About North Sailing
North Sailing was established in Húsavík in the year 1995 and has since then grown rapidly with number of passengers increasing each year. The number of traditional Icelandic oak boats has likewise increased as there was one boat in the beginning but today they are six. North Sailing makes every endeavour to maximise its positive influence on the environment in all aspects of daily work.
North Sailing is though not only a whale watching company but owns and runs restaurant Gamli Baukur and Café Skuld. The growing flow of visitors has allowed North Sailing to salvage old oak boats and also enabled restoration on the harbour front where old buildings have been refurbished and other rebuilt.
Normally around 15 people work for North Sailing during the winter time but the number of staff can be as high as 90 in the summer time, mostly experienced local people.
North Sailing has been internationally rewarded throughout the years and is also a member of travel associatons and authorised by official safety authorities.
North Sailing works closely with Húsavík Research Center (University of Iceland) and the Húsavík Whale Museum, conducting research on whales. Scientists can often be observed on board the boats, taking samples and collecting data.
Short introduction video (7:16 min)