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“rough sea, but the whale was there...”
Review of North Sailing

North Sailing
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Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Husavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was one of the best whale waching - beautiful boat (used to be a ship for whale huting). The weather was not perfect with clouds and wind - so I took anti nausea pill which is offerd by the crew. I was a bit sleepy but when we spoted the whale th fun begin. We followed it for a few minutes and enjoyed the show..

Thank izi f
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

We had a great trip. The boat wasn't too crowded. We saw a big whale that stuck around for lots of photos. The crew was friendly. The guide was excellent. See pictures on my travel blog at holtstrom.com/michael

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

This was a highly enjoyable package - good boat and friendly, informative crew who shared a lot of very useful information (in a number of languages) that really complemented the voyage and what we saw. We were lucky enough to see a puffin, porpoise and best of all two humpback whales - beautiful, majestic creatures. The whole experience really was worthwhile and we enjoyed the entire experience from start to finish. The waterproofs provided made things very comfortable, despite it being cold and some rain; hot chocolate and cinnamon bun on the way back were well received! Highly, highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This was the best trip ever. Fantastic crew who managed to spot Minky and Humpback Whales after a short journey out at sea. They were very gentle with those of us who felt sea sick and full of knowledge about their sea and it's inhabitants. I would 100% recommend this trip. It was the highlight of an amazing 4 day trip in Iceland

1  Thank LucyEEEEEEEE
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

North Sailing is a family run business, the most wonderful father and daughter team. Our short day trip in the late october season turned into the most magnificent moment of our lives. Within an hour of the trip they had spotted two Humpbacks! and a Minky whale and we witnessed a humpback jump fully out of the sea. It was a truly life changing moment, to watch the most majestic creatures on our planet. There is no predicting nature.

1  Thank agacemel
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North_Sailing, Ticket Sales at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for posting your photos!
We're so happy that you enjoyed the trip with us and were able to see the humpbacks jumping. They don't always do that, and late in the season can be particularly unpredictable. You had a very good trip, and we're pleased that you consider it a "life changing moment"

We would be happy to welcome you back on one of our tours.

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