Asia Expedition 2022/2023

Heading out once again

Götheborg of Sweden is heading out on a great voyage, the Asia Expedition 2022/2023. In the same vein as in our history, the mission is to promote Swedish-Asian trade and create new business opportunities.

Götheborg of Sweden is the world’s largest wooden ocean-going sailing ship, and we look forward to a unique sailing adventure.

 

Departure from Gothenburg on 8 June 2022

Come and wave us off and if you have a boat, join us as we head out of the harbour and on to our great adventure and two year voyage to Asia! We're leaving in the afternoon, the 8th of June. More details on times will be published shortly. 

Sail with us!

Did you know that you can sail on board Götheborg as a deckhand? Anyone can apply! Experience life on board and learn how to sail an 18th century ship. Join us on a unique sailing adventure!   

Visit the ship!

Come on board and visit the ship! Learn about the history of the East India Companies and the adventures of the original Götheborg that sailed three times to Asia. Hear modern tales of sailing an 18th century ship, and about the exciting expedition to Asia. Feel the authentic atmosphere, including the smell of tar, and listen to everything from captivating stories, to the tremendous art of shipbuilding.

Götheborg will be open to visitors in all the ports that we visit along our route to Asia. More information is available under each city/stopover. Tickets sales have not yet started, but will start shortly. 

Route

The expedition to East Asia will last for nearly one and a half years and is dependent on mother nature and natural forces such as wind and currents. 

After leaving Sweden in June 2022, Götheborg will sail in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea, then across the North Sea and pass through the English Channel and past the Bay of Biscay. We will dock at a number of ports in the Mediterranean and then stay in the Mediterranean during winter 2022/2023.

Spring 2023 we will enter the Suez Canal, and head towards the Red Sea and Djibouti. After crossing the Indian Ocean, the ship will arrive in India. In India, our East Asia Tour begins and Götheborg with crew will now be heading towards the major markets Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and finally China. Join our journey and open new possibilities along the route!

The planning and work to confirm and finalise the stopovers and ports that Götheborg will dock at is an ongoing work. We will share the news with all of you underway!

Latest news

The Biscayan Adventure

05 May 2022

Join us on the longest and most adventurous of the European sailing legs. Fifteen days of sailing, crossing the Bay of Biscay as we head south towards Lisbon and later the Mediterranean. A sail to cross off the bucket list!

Lisbon stopover announced today

04 May 2022

In September, Götheborg will sail to Lisbon, Portugal. It is the first time that the ship visits Portugal. Götheborg will be in Lisbon 5–8 September 2022 and will be moored at the central location of Cais Rocha Conde de Óbidos. The ship will be open to visitors during its stay. Welcome on board!

The Gotenius shipyard visit – What has been done?

26 April 2022

We have now been at the shipyard for a number of weeks in order to get ready for the Asia Expedition. We've had sunshine, rain and snowstorms during our time at Gotenius, but now it's time to head back to Pier 4 at Eriksberg in Gothenburg. Let us tell you all about it.