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North Sailing

#2 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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Whale and Puffin Watching on Board a Traditional Oak Sailing 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Husavik Harbour, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 7272
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 5 days 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

1  Thank NuDL2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whale Watching Hjalteyri is organized in smaller groups (only around 12) and is really located near the places where Whales are passing. We were fitted with warm clothes and already after leaving with the boat, we could discover first Whales and get very near to...More

Thank Reto M
Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice sailing and very nice guide from Madrid. We saw few whales and dolphins. I recommend this trip ..............

Thank Brynja B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great guides and captain. Saw a lot of whales and learned a lot. Warm overalls kept our party of six very comfortable. Would definitely recommend North Sailing as a tour option.More

Thank jtdignam
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear jtdignam, Thank you for your review. It is highly appreciated! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed the tour with us, the service of the crew and the equipment provided. We certainly hope to see you again in the future. All the best....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew was awesome, well informed, fun & spoke great English. We were lucky enough to see a whale, it was amazing, I also appreciate that the crew didn't try to invade the animals space-we always kept a good distance but had a great view....More

Thank Rebekah G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very professional crew and overall experience. Although it was summer, it was wet and windy, with rough seas. So we got a first-hand experience and appreciation of the life of fishermen in this ocean. We did get to see a number of these magnificent...More

Thank Wayne S
North_Sailing, Front Office Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Wayne S, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed the tour with us, despite the rather inconvenient conditions. The rough seas can be quite challenging some times when it comes to whale watching but if the conditions are...More

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Steven K
31 May 2017|
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Response from EmmanuelHenley | Reviewed this property |
There was around 20 people in our boat. We booked an early trip around 11am as we had a 45 minute drive from the Myvatn lake. This left us the whole afternoon to visit the surroundings and calmly head to Akureyri. No idea... More
22 March 2017|
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
23 January 2017|
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Response from John Y | Reviewed this property |
If you really want to see Puffins, then you must have to go to Látrabjarg Cliffs. Last time (June, 2016), we could get to the Puffins as close as 2 - 3 feet. We also took the Whale and Puffin Watching tour but we only saw... More