Noorderlicht, Arctic

  • from $ 367 / day


  • Become part of the crew sailing the Arctic
  • Visit undiscovered places of breathtaking beauty
  • See the Aurora Borealis as the first explorers did

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

The experienced crew of the S/V Noorderlicht is on hand to help make your trip an unforgettable journey for whale watching, seeing 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 seeing Polar bears, Arctic foxes, reindeer, Seals, Walrus, Arctic terns, and many 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 | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Port Fees, Airport 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, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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

  • Library
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer 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.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1910
  • Year renovated 1993
  • Length 46.2 meters
  • Beam 6.5 meters (22 feet)
  • Top speed 7 knots
  • Engines 460 HP Caterpillar C12 Diesel
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 6

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares