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Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen - Ski & Sail

DEPARTING FROM:LongyearbyenFINAL DESTINATION:Longyearbyen

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 NightsREGION:ArcticSHIP:Noorderlicht

This unique 'Ski & Sail' expedition in Spitsbergen travels aboard the historic sailing vessel Noorderlicht. This beautiful yacht delivers you to the remotest parts of Spitsbergen where you can climb snow covered alpine mountains and ski downhill. The Ski & Sail programme is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who can 

master skiing techniques in ascent and descent in challenging snow covered alpine terrain. A typical day will involve ski climbs on mountain tops which are in average 700-850 metre altitude and downhill skiing from there (actual accumulated altitude climbed over the course of a day can exceed 1000 m and more).

Ship Details

Noorderlicht

Noorderlicht

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.

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
Inclusions

Your cruise price includes:

  • Seven night voyage aboard the Noorderlicht
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material

 

Your cruise price does not include: 

  • Airfares to and from the cruise
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements
  • Transfers to / from the vessel
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Meals ashore
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory)
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges
  • Gratuities - the cruise line states "The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided)"
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended - SAVE 20% when purchased with your expedition)
  • Skiing equipment - expeditioners to bring their own