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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$ 86.14*
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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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Awesome crew and splendid views!

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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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Kraków
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss whale watching in Husavik. We saw far more than whales, but saw harbor porpoises, puffins, and so much more.

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

Dear ohwhippets Thank you for this great review. We are glad to read that Whale Watching with North Sailing was one of then highlights of your trip in Iceland. We for sure hope to see you again someday :) Best regards, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was an unusual nice September day in Husavik. We were a little bit doubtful reading the high percentage number of whale sightings in the advertisment. But the boat trip was very exciting and seeing Snow White and another whale in front of the landscape and the Arctic Ocean was really wonderful.

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

Dear axelr385 Thank you for this excellent review. I'm glad the tour fulfilled you expectations and even better that you were one of the lucky ones to see Snow White, it must have been an amazing experience. Again, thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again sometime. Best regards, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was really nice organized. Luckily the weather was also great so the day was perfect. The guide provided us wit a lot of knowledge about the whales we saw.

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

Dear vreni_grundler Thank you for all your kind words. It is very appreciated to get such good comments. I'm glad you were happy with the tour and our crew. If you're ever in Húsavík again, remember you're always welcome to join us again :) With all my best, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Would highly recommend North Sailing, we went on one of their old sailing boats which was beautiful, the staff were fantastic, very knowledgable. It was great to see so much wildlife but also nice to see that North Sailing take their responsibility very seriously and it really did feel like respectful whale watching.

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

Dear cathyhK3361BY Thank you so much for this fantastic review, it really means a lot to us. I'm happy you got to experience so much wildlife and it is good to read that you noticed how important it is to us to respect the animals and their habitat. We sure hope to see you again someday! Best regards, Líney Gylfadóttir... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children ages 11 & 13) had a wonderful time with North Sailing. The company is located in an easy location to find and the check-in staff were friendly and helpful. Toured around Husavik while waiting for our time to set sail. Give yourself a little bit of time to walk around and... More 

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

Dear tomorrowsart What a great review :) It makes us happy to read that you had a wonderful time with North Sailing, it looks like you had a great tour seeing Humpback Whales leaping and clapping. I agree with all of your tips, especially the one about having time to walk around town, because Húsavík has a lot to offer.... More 

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