S/V Noorderlicht Cruise

S/V Noorderlicht Cruise S/V Noorderlicht Cruise

For the ultimate sailing adventure, join S/V Noorderlicht on an Arctic cruise.  This 3-masted schooner carries just 20 passengers through the Arctic on unique wildlife cruises with great photo opportunities from whales to walruses.

This is a unique opportunity to enter the world - and period - of Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen. S/V Noorderlicht was built in 1910 – during the Golden Age of polar exploration. No other vessel will give you a better impression of that era.

Picture yourself at her helm, steering a course between enormous ice bergs. Or standing on a rolling deck, helping hoist the sails to catch the chill Northerly winds. This is a real voyage. Imagine the excitement when whales – massive leviathans of the deep – crash through the surface of the sea right next to your elegant schooner.

This isn’t a cruise. It’s an adventure that will live with you forever. If you’re a truly intrepid world traveller, you can’t resist a voyage aboard the S/V Noorderlicht.

S/V Noorderlicht, at a glance

  • Classic three-masted sailing schooner with engine
  • 20 passengers
  • Cabins with upper and lower berths
  • Galley and saloon
  • Opportunity to pilot/assist crew
  • Long daily landings/wildlife exploration (ice permitting)

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