Why we like the Noorderlicht

  • A unique ‘hands-on’ Arctic sailing experience aboard a 2-masted schooner built in 1910
  • Travelling with like-minded, adventurous travellers with a penchant for exploring remote regions
  • With a maximum of only 20 fellow passengers, the strong on-board camaraderie is the main highlight for many
  • Capable of sailing speeds of up to 10 knots, the Noorderlicht sails beautifully
  • A shallow draft means she can get into places larger motorised ships can’t, making her ideal for exploring Svalbard’s smaller islands
  • Wide choice of voyages almost year round, mainly in and around Svalbard

Trips aboard Noorderlicht

Technical Specifications

  • Passenger capacity: 20 Passengers
  • Ice class rating: Reinforced bow
  • Size : 46.0 m long x 6.5m wide
  • Built in /Refurbished in : Netherlands, 1991
  • Other key feature: 3 Masted Schooner

Cabin Categories

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

Twin Shared

  • Upper/lower berth and a wash basin with both hot and cold water.
  • Toilets (5) and showers (4) are shared
  • All cabins have a small hatch in the ceiling for ventilation, apart from cabin 6, which has ventilation slots on the door.

Deck Plan

Onboard Communication & Facilities

If whilst in the Arctic you wish to stay in touch, there are a number of options to choose from:

  • Satellite phone calls: EUR 2.50/min
  • Ship-based email: EUR 2.50/min

This is for light data traffic only.

Other facilities:

  • Plugs: European 220V two-round-pinned sockets
  • Bathrooms are shared between passengers
  • There is no laundry service

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