Noorderlicht, Arctic


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.

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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: Travel Insurance, Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks.

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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner

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
Origin: US