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North Sailing - Husavik Original Whale Watching

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Address: Hafnarstett 11 | Iceland, Husavik 640, Iceland
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+354 464 7272
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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North Sailing is proud to be pioneers in whale watching in Iceland. We run...

North Sailing is proud to be pioneers in whale watching in Iceland. We run and operate four traditional Icelandic oak boats, as well as three schooners, all of them environmentally friendly. Our customers can choose between our Original 3-hour- whale watching tour, which runs several times a day from April till October, or our schooner tours, which focus on whales plus puffins plus the sailing experience. Skjalfandi Bay, adjacent to our hometown Husavik, is known for its excellent whale sightings. We regularly see humpback whales and minke whales and the chances to see the white-beaked dolphin and the harbour porpoise are fairly high in the bay as well. Our success rate in the year 2013 was 99,1 %, but of course we are operating in wild nature and can only hope that the whales and dolphins continue to visit the bay. Protecting our environment and acting ecologically responsible is therefore a key element of our operations. Good to know: We provide warm overalls for all customers, free parking and wheelchair access to our boats. Our highly motivated staff is well trained and our customers' well being and safety is our highest priority when taking you out to encounter the marine wildlife first hand.

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US$85.17*
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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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Great experience!

Even though it wasn't the season we got to see a Blue Whale for an hour because our guide and pilot were great! We loved it!

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for whale watching with north sailing in April 2017. It was cold but there weren't any waves in the harbor...Unfortunately noone informed as about the big waves and the possibility to get seasick in the ocean. When the whales made their appearance the half of us (about 25 people) have already threw up about 4-5 times and we... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though it wasn't the season we got to see a Blue Whale for an hour because our guide and pilot were great! We loved it!

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

Dear Ana A Thank you for taking the time to write this and share your experience with us. It makes us so glad to read your kind words. Seeing the Blue whale must have been beautiful. I'm glad you loved the tour. We hope you will be able to join us another time. :) With all my best, Líney Gylfadóttir... More 

Xinbei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

kind crews and experienced captain. Illustrated the scene and animals' behavior to all passengers. We saw the big whales' tails lift up the water, and we were really expressed. Thank you for made us such a fantastic experience.

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

Dear arianhawkeye Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us, it is very appreciated. It is great to read that you liked the crew and of course the animals. Seeing the whales in their environment is some you never forget. Again, thank you for your kind words and you're always welcome to join us again. With all my best,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were given plenty of advice that we were very early in the season and they had not spotted any whales for a while and if we were lucky we may get to see dolphins. How wrong they were - within 30 mins a massive Blue Whale was spotted and we spent 2 hours playing cat and mouse with it.... More 

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

Dear mintytravel Thank you for this wonderful review. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the tour, our crew and the service we provided. Seeing the big blue is fantastic and it is great that you got to experience that with North Sailing. We for sure hope to see you again someday! :) Best regards, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

Kitzbuhel, Austria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a great experience when watching the whales, it was wonderful to watch them in the ocean, we were lucky with the weather and made some great fotos.. the team was also very nice and exerted.. we would definitely do it again!

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

Dear 755sonja Thank you for writing this great review. We are happy to read that you had a great experience with North Sailing. We agree that is for sure wonderful to watch these amazing creatures, especially in good weather conditions. You're more than welcome to join us again! :) With all my best, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

Kraków
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience, wonderful views and excellent trained staff. The view of the whales was unforgettable. And at the end a delicious hot chocolate and cake.

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

Dear Michal_Starzynski What a great review! It makes us so happy to read that you had a good time with North Sailing and our crew. I'm glad you liked the beautiful surroundings of Skjálfandi bay and last but not least, the whales! I hope that you will be able to join us another time for a splendid time out at... More 

Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good experience to join the whale watching trip . It's my first time to see the whale. Very excited.

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

Dear chenlingk It is great to read that you had a good time with North Sailing. Seeing a whale for the first time is an unforgettable experience and like you said, very exciting. I hope you will be able to join us another time. We hope to see you again someday! With all my best, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice boat ride with north sailing in the hope to see the whales. Unfortunately, it was still a bit early for the season and we did not see any. They were nice enough to propose a free ticket in the future at the end of the tour, since we didn't see any whale! The cinnamon buns and... More 

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

Dear EmmanuelHenley Thank you for joining us and thank you for writing this review. The chances to see the whales are not as high in the winter months and they are in the summer. The main reason for why the whales come into the bay are the good feeding conditions here in the northern hemisphere in the summertime. After the... More 

Brighton
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend North Sailing out of Husavik. From the well-informed and friendly crew, to the warm (and necessary) cold weather gear, to the warm coffee and cinnamon buns, it was a great outing. Never a guarantee to see the whales, of course, but we had great sightings of humpbacks. Good balance between seeing the whales and giving these magnificent creatures... More 

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

Dear ambobloftis Thank you for writing this fantastic review, it is very heartwarming to read such kind words towards the company. It makes us happy to read that you noticed how our captain respected the whales' space, these things are very important to us. It is great that you liked the tour, our crew and of course the whales. If... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From beginning to end, the staff were friendly, accommodating and enthusiastic. The guide was entertaining and informative. To top it off, we had a brilliant display from a trio of humpbacks. Couldn't recommend north sailing highly enough, it really was a highlight of our Icelandic journey.

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

Dear Luke C What a great review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write those kind words, it is very appreciated. Seeing a Humpback trio must have been a great experience. Thank you for recommending us and we for sure hope to see you again someday. With all my best, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

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