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North Sailing

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| Husavik Harbour, Husavik 640, Iceland
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Husavik Harbour, Husavik 640, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While driving through Husavik, we stopped and signed up for a whale watching tour. Since we were there in ‘off’ season, the boat wasn’t very full with maybe 20 other people so there was lots of room. The guide was very knowledgeable and we spotted...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

It was an amazing experience. We saw lots of puffins, several whales and also some dolphins. Furthermore, we took a sailboat so the trip was even better.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We were in August 2017 in Iceland und made a journey around the Island by car, so we also got to Olafsvik and made the whale watching tour. This was really cool. The Crew was very nice and explained us a lot about the whale....More

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Thank Abed S
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We had an absolutely fantastic time on our Original Whale Watching tour! There was a storm out to sea so there were large waves so we were advised to take sickness tablets if we suffered from sea sickness. Luckily we didn't! There were some rolling...More

Thank BeckyJA93
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Staff very friendly. Boat was a bit old and slow. Took 1hr to travel to whales, then we saw about 5 in the space of 1hr, then took 1hr to travel back to Husavik. There was another company on fast boats that got up close...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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Thank TracyPia
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Nice and professional crew, always there to help and share their knowledge. Went whale watching twice with them and I have the best memories! Great job guys!

Thank Ula J
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

When we arrived they told us it will be very cold and there will be some waves due to bad weather the previous days. We should take some pills against sickness in case we want to be on the save side. Water in the bay...More

Thank Marie P
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Mr Arngri, our guide and lovely captain. It was an amazing afternoon. 45 mins sailing we found two happy whales. It defiantly made our tour more colorful. Thanks so much guys. North sailing has changed a lot since the past five years and...More

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juliagastegger
18 February 2018|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
The best time to see whales in April to October. You will likely see whale anytime of the year however, the number of species and the number of whales are best in those months. Also, you can only see puffins in June and... 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
31 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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