Nordlys (1873)
The world's oldest cargo ship

Modern philosophy, traditional transport

Nordlys is named after the spectacular natural phenomena, the Northern Light. The ship has no engine and she ships organic cargo between European countries solely with the power of the wind. The Nordlys carries a maximum of 25 tons of organic and traditionally crafted goods like wine, whisky and olive oil. As does the Northern Light, Nordlys will leave you with memories that last forever.

Current Position of Nordlys by Satellite

AIS Marine Traffic – note signal is lost 30nm offshore

Current Position of Nordlys by Satellite

Nordlys' history

This wooden ketch is the oldest still sailing cargo ship, she began her life in 1873 as a fishing trawler. She was built on the Isle of Wight, south of England. Nordlys was restored in 2014 and since it was added to the Fairtransport fleet in 2015, Nordlys has safely completed 5 grand European voyages.

Nordlys waiting for more wind...

Built: 1873
Rig: Ketch
Length overall: 25 meters
Length on deck: 20 meters
Draught: 3 meters
Gross tonnage: 25 Tons
Cargo capacity: 28 m3
Maximum number of sails: 8
Professional crew: 5
Trainees / guests: 4

Nordlys Sailing Schedule 2020

Captain Gerhard
Captain Lammert
Captain Anne-Flore
Captain Francois

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