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North Sailing

#1 of 19 things to do in Husavik Features Animals
| Husavik Harbour, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 7272
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Original Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Husavik
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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 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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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Husavik Harbour, Husavik 640, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a beautiful trip with the whales, sails and puffins tour. We saw 2 humpbacks and 2 blue whales which was unbelievable. I was afraid that the sail boat would make it harder to see whales but was pleasantly surprised. Not too crowded.

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Thank Julesr006
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jules, Thanks for writing a review. It's lovely to hear that you had a good time with us and saw an incredible 2 blue whales! That is certainly not a common sight. Best regards, Freyja

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and informative, very positive experience. I would recommend North Sailing to anyone visiting the area.

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Thank Matthew C
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Matthew, Thanks for your kind review. We appreciate your kind words! Hopefully the rest of your travels went well. Best regards, Freyja

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not repeat the experience, unless it is under very good weather conditions. When we got to the reception desk they told us it was very rough weather and if that was ok for us, but nothing else. Then we booked the trip. When...More

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Thank Antonio E
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Antonio E, First of all, thank you for your review! It saddens us to read about your experience and especially any misinformation provided by our team. During inconvenient weather conditions, spotting whales can be more difficult, but in most instances the tours are successful....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and fun crew, nice boat, gorgeous location! We had a lot of fun on our whale watching trip!

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Thank mcm515
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello mcm515, Thank you for your kind review. It's great to hear that you had a good time. Best regards, Freyja

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was a first time for us and we had perfect conditions with very clear sea like a mirror we had booked the tour including the puffin island and met our first whales on our way there watching all the puffins flying out and in...More

Thank jaeger_37
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jaeger_37 and thanks for leaving a review. It sounds like you had a lovely and unique tour. It is definitely not usual to see whales roll around in the water! We hope you got some good photos and look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow!! The first time in whale watching and wow what I'm happy to have gone (thought it was just for turists) !! We were incredibly lucky with the weather and the trip. All staff were outstanding and the service excellent. After a wonderful trip, everything...More

Thank vala684
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear vala684, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed the tour with us, our staff and the refreshments served onboard. We hope to be able to welcome you onboard again in the future. All the best. Ármann Örn North...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky that only 4 people were in the boat wit us and we enjoyed it 100%. We saw a lot of whales sleeping on the surface of the water and they were very close to us. Also we saw a lot of dolphins...More

Thank Elisavet17-84
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Elisavet17-84, Thank you for your review! It is great to see that you enjoyed the Whales, Puffins & Sails tour with us and that you had an amazing experience. We hope that you will be able to join us again in the future. All...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent trip, saw 8 different whales, reasonably close. The seas were not too bad, it was a bit windy but the suits they put us in kept all the weather out, and though you feel like the Michelin man in them are actually quite comfortable...More

Thank Teresa H
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Teresa H, Thank you for your review. It is highly appreciated! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed the tour with us and we certainly hope that you will be able to join us again in the future. All the best. Ármann Örn...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the original whale watching tour with North Sailing. Booking was online, quick and easy. Next day we were at their office. After getting directions on where to park the car, we were all set for the day. The office is nice, it has...More

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North_Sailing, General Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear NuDL2013, First of all, thank you for your review. It is highly appreciated! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your North Sailing experience, everything from our website and ticket office to the whale watching tour it self. We hope that you will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the sailing experience for 4 hrs. It was a great experience. We saw the puffins and were lucky to see several whales. My kids enjoyed it a lot. Also, our guide was from Spain and she was amazing. Also, we loved the hot...More

Thank MoranMiami
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MoranMiami, First of all, thank you for your review. It is highly appreciated! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed the Whales, Puffins & Sails tour with us and that you kids enjoyed it too! I will make sure to get the compliment...More

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Angela W
17 August 2017|
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Response from pmzaggie | Reviewed this property |
Kind of a waste of time. The guides know what to look for and the whales are pretty close to the boat. Plus it's the boat is rocking a lot (and I went on a calm day) and it would be hard to hold them steady. We brought... More
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Steven K
30 May 2017|
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Response from Louise M | Reviewed this property |
The group size depend on which boat you take, but people always disperse very nicely on the boats. I recommend the whales and sails boats because there are fewer people and the quiet when the sail is up is amazing. My... More
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JoanBrevard_NC
21 March 2017|
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Response from North_Sailing | Property representative |
Dear Joan Yarbrough Thank you for the message. Yes, it is correct we do offer whale watching and northern lights tours in October. Our success rate this summer, from May - September 2016 was high, 99,3% but in the... More
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