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Giant whale jaw in the arctic
$6,250
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Around Spitsbergen

16 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Visit whaling and hunting stations
  • Observe distinctive arctic wildlife
  • Learn about the region from experts
  • Marvel at breathtaking scenery
Set sail for a 16-day Arctic expedition on the two-mast sailing vessel the Noorderlicht. Discover the region's rugged terrain and the multitude of wildlife that inhabit the tundra, cliffs, beaches, and Arctic waters. Visits to former whaling and hunting settlements showcase the treacherous history of past Arctic expeditions.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Forlandsundet, Fuglehuken, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Kong Ludvigøyane, Longyearbyen, Smeerenburg, Trygghamna, Ytre Norskøya Island
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$2,650
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Central Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Watch seals and walrus on ice floes
  • Navigate through elaborate fjords
  • Walk through Spitsbergen's tundra
  • Observe frenzied seabird activities
Board the Noorderlicht for this unforgettable 8-day cruise to the heart of Spitsbergen. Sail through the complex fjord systems and narrow water passages, taking in the unique geology of the region. This expedition cruise also offers numerous opportunities to see walrus, seals, reindeer, arctic fox, and a variety of bird life.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, 14th of July Glacier, Forlandsundet, Isfjord, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Poolepynten
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A walrus relaxes on the snow.
$2,650
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Central Spitsbergen, Aurora Borealis

8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Marvel at the northern lights
  • Sail near ice floes and into fjords
  • Visit important historical sites
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Take in the unique scenery, history, and wildlife of Spitsbergen on this 8-day Arctic expedition cruise. This autumn voyage aboard the Noorderlicht is idea for observing the Aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. Enjoy as you sail to the most remote places around Spitsbergen.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Barentsburg, Longyearbyen
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A humpback
$2,220
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North Norway - Whale Safari, Aurora Borealis

Tromsø -Tromsø - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Hike up hills for panoramic views
  • Observe orca and humpback whales
  • Admire colorful Aurora Borealis
  • Sail under canvas in narrow fjords
Join the crew of the Noorderlicht for an 8-day whale watching and northern lights adventure in northern Norway. Marvel at orca and humpback whales as they feed on herring schools in the fjords and in the dark evenings, enjoy the beautiful colors of the northern lights.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Tromso
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The beauty of the Aurora Borealis.
$2,200
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North Norway - Whale Safari, Aurora Borealis

Harstad - Harstad - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Watch as whales feed on herring
  • Marvel at the northern lights
  • Enjoy walks on Sommarøy's beaches
  • Snowshoe in forests near Finnsnes
On this awe-inspiring 8-day cruise, board the Noorderlicht to follow the whales north of the Arctic Circle as they feed on large schools of herring. Enjoy the rugged cliffs and narrow fjords with viewings of the northern lights at night.
Activities: Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Harstad
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Passengers: 20
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

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 for Arctic cruises and polar expeditions. The ‘Noorderlicht’ now has a well-balanced two-masted schooner rig and is capable of sailing the seven seas.

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.

The ‘Noorderlicht’ provides accommodation for 20 travellers in comfortable 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.
Noorderlicht
Twin Non Private
The ‘Noorderlicht’ provides accommodation for 20 travellers in comfortable 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.
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