for orcas and humpback whales in Husavik’s waters aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship. Famous for its abundance of marine life, Skjalfandi Bay makes a great whale-watching spot. Listen to your guide's in-depth commentary about the animals' biology and behavior, as well as the country’s maritime history. Feel free to pack light, as refreshments are available for purchase on board.
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3 hours
from $89.38

Whale and Puffin Watching around Skjálfandi Bay from Husavik

Coastal Iceland is home to a spectacular range of native wildlife, but to see the best of it you have to take to the waves. With this tour, cruise out into Skjálfandi Bay by traditional wooden oak boat, and watch the waters for dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Spot colorful puffins and other seabirds with live on-board commentary, and keep warm with a refreshing hot chocolate.
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3 hours
from $123.31

Original Carbon Neutral Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

This is the perfect tour for eco-conscious travelers. Go on a whale watching trip with sustainability at the heart of its operations. Travel on a low-sound, carbon-neutral boat that runs on renewable energy, and focuses on ensuring minimal disturbance to local marine life. Enjoy crew commentary and look out for whales, dolphins, and sea birds as you travel.
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3 hours
from $104.24

Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri

The north coast is one of the best places for whale watching in Iceland, and this cruise from Hjalteyri maximizes your chances of spotting the majestic creatures. Set sail across the Eyjafjörður fjord on a traditional oak ship, tuck into refreshments on-board, and look out for minke, humpback, and orca whales.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $87.00

Whale Watching on a Traditional Oak Sailing Ship from Husavik

Go whale watching aboard a traditional Icelandic schooner during this 3.5-hour excursion from Húsavík. Learn about Icelandic sailing traditions and take in the wild, rugged, natural scenery of the sea. Light refreshments included.
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3 hours
from $123.31
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yana k wrote a review Aug 2020
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Huge Thank you- Takk Fyrir to Totti, Hrolfur and Belen for one of the best experiences in my life! Belen, an expert in love with nature, during the tour despite interpreting the whale activities, was covering all the questions that were coming up out of curiosity about the location and Iceland in general. And even though at the beginning of the tour it seemed to be quiet, thanks to the Captain's huge amount of years of experience and knowing precisely whales' behaviour and several showing up locations- lead us to extraordinary experience of watching several whales communicating by unique way of displaying their body language, such as waving flukes and flippers. Also, one of them appeared at breathtaking distance from the ship just to take some deep breaths before diving in for food and Captain suggested to wait a bit longer, as he knew that this same whale will appear again in several minutes..and it was worth the wait! Generally, would like to give a huge reminder for everyone who is seeking to meet those gorgeous giants that this is not a show per your request, during whale watching tour you might get to see a lot of whales, but also you might get to see none of them. This depends purely on natural activities and factors. Go with this risk and don't get disappointed if you won't see any, go the next time, it's fine.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Riso M wrote a review Aug 2020
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Perfect experience: we got to see 4 humpback whales, several times each of them, many puffins just flew by. The ship is old but solid, staff friendly with a little surporise at the end. Recommended
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Per U wrote a review Aug 2020
Skien Norway464 contributions200 helpful votes
Some changes made due to c-19. We moved from sailing ship to motorized bigger, but the passengers where well separated and most appeared to distance avoiding. We were well informed days before tour on change of ship and that the service of hot chocolate and cinnamon cookies would be suspended. Kristian did a vey good guidance aboard and after all we had more than ten humpback whales sightings as well as some nices. A few puffins even swam clise to ship. A very good experience. You get 20% discount in museum with the ticket as well as some others in restaurant etc in harbour.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Michal Remenar wrote a review Aug 2020
Slovakia13 contributions4 helpful votes
Me and my wife had a short trip from Egilsstadir to Húsavík, capital of whales :) and thanks to North Sailing we had and amazing experience of whale watching, special thanks to Barbora who was very helpful though all reservation process and to our Spanish guide for her informative and friendly guidance.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Arabella wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom21 contributions3 helpful votes
We were very lucky with the weather and saw humpback and minke whales, dolphins and puffins. Very professional staff. Our guide was excellent, very helpful and friendly. We highly recommend North Sailing!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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