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Kittiwake bird in flight
$6,400
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Around Spitsbergen

Spitsbergen Circumnavigation - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Enjoy strolling around Longyearbyen
  • Visit whaling and hunting station
  • Look out for wildlife
  • Visit the island of Ytre Norskøya
Activities:
Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on this 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. Visit former whaling and hunting settlements showcase the treacherous …
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Enjoy the beauty of Aurora Borealis while touring the arctic.
$3,100
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Central Spitsbergen, Arctic Autumn

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
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Adventure into the heart of Spitsbergen on this 8-day Arctic cruise aboard the two-mast sailing vessel, Noorderlicht. Learn about the region's history with a visit to the Svalbard Museum and excursions to old whaling and mining settlements. Sail into a variety of fjords including the …
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Arctic Northern Lights
$3,100
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Isfjorden Adventure, Late Arctic Autumn

8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Stroll around Longyearbyen
  • Visit the town of Trygghamna
  • Sail to Isfjord and explore
  • Visit the glacier of Nordenskiöl
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Svalbard on an 8-day sailing voyage aboardNoorderlicht starting from the former mining town of Longyearbyen.Visit the former whaling station and the remains of a Pomor house and the base of Alkhornet Mountain in Trygghamna. You can also enjoy the beautiful glaciers and spectacular wildlife …
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Northern lights - Aurora borealis
$2,400
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North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales

8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Spot whales
  • See white-tailed eagles
  • Hike on Sommarøy
  • Climb the Mount Hillesøya
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. Keep a lookout for sperm whales and other whale species along your journey. The long Norway nights offer travelers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$3,100
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North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring

8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Visit Trygghamma's whaling station
  • Navigate through elaborate fjords
  • Stop at Ny Ålesund's village
  • Encounter walruses at Poolepynten
Activities:
Hiking, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the remote fjords and sprawling tundra of Spitsbergen aboard the two-mast sailing vessel, the Nooderlicht. At the end of a long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: snow-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, temperatures around …
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Explore the expansive National Parks of the Arctic
$4,400
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North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Spot a minke whale
  • See reindeer grazing
  • Observe auks
  • Gaze on glaciers in Raudfjorden
Activities:
Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The North Spitsbergen cruise sails to some of the remotest locations of northern Europe. This 11-day expedition gives you the opportunity to spot historic whaling remains, glaciers, a variety of Arctic birds including the Little Auk, and polar bears.
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Walruses huddling together in Svalbard.
$3,100
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North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring

8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Watch seals and walrus on ice floes
  • Navigate through elaborate fjords
  • Walk through Spitsbergen's tundra
  • Walk to Alkhornet seabird cliff
Activities:
Hiking, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the remote fjords and sprawling tundra of Spitsbergen aboard the two-mast sailing vessel, the Nooderlicht. Bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy the endless opportunities to seethe incredible bird and marine life including, puffins, guillemots, walrus, seals, whales and more. …
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2020
EmbarksDays 
Feb 158North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Feb 228North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Feb 298North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Mar 078North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Mar 148North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Apr 188North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring
Apr 258North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring
May 158North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring
May 228North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring
May 238North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring
May 3011North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Jun 0911North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Jun 2911North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Aug 2316Around Spitsbergen
Sep 078Central Spitsbergen, Arctic Autumn
Sep 148Central Spitsbergen, Arctic Autumn
Sep 218Central Spitsbergen, Arctic Autumn
Sep 288Isfjorden Adventure, Late Arctic Autumn
Oct 058Isfjorden Adventure, Late Arctic Autumn
Oct 318North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Nov 078North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Nov 148North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Nov 218North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Dec 268North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
2021
EmbarksDays 
Jan 028North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Jan 098North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Jan 168North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Jan 238North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Jan 308North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Apr 108North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring
Apr 178North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring
Apr 248North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring
May 018North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring
May 088North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring
May 2911North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Jun 0811North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Jun 1811North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Jun 2811North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Aug 2216Around Spitsbergen
Sep 068Central Spitsbergen, Arctic Autumn
Sep 138Central Spitsbergen, Arctic Autumn
Sep 208Central Spitsbergen, Arctic Autumn
Sep 278Isfjorden Adventure, Late Arctic Autumn
Oct 048Isfjorden Adventure, Late Arctic Autumn
Oct 118Isfjorden Adventure, Late Arctic Autumn
Oct 308North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Nov 068North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Nov 138North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Nov 208North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Nov 278North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales
Max 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.
Noorderlicht deck plan
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