Amazing Ice-bound Ship Hotel

Amazing Ice-bound Ship Hotel 
Noorderlicht, or Northern Lights in Dutch, is a two-masted schooner that spends the summer taking tourists around the Arctic region, particularly the Norwegian islands of Svalbard, and other remote places in the archipelago searching for wildlife. Then just before the winter sets in, the ship is sailed to Tempelfjorden, a fjord at Spitsbergen, and allowed to freeze in the sea ice where it becomes a unique ice-bound hotel. noorderlicht-ship-4
The SV Noordelicht was originally named Fs Kalkgrund II, and was built in Flensburg, Germany in 1910, as a three-masted schooner. She was used as a light vessel as well as a weather ship and pilot station.
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Sources: Oceanwide Expedition / Wikipedia / The Guardian

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