8 Day North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whale , Explore the beauty of northern winter.

Start Point

Tromsø

End Point

Tromsø

Days

8 days & 7 nights

Price Per Person

USD 2299.00 Twin/USD 4699.00 Single

Tour Description

NOTE : DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE SHIP IS ALSO STRONGLY RECOMMENDED DEPARTURES FOR PRIVATE GROUPS UP TO 20 PASSENGERS OR INCENTIVE OR CHARTERED DEPARTURES.

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: The boat is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on open sea, water depth, wind, and time). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or the other propulsion method. If sails are used, the crew operates them. Guests must follow the safety instructions of the team. The average cruising speed for s/v Noorderlicht is 6 knots. Perfect ship for expedition cruising among small islands

 

BOOKING REFERENCE : NOO02-19

Day 1 Paris of the North

Place visiting
Enjoy exploring this sub-Arctic Norwegian town
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Your adventure begins in Tromsø, nicknamed the “Paris of the North,” located in an area rich with Norse and Sámi history.

Enjoy exploring this sub-Arctic Norwegian town, said to have been inhabited since the last ice age.

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Day 2 In search of Norway’s whales

Place visiting
Sail clockwise or counter-clockwise around the island of Senja , see whales.
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Early in the morning, you depart from Tromsø.

The itinerary depends largely on the weather conditions, the amount of daylight during the voyage, and the expected location of the whales.

You might sail clockwise or counter-clockwise around the island of Senja.

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Day 3 – 6 Whales of the shelf

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North coasts of Senja and Andfjorden , See whales , see white eagles one of the largest birds , see scenic fishing villages.
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You spend the next several days along the north coasts of Senja and Andfjorden, areas where many whales have been spotted in recent years.

Keep a look out for sperm whales and other whale species here.

Near Andenes, along the edge of the continental shelf, whales dive particularly deep to feed on giant squid.

You may also see white-tailed eagles, one of the largest birds of prey in Europe, vying for their share of the herring.

In the afternoon, you find a place for the night in one of the scenic fishing villages nearby, such as Skrolsvik, Andenes, Gryllefjorden, or Sommarøy.

Once the sun has set, you can make small hikes along the coast – and maybe even catch sight of the aurora.

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Day 7 – 8 Under the northern lights

Place visiting
Sail to the small island of Sommarøy
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Continuing your circumnavigation of Senja, you sail to the small island of Sommarøy.

Here there are good opportunities to see the northern lights as well as embark on pleasant hikes.

You spend the last morning of the cruise exploring the island’s small bays and white beaches.

You can even climb the 211-meter-high (692 feet) Mount Hillesøya, the summit of which affords panoramic views of the rugged coastline.

That afternoon you sail back to Tromsø.

After spending the night on board, you disembark the following day with memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

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What is all included

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In this voyage
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  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.
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What is not included

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In This voyage
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  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • Transfers to / from the vessel.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).
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Map of North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales

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Find your way
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About this ship:S/V NOORDERLICHT

Place visiting
Enjoy the polar regions as much as possible with s/v Noorderlicht
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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”.

Perfect for expedition cruising among small islands

The ‘Noorderlicht’ now has a well-balanced two-masted schooner rig and is capable of sailing the seven seas, and is therefor well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. 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. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board of a historic traditional sailing vessel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comfort and character

The ‘Noorderlicht’ provides accommodation for 20 travellers in small 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. All cabins have a small hatch in the ceiling which vary in size, except cabin 6 which has a small, locked porthole in the ceiling but ventilation slots in the door. On occasion and depending on weather situation those hatches will be opened by the crew to allow fresh air ventilation of the complete lower deck (including cabin 6) while passengers go ashore. 

Passengers: 20 in 10 cabins
Staff & crew: 5
Length: 46 meters (153 feet)
Breadth: 6,5 meters (22 feet)
Draft: 3,2 meters (11 feet)
Ice class: Strengthened bow
Displacement: 300 tonnes
Propulsion: 360 hp diesel
Speed: 6 knots average cruising speed
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Good to know before you go

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Be prepared
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Age range & Nationality onboard

Passengers on a typical voyage range from their 30s to their 80s - with a majority usually from 45 - 65, but a little younger on the Noorderlicht. Our expeditions attract independent-minded travellers from around the world. They are characterised by a strong interest in exploring remote regions. The camarader ie and spirit that develops aboard is an important part of the expedition experience. Many departures have several nationalities on board.

Giving a helping hand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catering

Three meals of international cuisine per day are served in the mess room and prepared by our cook.

Dress code

In keeping with our expeditions atmosphere, dress on board is informal. Bring casual and comfortable clothing for all activities. Keep in mind that much of the spectacular scenery can be appreciated from deck, which can be slippery. Bring sturdy shoes with no-slip soles and make sure the parka is never far away in case of the call "Whales!" comes over the loudspeaker and you have to dash outside. Wear layers since it is comfortably warm aboard the ship - and often cold on deck.

Electric Current

The electrical supply aboard the ship is 220 volt 50hz. Electrical outlets are standard European with two thick round pins. U.S. passengers may need a 220v/110v converter.

Excursions & Landings

Every day there will be excursions on land, weather and ice permitting. The landings will take three to six hours per day over untracked area. According to circumstances (the weather, the ice-situation or the passengers´ wishes) the program can sometimes be adjusted. Ample time will be devoted to wildlife, vegetation, geography and history.

Gratuities

The customary gratuity to the ship's crew and expedition leader is made as a blanket contribution at the end of the voyage. You will receive detailed guidelines aboard. Tipping is a very personal matter and the amount you wish to give is at your discretion.
We suggest to give cash Euros or Norwegian Crowns.

Non-smoking policy

On board our vessel we have a non-smoking policy. It is prohibited to smoke inside the ship.Please respect the wishes of non-smokers.

The crew

The crew of the ´Noorderlicht´ consists of three expert Dutch sailors, a cook and an expedition leader. The sailors are in charge during sailing and will bring us ashore. Whilst sailing the assistance of the passengers is appreciated for handling the sails and taking the helm. This includes being on watch during nightly sailing.

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Your physical condition

You must be in good general health and you should be able to walk several hours per day. The expedition is ship-based and physically not very demanding. Although we spend as much time as possible ashore, you are welcome to remain aboard the ship if you like. To join most excursions, you must be able to get up and down the steep gangway from the ship to the water level to board the Zodiacs. Staff will assist you in and out of the boats. This will become progressively easier with practice. Ashore it can be slippery and rocky. You are travelling in remote areas without access to sophisticated medical facilities, so you must not join this expedition if you have a life-threatening condition, or need daily medical treatment.

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2019-12-14 2019-12-21 Available
2019-12-21 2019-12-28 Available
2019-12-28 2020-01-04 Available