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Noorderlicht

Ship Overview

Operated by:  Oceanwide Expeditions

The Noorderlicht was originally built in 1910 in Flensburg, Germany as a three-masted schooner. For most of her existence she served as a light-vessel on the Baltic. In 1991 Oceanwide Expeditions purchased the hull and re-rigged and refitted her thoroughly, under the rules of 'Register Holland'. Now, she has a well-balanced two-masted schooner rig and is capable of sailing the seven seas, and is therefore well suited for expedition cruising among small islands of the Arctic. Noorderlicht offers good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The two inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. Whilst not luxurious, Noorderlicht promises an intimate and comfortable experience sailing the waters of the Arctic.

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Key Facts

Crew
5
Officers
European
Guests
20
Tonnage
140
Length
153 Feet / 46 Metres
Width
22 Feet
Speed
7 Knots
Passenger Decks
2
Built
1910
Registry
Holland
Room Grades

Inside Cabin

SIZE:5.60m2 / 60sqftSLEEPS:2

All cabins feature bunk bedding (1 upper / lower berth), along with wash basin (hot & cold water), storage space, 220v power outlet and frosted glass ceilings which allow for daylight to fill the cabin. All cabins utilise the ship's shared shower and toilet facilities. There are four showers and 5 toilets aboard for shared use by the up to 20 travellers.

Dining

Three meals of international cuisine are served in the mess room and prepared by the cook. The meals are not Michelin-star, however they are healthy, hearty and will warm your insides after a busy day exploring.

 

 

Features

The Noorderlicht is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands of the Arctic. She has generous open deck viewing spaces, as well as an intimate dining room and bar. Two inflatable zodiacs enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. The crew of the Noorderlicht consists of three expert Dutch sailors, a cook and an Expedition Leader. The sailors are in charge during sailing and the assistance of travellers is appreciated for handling the sails and taking the helm. This includes being on watch during nightly sailing.

 

Noorderlicht Expeditions

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North Norway Whale Safari & Aurora Borealis

From USD $2220.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:Arctic SHIP:Noorderlicht

From Tromsø follow the herring and the whales North of the Polar Circle to see the Northern Lights on this eight day expedition aboard the intimate sailing schooner Noorderlicht.

Arctic Summer in North Spitsbergen

From USD $4600.00 Per Person

DURATION:12 Days/ 11 Nights REGION:Arctic SHIP:Noorderlicht

This expedition sails to the remotest locations of northern Europe. Spot historic whaling remains, glaciers, a variety of Arctic birds including the Little Auk, and polar bears.

Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen - Ski & Sail

From USD $3050.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:Arctic SHIP:Noorderlicht

This is a Spitsbergen expedition with a difference! Designed for experienced ski mountaineers, you climb snow covered alpine mountains and then ski downhill.

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