Noorderlicht, Arctic

  • from US$ 260 / day

The s/v Noorderlicht is a 46m 2-masted schooner offering exciting adventure cruises around Northern Norway and Spitsbergen all year round. Built in 1910, she is now perfectly suited to explore the small islands of northern Norway. The SV Noorderlicht caters to just 20 passengers in 10 twin-bunk cabins. Each cabin has storage space and wash basin with hot & cold water, and shared bathroom facilities are conveniently located on the cabin deck. As can be expected of a historic sailing vessel, the SV Noorderlicht is cosy yet basic, with an indoor bar, lounge and dining area, and deck space which is a great spot for whale watching and taking in the spectacular views.

The experienced crew of the S/V Noorderlicht are on hand to help make your trip an unforgettable journey. Itineraries range from 8-days to 16-days, and include North Norway for whale watching and the Aurora Borealis, ski-mountaineering at the Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen and snowshoeing in North Spitsbergen for the Arctic Spring or Autumn. Wildlife highlights include seing Polar bears, Reindeer, Seals, Walrus, Arctic tern and much much more.

Don't miss out on your chance to sail the Arctic aboard the sv Noorderlicht and call us or book online today.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | no scuba diving


Included: VAT, Accommodation, All meals, Towels Provided, Naturalist Guide, National Park Fees

Excluded: Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post- land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel outside Spitsbergen; transfers to the vessel in Ushuaia and Ascension and from the vessel in Ascension and Praia; 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; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Indoor Saloon
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1910
  • Year renovated 1991
  • Length 46 meters (153 feet)
  • Beam 6.5 meters (22 feet)
  • Top speed 7 knots
  • Engines 360 hp diesel
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 5
  • Tenders 2 Zodiacs

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Life Vests
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid