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Central Spitsbergen Adventure (Noorderlicht)

The sailing expeditions in Spitsbergen and Norway will be carried out by the two-mast sailing vessel Noorderlicht. This beautiful vessel will bring you to the remotest places around Spitsbergen, Lofoten and Troms area. Leaving Tryghamna early in the morning and set sail to the north side of Bell Sund fjord system with fascinating geology and amazing landscapes. Bell Sund is a fjord system with two major branches (Van Mijenfjord, Van Keulenfjord) and one smaller side bay (Recherchefjord). The geology is fascinating and has created amazing landscapes, such as the long, narrow island of Akseløya that blocks Van Mijenfjord almost completely.
23 September, 2018 to 30 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Central Spitsbergen Adventure (Noorderlicht), departing on 23 September, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin shared inside £ 2040 GBP pp
s/v Noorderlicht has 10 Twin Shared Inside cabins. Each cabin provides you with; 1 upper / lower berth, shared shower & toilet, wash basin, storage space, frosted glass in the cabin ceilings, which provides some daylight into the cabins. As all cabins have shared shower & toilet facilities, s/v Noorderlicht has 4 showers and 5 toilets onboard which are convienently located.
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30 September, 2018 to 07 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Central Spitsbergen Adventure (Noorderlicht), departing on 30 September, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin shared inside £ 2040 GBP pp
s/v Noorderlicht has 10 Twin Shared Inside cabins. Each cabin provides you with; 1 upper / lower berth, shared shower & toilet, wash basin, storage space, frosted glass in the cabin ceilings, which provides some daylight into the cabins. As all cabins have shared shower & toilet facilities, s/v Noorderlicht has 4 showers and 5 toilets onboard which are convienently located.
view cabin photo
07 October, 2018 to 14 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Central Spitsbergen Adventure (Noorderlicht), departing on 07 October, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin shared inside £ 2040 GBP pp
s/v Noorderlicht has 10 Twin Shared Inside cabins. Each cabin provides you with; 1 upper / lower berth, shared shower & toilet, wash basin, storage space, frosted glass in the cabin ceilings, which provides some daylight into the cabins. As all cabins have shared shower & toilet facilities, s/v Noorderlicht has 4 showers and 5 toilets onboard which are convienently located.
view cabin photo
14 October, 2018 to 21 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Central Spitsbergen Adventure (Noorderlicht), departing on 14 October, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin shared inside £ 2040 GBP pp
s/v Noorderlicht has 10 Twin Shared Inside cabins. Each cabin provides you with; 1 upper / lower berth, shared shower & toilet, wash basin, storage space, frosted glass in the cabin ceilings, which provides some daylight into the cabins. As all cabins have shared shower & toilet facilities, s/v Noorderlicht has 4 showers and 5 toilets onboard which are convienently located.
view cabin photo

Central Spitsbergen Adventure (Noorderlicht) itinerary:

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Day 1: We will embark our vessel in Longyeabyen, in the late afternoon
After arriving in Longyearbyen, the ‘capital’ (actually the administrative centre) of Spitsbergen, you may wish to visit the Svalbard Museum which has an interesting collection on the history of Spitsbergen, the mining industry and polar exploration. In the afternoon we sail, setting course for Alkhornet, a high cliff. Below the cliffs we often see Arctic Fox and reindeer. We continue to Trygghamna to visit the remains of a 17th century English whaling station and an 18th century Russian Pomor station.
Day 2 - 5: We set sail to the fjord system of Bell Sund
We leave Trygghamna early in the morning and sail to the north side of Bellsund. Bellsund is a fjord system with two major branches (Van Mijenfjord, Van Keulenfjord) and one smaller side bay (Recherchefjord). The geology is fascinating and has created amazing landscapes, such as the long, narrow island of Akseløya that blocks Van Mijenfjord almost completely. In Fridtjovhamna, the calving glacier Fridtjovbreen is surrounded by picturesque mountains. The rich wildlife of the area has attracted hunters throughout several centuries - we will walk in their footsteps and see remains of their huts - for example, at Ahlstrandhalvøya. Recherchefjord is one of the places in Spitsbergen with the highest concentration of historical sites, dating back to 17th century whalers and the mining period of the early 20th century. The glacier Recherchebreen ends at a lagoon, likely to be frozen in October, with many smaller icebergs. Polar Bear are likely to be present anywhere in the Bellsund area, and we will keep a keen watch to find them. We have also seen Beluga (white whales) in this area.
Day 6: We will visit an inhabitated Russian settlement in Barentsburg
We will pay a visit to Barentsburg, the only inhabited Russian settlement in Spitsbergen, or to Colesbukta, an abandoned Russian coal mining settlement.
Day 7: We will sail into the Isfjord system
We sail into the inner reaches of the Isfjord system, where during nights with open sky we will experience temperatures of minus 10 degrees C, and new ice will be forming on the heads of the fjords.
Day 8: Our final morning, we will disembark the ship in the morning in Longyearbyen
Departure by scheduled flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo.
Please Note:
The autumn Spitsbergen voyages, at the onset of winter, are ideal for observing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). A typical itinerary to Central Spitsbergen is illustrated above. This itinerary is for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Central Spitsbergen Adventure (Noorderlicht) reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
The autumn Spitsbergen voyages, at the onset of winter, are ideal for observing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). A typical itinerary to Central Spitsbergen is illustrated above. This itinerary is for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.
Day 8: Our final morning, we will disembark the ship in the morning in Longyearbyen *
Departure by scheduled flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo.
Day 7: We will sail into the Isfjord system *
We sail into the inner reaches of the Isfjord system, where during nights with open sky we will experience temperatures of minus 10 degrees C, and new ice will be forming on the heads of the fjords.
Day 6: We will visit an inhabitated Russian settlement in Barentsburg *
We will pay a visit to Barentsburg, the only inhabited Russian settlement in Spitsbergen, or to Colesbukta, an abandoned Russian coal mining settlement.
Day 2 - 5: We set sail to the fjord system of Bell Sund *
We leave Trygghamna early in the morning and sail to the north side of Bellsund. Bellsund is a fjord system with two major branches (Van Mijenfjord, Van Keulenfjord) and one smaller side bay (Recherchefjord). The geology is fascinating and has created amazing landscapes, such as the long, narrow island of Akseløya that blocks Van Mijenfjord almost completely. In Fridtjovhamna, the calving glacier Fridtjovbreen is surrounded by picturesque mountains. The rich wildlife of the area has attracted hunters throughout several centuries - we will walk in their footsteps and see remains of their huts - for example, at Ahlstrandhalvøya. Recherchefjord is one of the places in Spitsbergen with the highest concentration of historical sites, dating back to 17th century whalers and the mining period of the early 20th century. The glacier Recherchebreen ends at a lagoon, likely to be frozen in October, with many smaller icebergs. Polar Bear are likely to be present anywhere in the Bellsund area, and we will keep a keen watch to find them. We have also seen Beluga (white whales) in this area.
Day 1: We will embark our vessel in Longyeabyen, in the late afternoon *
After arriving in Longyearbyen, the ‘capital’ (actually the administrative centre) of Spitsbergen, you may wish to visit the Svalbard Museum which has an interesting collection on the history of Spitsbergen, the mining industry and polar exploration. In the afternoon we sail, setting course for Alkhornet, a high cliff. Below the cliffs we often see Arctic Fox and reindeer. We continue to Trygghamna to visit the remains of a 17th century English whaling station and an 18th century Russian Pomor station.
* = Indicative
Map for Central Spitsbergen Adventure (Noorderlicht)
Noorderlicht, the ship servicing Central Spitsbergen Adventure (Noorderlicht)

Noorderlicht

Vessel Type: Schooner Yacht

Length: 46 metres

Passenger Capacity: 20 (in 10 cabins)

Built: 1910 / Rerigged and refitted: 1991

 

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, under the rules of "Register Holland".

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.

Ice class: The Noorderlicht has no ice class. She was anchored year around near Flensburg (Germany).  Due to heavy ice conditions in the winter time, the bow of the Noorderlicht was strengthened.  The vessel is not an ice breaker but has a strengthened bow.

 

Cozy dining onboard © Jan Belgers-Oceanwide Expeditionss/v Noorderlicht great angle © Remy Marion-Oceanwide Expeditions

Cabin layout for Noorderlicht
• See 17th century English whaling station

• Visit Island of Akseløya and see Glacier Fridtjofbreen

• Admire Isfjord system
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