Sailing Ships

SV Rembrandt van Rijn

Ship description

Originally built in 1947 as a herring lugger, SV Rembrandt van Rijn was converted into a three-mast passenger schooner in 1994 in the Netherlands. Later, the ship underwent a complete reconstruction and renovation program until 2011. According to the latest SOLAS regulations the communication and navigation equipment was completely renewed. The ship has a reinforced bow, making it ideally suited for sailing expeditions to the fjords of Greenland. 

The SV Rembrandt van Rijn sails easily between small islands and offers excellent open deck areas for wildlife and landscape viewing. The two inflatable dinghies (Zodiacs) allow landings into otherwise inaccessible areas for further exploration of flora and fauna. The Ski & Sail programme on board the SV Rembrandt van Rijn is aimed at experienced cross-country skiers who have mastered the techniques required for challenging ski ascents and descents in snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves ascents to mountain peaks at an average altitude of 700 to 850 metres, followed by descents from these altitudes. The difference in altitude that can be achieved in one day can easily exceed 1,000 metres.

Exact route planning is not possible in advance due to various factors such as unpredictable weather, animal sightings and avalanche risk. Potential (but not binding) routes cover the Kongsfjorden, Isfjord and Prins-Karls-Forland regions. These routes serve only as rough guidelines, while the final decision on the daily routes lies with the expedition leader. Adaptability is paramount on this type of adventure and participants should bring their own ski mountaineering equipment.

Flag: Vanuatu
Lenght: 49,50 meters
Breadth: 6,65 meters
Draft: 2,8 meters
Displacement: 435 tons
Engine: 2 Cummins-Motors 550 KW
Speed: 6,5 knots average
Passengers: 33 in 16 cabins
Crew: Crew 10 + Guides 2

Cabin Facilities

The ship offers enough space for a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 double cabins:

  • 1 private triple cabin (with shower, toilet & porthole).
  • 6 private double inside cabins (with shower & toilet, without porthole)
  • 9 private double cabins (with shower & toilet, with porthole)
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Dates & Booking
incl. atmosfair CO2 compensation (23 €/to CO2)
Dates Route Price from Route-Nr.
06/08/2024-06/18/2024 Longyearbyen/ Spitzbergen - North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer - Longyearbyen 4,400 € EX15-4115
06/18/2024-06/28/2024 Longyearbyen/ Spitzbergen - North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer - Summer Solstice - Longyearbyen 4,700 € EX15-4116
06/28/2024-07/08/2024 Longyearbyen/ Spitzbergen - North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer - Longyearbyen 4,400 € EX15-4117
07/08/2024-07/18/2024 Longyearbyen/ Spitzbergen - North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer - Longyearbyen 4,400 € EX15-4118
07/18/2024-08/01/2024 Longyearbyen/ Spitzbergen - Sail around Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer - Longyearbyen 6,600 € EX15-4119
06/08/2025-06/18/2025 Round trip/ Expedition "North Svalbard, Arctic Summer": Longyearbyen/ Svalbard - Longyearbyen 4,850 € EX19-511E
06/18/2025-06/28/2025 Round trip/ Expedition "North Svalbard, Arctic Summer - Summer Solstice": Longyearbyen/ Svalbard - Longyearbyen" 4,850 € EX19-511F
06/28/2025-07/08/2025 Round trip/ Expedition "North Svalbard, Arctic Summer - Summer Solstice": Longyearbyen/ Svalbard - Longyearbyen" 4,850 € EX19-511G
10/12/2025-10/18/2025 Round trip/ Expedition "Northeast Iceland Explorer" Aurora Borealis, Hike & Sail: Akureyri - Seyðisfjörður 3,400 € EX19-511J


20% discount for one or more consecutive Arctic voyages in 2024. Please note that all dates & rates are subject to change. All voyages will operate subject to a minimum of 24 participants.

Fare includes:

  • 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.
  • Free use of snowshoes.
  • On Rembrandt voyages: Transfers and baggage handling between airport and ship at Constable Pynt on the chartered group flights.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.

Not included:

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
  • 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).

Single travellers
Single travellers can choose between "single occupancy" at a supplement of 1,7 x the Twin or Superior cabin rate, or "sharing basis" in Twin, Triple or Quadruple category at no additional cost.

Upon request (some voyages may be excluded), children under 16 with parents may receive 40 % discount in Grand Suite, Superior, Triple (sharing with 2 parents / adults) and Quadruple Cabins (sharing with 3 parents / adults).

Embarkation is always from 16:00 on the day of arrival and disembarkation after the last breakfast from 9:00.

Please note:

This itinerary is for guidance only. The programme may vary depending on ice, weather and wildlife viewing. Landings are subject to availability of sites, permits and environmental concerns as per AECO regulations. Official schedules and landing sites are determined with AECO prior to the start of the season, but the Expedition Leader determines the final schedule. Flexibility is of utmost importance on our expedition-style cruises. Willingness to forego comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic traditional sailing vessel. Important note regarding the sailing programme: the ship is equipped with sails and these will be used if conditions are good (open sea, water depth, suitable wind conditions, time availability). However, this is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. If sails are used, they will be operated by the crew. Guests follow the safety instructions of the crew. The average speed of the s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.