s/v Noorderlicht is a sailing vessel well suited for sailing among small islands and offers good open-deck viewing areas, also when under sail.
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 the present owners purchased the hull and re-rigged and refitted her thoroughly, under the rules of “Register Holland”.
The ‘Noorderlicht’ now has a well-balanced two-masted schooner rig and is capable of sailing the seven seas, and is therefor well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas.
The qualified captains have a great experience of the oceans. Together with the rest of the crew, they will do everything possible to ensure that you have a wonderful and unforgettable journey. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board of a historic traditional sailing vessel.
The ‘Noorderlicht’ provides accommodation for 20 travellers in small twin cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths, a cupboard and wash basin with hot and cold water. Shared shower (4) and toilet (5) facilities are conveniently located. All cabins have a small hatch in the ceiling which vary in size, except cabin 6 which has a small, locked porthole in the ceiling but ventilation slots in the door. On occasion and depending on weather situation those hatches will be opened by the crew to allow fresh air ventilation of the complete lower deck (including cabin 6) while passengers go ashore.
Passengers: 20 in 10 cabins
Staff & crew: 5
Length: 46 meters (153 feet)
Breadth: 6,5 meters (22 feet)
Draft: 3,2 meters (11 feet)
Ice class: Strengthened bow
Displacement: 300 tonnes
Propulsion: 360 hp diesel
Speed: 6 knots average cruising speed
1 upper / lower berth
Shared shower & toilet
Frosted glass in the cabin ceilings which provides some daylight into the cabins.
All cabins have shared shower & toilet facilities
s/v Noorderlicht has 4 showers and 5 toilets onboard which are conveniently located
Northern Norway, Whales and Northern Lights
Follow the herring and the whales North of the Polar Circle
North Spitsbergen in Spring
North Spitsbergen in Spring
North Spitsbergen in Summer
North of Spitsbergen in Summer
Around Spitsbergen on the Noorderlicht
Around Spitsbergen on board the sailing vessel Noorderlicht.
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