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Spitsbergen with SV Noorderlicht

Expe­ri­ence Spits­ber­gen with a small sai­ling ship, share the enthu­si­asm for the arc­tic with a small group of like-min­ded … spend a lot of time out on the tun­dra … reach remo­te are­as …

That is how a good Spits­ber­gen voya­ge should be, in my opi­ni­on. In 2009 and 2010, we used the two-mast sai­ling ship Noor­der­licht. In 2011, we con­ti­nue with Anti­gua, which is slight­ly lar­ger and thus gives us the oppor­tu­ni­ty to have a second gui­de with us, making us more fle­xi­ble on shore and giving us the oppor­tu­ni­ty to intro­du­ce spe­cial the­mes on cer­tain voya­ges, for examp­le »pho­to­gra­phy« in August 2011 and »Gla­ciers« in Sep­tem­ber 2012.

By the way, SV Noor­der­licht cele­bra­tes her 100th bir­th­day in 2010 – hap­py bir­th­day! And we will also hap­pi­ly con­ti­nue with Noor­der­licht as soon as the oppor­tu­ni­ty ari­ses.

Pho­tos and triplogs (Ger­man) of our Noor­der­licht-voya­ges: Sep­tem­ber 2009, Juni 2010.

With the sai­ling ship in Spits­ber­gen

noor­der­licht (gal­le­ry):

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noor­der­licht (gal­le­ry)

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noor­der­licht a (gal­le­ry)

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Noor­der­licht

The Noor­der­licht was ori­gi­nal­ly built in 1910, in Flens­burg. For most of her life she ser­ved as a light ves­sel on the Bal­tic. Then, in 1991 the pre­sent owners purcha­sed the ship and re-rig­ged and re-fit­ted her tho­rough­ly, accord­ing to the rules of ‘Regis­ter Hol­land’. Noor­der­licht is 46 metres long and 6.5 metres bre­adth, a well-balan­ced, two-mas­ted schoo­ner rig that is able to sail all seas. The­re is a nau­ti­cal crew of 3, the chef and the guide/expedition lea­der. 

Some Details:

Built in1910
Moder­ni­zed1991
Length46 metres
Width6.5 metres
Draft3.20 metres
Total sail area550 m²
Engi­neDie­sel (360 HP)
SpeedMax 7 knots
Cate­go­ry 2 mast sai­ling ves­sel. Ice streng­t­he­ned, no ice class.
Pas­sen­ger cabins10 twin cabins.
Length of matras­ses1,90 metres
CrewCap­tain, two navi­ga­tors, chef, guide/expedition lea­der.
Electri­ci­ty220 V (Euro­pean stan­dard plug)

noor­der­licht (gal­le­ry)

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