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von Barbara Stocker

Ein einzigartiges Erlebnis. Wir sind sehr glücklich, dass wir an dieser Reise teilnehmen durften.

von Heinz Sulzer

aircraft hangar from ice

A great trip all round - exceeded my expectations. Wonderful caring, personable and helpful staff. Cabin was well appointed and very comfortable for two people. Food was excellent - a good selection to choose from - wait staff was very efficient and pleasant. I would highly recommend traveling with this company to future travelers.

Super Essen, wundervolle Eindrücke, einmalige Landschaft

von Christof Pauli

Sehr positiv zu erwähnen ist das Hotel-und Servicepersonal auf dem Schiff. Alle waren sehr freundlich, hilfsbereit und professionell! Leider können wir dies über das Expeditionsteam nicht sagen. Der Informationsfluss war sehr mangelhaft. Da das Wetter nicht sehr gut war, mussten wir oft bis zu einem geplanten Termin warten, was dann geschehen soll. Bei der Einweisung wurde gesagt, dass es immer einen Plan B, C, D… gibt. Warum wurden diese Pläne uns nicht transparent gemacht? Zusammengefasst haben wir nicht das gesehen, was wir uns laut Reisebeschreibung versprochen haben. Die gesichteten Tiere war mehr als übersichtlich. Von der Expeditionsleitung kam die Aussage, dass Tiere sehr scheu sind und deshalb eine Sichtung eher unwahrscheinlich ist. Warum wird es dann im Prospekt so beworben? Anlandungen, bei welchen man in Gruppen wanderte, wurden nach schnell- mittel- und gemütlich eingeteilt. Diese Einteilung konnten wir nicht nachvollziehen, da es nicht um die sportliche Fitness, sondern um das Naturerlebnis ging. Sollten die Tiere wirklich so scheu sein, dann wurden diese von der schnellen Gruppe sicher vertrieben. Die Natur war großartig – Das Expeditionsteam leider nicht.

von Kim Petersen

This was the most amazing trip of a lifetime. My wife and I felt so privileged to visit Greenland and experience such a pristine wilderness. The expedition staff were extremely professional and all so knowledgeable about their area of expertise. They all took safety very seriously which is what you want with big bears, very cold water and large icebergs! The scenery in this part of the world is breathtaking and a photographers dream! The amenities on the boat were good. We had a very comfortable cabin with twin beds and windows and our own bathroom. The deck 5 lounge was good place to see the passing views and have a tea or coffee. Deck 7 was the place to be on fine days to view the icebergs and be spoilt with a hot chocolate from the staff. The hotel staff were great especially Gabor and Charlotte who really tried with making sure I had gluten free food. We really appreciated the professionalism and caring of the volunteer doctor on board whose paid job is a professor in emergency medicine (thank you!) if you want to go on an amazing trip, pick this company.

von James Vedder

Accommodations/ cabin was basic but very adequate. Meals were outstanding. Dining area, lounge superb. Nice to meet captain... crew members excellent, friendly. Ship was very stable even in high seas. Great assistance boarding & disembarking Zodiacs..

von Ursula und Stephan Schüßler

Die komplette Besatzung des Schiffes, das Expeditionsteam unter der Leitung von Christian Engelke und Sandra Petrowitz war genial. Alle verdienen den größten Dank für ihren Einsatz, Flexibilität u.s.w. bei der Durchführung dieser erlebnisreichen, unvergesslichen Reise!

von Stephan Oberteufer

This trip with s/v Noorderlicht was the third and last activity on my extensive stay in Svalbard. The bar naturally was already set high after exploring the northern archipelago on a small motorship and a stay at Nordenskiöld Lodge. My experience on the sailing vessel Noorderlicht was second to none. On this historic vessel one can feel the spirit of the early explorers. On one occasion the winds were in our favour to set up the sails to sail a whole leg without the engine, opening up the ears just for the sounds of winds, waves and birds. The trip was expedition style, making and adjusting plans to prevailing wind and weather conditions. Expedition leader Sarah and Captain Floris did a great job. We always had good sailing conditions and visited stunning places ashore, staying away from unpleasant winds in parts of the region. At this time of the year the lights are spectacular for the sun stays low on the horizon the whole day and the twilights are intense and lengthy. Naturally there is some limitations to space and comfort on a vessel like that. The interior was cosy and the hosting of the Dutch crew was outstanding. With all the fellow travellers we had a very enjoyable week.

Even though it was the first time for me on a sailing vessel I felt very comfortable from the beginning. The crew with our captain Floris was friendly and helpful all the time and really passionate sailors. Beside the weather that was great during the whole trip and the low standing sun that shined a beautiful warm light on the incredible landscape, our expedition leader Sarah really made this trip perfect. With her outstanding knowledge about Svalbard and her open and friendly way she led us to the best places to see and understood to keep us safe and in good hands all the time. It was a fantastic experience and for sure I will come back again. Thanks a lot to the crew of Noorderlicht and Sarah!

von Yindra Beer

Alles Super, aufregend und spannend. Viel gelernt über Geologie, Biologie und Inuiten in Grönland. Unterkunft und Verpflegung Super und freundliche Besatzung.

von Jeroen & Marian van Rooijen

Our journey with the ''Noorderlicht'' to Spitsbergen was magnificent! Not only the magnificent landscape of Spitsbergen in a clear blue sky, but also the way how this trip was arranged was outstanding. Due to bad weather forecast in the southern fjords, captain Floris made a wise decision to sail an alternative route. This resulted in gorgeous anchor places and landings at beautiful places that were all different each day. Sarah - our trip leader - showed these beautiful places, was very attentive, social, knowledgeable and kept the group together in order to take care of our security. She also showed the effects of rubbish (e.g. fishing nets and ropes) on the beach which endanger wildlife and which lead to spontanuous beach clean-up actions. Shipmates Mick and Martijn did a good job in every aspect with a lot of humor. Next to that, we gained more than a kilo in weight during this week, because of the delicious meals made by Gabrielle. Amazing (for us vegetarian) meals came out that small kitchen! We highly recomment this trip and this crew to whoever is thinking of making a journey to Spitsbergen!

von Inge Wankmüller

Wunderbare Reise, perfekte Organisation, sehr kompetente Betreuer an Bord, einfach perfekt in allen Punkten.

The voyage with Noorderlicht 16 – 23 Sep. was magnificent. I deeply enjoyed the majestic arctic landscape, and was greatly impressed by the efforts of the crew and the very able expedition leader Sarah. The Noorderlicht is a historical sailing ship with a cosy interior. It takes only 15 passengers, which makes for a personal and friendly mood during the expedition. When weather conditions allow it, sails are used, and the passengers who like to help, may assist in sailing the vessel. During the week we had nice sunny weather and visited several spots, each beautiful in a very different way, where we made landings by zodiac, followed by quiet walks (2-3 hours, with ample opportunity to watch nature and take pictures). A nice contrast was the visit of industrial ghost town Pyramiden. Social highlights were the camp fire on the beach and the festive dinner on the last evening (the food, cooked by Gabriella, was overall delicious, just the right kind of comforting dishes when one comes in from the cold). I felt very well, thanks to the attentive crew, my kind fellow passengers and the excellent leading of the expedition , and will certainly return for a trip in summer!

von Sylvie Wesser

The trip with Noorderlicht in September 2018 was an amazing and a great experience. Due to weather and wind situations we had to change the route, which was the best we could have done! We had 6 great days in Central-Spitsbergen with sunshine and blue sky every day! Even Northern Lights we could spot during the night and during the day we had great warm “sunset-light” the whole day. We went on different hikes, explored the fascinating ghost town Pyramiden and had a beautiful bonfire at the beach. During the last landing some even went for a “refreshing” polar plunge. We also managed to sail on some days, a great experience to sail without any noise through that beautiful arctic landscape between glaciers, rough mountains and fresh snow powdered valleys. Expeditionsleader Sarah, Capitan Floris and the Noorderlicht-crew arranged a comfortable stay for us on the cozy Noorderlicht. Thank you for this great week in Svalbard.

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