Good for

  • Cruising
  • Exploration
  • Ocean passages
  • Training
  • Wildlife
  • Winter sun
  • Sun
  • Racing

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 2 - 6 days
  • 1 week +
  • 2 weeks +

Noorderlicht

Sail with graceful schooner Noorderlicht as she explores the fascinating coastline of northern Norway & ventures to the wilderness of Svalbard.

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Originally built in 1910, Noorderlicht has a colourful history and has spent much of her life sailing the Baltic and exploring Svalbard. With various refits, hull extensions and rigging reconfigurations, she now sails as a graceful two-masted schooner taking guests on bucket-list sailing holidays in the Arctic.

With comfortable accommodation for up to 20 guests in private twin cabins, Noorderlicht offers guests nature and wildlife expeditions exploring the Arctic waters of Northern Norway & Svalbard. Her relatively small size and draft mean she can reach some of the most remote areas of Svalbard so she is a great way to discover the hidden gems that this breathtaking part of the world has to offer.

Low impact and environmental travel go hand-in-hand Noorderlicht’s ethos and her ability to set sail and explore this part of the world is the best way enjoy the beautiful unspoiled nature.

In the early 90’s she was refitted to become a charter vessel and so her accommodation below decks was given careful consideration. She has ten comfortable twin cabins that all share four bathrooms. The galley and downstairs seating area sits in the middle of the ship with another seating area and bar in the deck-house.

Noorderlicht is sailed by her loving owners along with a friendly crew who are all well trained to sail the wilderness of Svalbard. They invite guests to get involved with sailing Noorderlicht but it is certainly not mandatory!

Noorderlicht deck plan
Accommodation
  • Number of guest berths : 20
  • Number of bathrooms : 5
  • Cabin configuration : 10 x Twin Cabin
  • Smoking policy : On deck only
Particulars
  • Port of Registration : Enkhuizen
  • Builder : SRF
  • Year built : 1910/1993
  • Length overall : 151'/46.2m
  • Draft : 10'5"/3.2m
  • Beam : 21'3"/6.5m
  • Number of Sails : 7
  • Rig : Schooner
  • Sail Area : 550mSQ
  • Engine : Caterpillar D343; 325PK
  • Crew : 4
  • Licensed for day sails? : Yes
  • Waterproofs supplied? : No
  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    We can cater for Vegetarian, Dairy and Gluten free but sorry no vegans.

  • What language is spoken onboard?

    Dutch/English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    10 x Twin Cabins with shared bathrooms

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    4 Shower rooms and an extra single toilet

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes, please bring european adaptors

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.

  • Will I be sea sick?

    Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.

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Noorderlicht's Crew

With a friendly and professional crew, you couldn't be in safer hands

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Life onboard

Noorderlicht

Think cosy cabins, graceful sailing and bucket list locations.

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The History of

Noorderlicht

From a floating lighthouse to an ice hotel and now an expedition charter vessel...

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