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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$ 85.62*
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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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Wow, really nice!

It was so nice to sail with a silent ship and with great guides. We were lucky to spot several whales including the "great blue". We really enjoyed it!

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Skelleftea, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

It was so nice to sail with a silent ship and with great guides. We were lucky to spot several whales including the "great blue". We really enjoyed it!

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

Dear annasaras2017 It's so nice to read your kind words and thank you so much for reviewing us. It seems like you had a great tour seeing the great blue. It is for sure an amazing experience. I'm happy you enjoyed it. Best regards, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We did the Puffins, Whales, and Sails trip in June 2016. The thousands of puffins at the puffin island were amazing to see as well as the blue and humpback whales we saw. One of the whales was incredibly close to the boat, it was really awe-inspiring. We had a great tour guide who was helpful in giving us information... More 

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

Dear Elizabeth W Thank you so much for this excellent review, it makes us very happy to read you enjoyed the tour so much. Seeing the Blue Whale and of course the Humpback Whales too is for sure an amazing experience and I'm glad you got the chance to see the biggest animal on earth with us. We're hoping to... More 

Montgomery Village, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had an excellent time! Husavik is a friendly town full of coffee shops, cafes, and quaint colorful houses. The whale watching tour was the highlight of our visit. It was fun wearing the jumpsuits the tour provided. During the tour, we had the opportunity to see a blue whale. It was a beautiful and adventurous experience!

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

Dear jbb0503 Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm happy you enjoyed our hometown, Húsavík, as much as we do and the whale watching tour as well. Seeing the Blue Whale is such an experience. I agree with you, it's fun til wear the jumpsuits that we provide on board, they are very fashionable :) We hope to... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I had booked online prior to my trip having never been whale watching before. A calm June day brought me the biggest gift of all, a Blue Whale which I could never had imagined would appear for me! The whole crew were informative and equally wowed whilst maintaining a responsible distance and calm observation. Hugely recommended.

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

Dear humanjets It makes me glad to read that our tour brought you "the biggest gift of all". Seeing a Blue Whale is something you'll never forget, it is such an experience. Thank you for all your kind words towards North Sailing and our crew and thank you for taking your time to review us. I hope you can join... More 

Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Had a great time - they provided suits for the wind. The boat was quite large, and was able to let everyone have a chance to see the whale. I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves whales, or has never been whale watching.

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

Dear 303tiana Thank you for all your good words. It's great that you had an enjoyable experience with North Sailing and thank you for recommending us. We hope to see you again someday! :) Best regards, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Nice tour. Saw many animals and mammals including whales :) Boat guide was quite unclear due to French accent. Boat captain was great by staying a bit further away from the whales unlike the other harrassing whale watching companies at the time.

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

Dear Jukka K Thank you for the good review. I think it is very important to approach the area of marine mammal activity with extreme caution. We think that our boats should not perform any action that disrupts the normal behavior of the cetacean. I am very happy that you noticed how the captain respected our guidelines. I hope that... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had an amazing morning whale watching with North Sailing. We were very lucky and saw a whole pod of humpback and minke whales. The tour was well run and informative.

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

Dear D1256AJalexandrap Thank you so much for reviewing us. I'm glad you had a good experience with us, it seems like you were very lucky on your tour. Thank you for your kind words towards our company and the service. Welcome again :) Best regards, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We arrived to friendly staff, the check in is right next to a nice cafe so grab a coffee before the cruise! We wore full body suits that kept us warm on the boat. Once out to the water and into the bay we were greeting to tons of whales, porpoises and puffins. The staff kept us informed on what... More 

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

Dear Rajani P Thank you so much for the awesome review, it makes me so happy to read such good comments. :) It seems like you had a good tour with a lot of whales and puffins. Great that you found our service good and informative. We hope to see you again someday! Best regards, Líney Gylfadóttir Sales & Marketing More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We have been on several amazing tours with North Sailing in Husavik before, but the "midnight" tour (which doesn't actually start at midnight). North Sailing has beautiful ship, friendly staff and respect for nature and especially the animals are very important to them.

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

Dear Louise M Thank you for taking your time to write a review and thank you for all your kind words. North Sailing aims to respect nature and of course the animals. It is very important to us, just like you mentioned. We hope to see you again someday! Best regards, Líney More 

Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went in November and yes - it was VERY cold, but they provide waterproof jumpsuits for you to slip on over your coat and pants to keep you warm. The waters, fortunately, were easy that day, but if you're prone to seasickness keep some medicine nearby. The guides were funny and knowledgeable, offering up some great insights on the... More 

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

Dear Jillian T Thank you for taking the time to review us. November was a cold month so the overalls on board must have been very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and our funny and knowledgeable guides. We also very much appreciate the researchers that join us on the boats during the whale watching season, don't hesitate to... More 

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