A great expedition

Expedition 2022/2023

In 2022 and 2023 Götheborg has been sailing in Europe – an adventure with nineteen amazing portstops and great sailing. A total of 90,000 visitors have been welcomed on board since the ship departed from Gothenburg the 8th of June 2022.  

The 2nd of June, Götheborg returned to its home port Gothenburg to officially open the city's 400-year jubilee with gun salute. The Swedish East India Company and its ships played a central role in the development and history of the city of Gothenburg, and we are delighted to be part of the celebrations.

During summer 2023, the ship will continue to be part of the 400-year celebrations, and will stay open to visitors. In September, we are open to visitors on weekends.  

Visit us!

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

A Great Expedition In 2022 and 2023, Götheborg of Sweden has been on a sailing expedition in Europe. During the past year we have made nineteen stopovers and welcomed 90,000 visitors on board. Read more about the expedition here. Read more
Stopovers Our stopovers in 2022 and 2023 have stretched from the Nordic capitals in the Baltic Sea, to cities like London and Lisbon, and then on to the Mediterranean. Check out all our stopovers here. Read more
Sailing as a deckhand When we're out on expedition, it is possible to sail with us as a paying deckhand – a unique adventure and experience. Right now, as we do not have any planned sailings, we do not have any available spaces for deckhands. See past sailing legs
Partners & Suppliers Our partners and suppliers are joining us on a unique adventure and voyage. We want to extend our deepest gratitude to all the great people and companies that are working with us! Read more

A glimpse into life on board

These short videos from the 2022 expedition document what sailing on board the Götheborg is all about: The breathtaking scenery, the ocean, the hard work, the adventure, the comradeship and the great people on board. The amazing ship that is Götheborg of Sweden; creaking, swaying, sailing – all craftmanship, manual work and rugged beauty. 

Latest news

Tar weekend coming up!

20 September 2023

Summer is over and the maintenance of our beloved ship is in need of some extra pair of hands! If you have time to spend, and love the dark and musky fragrance of tar?

Open on weekends in September 2023

01 September 2023

Good news! We will extend the period that we are open to visitors in Eriksberg, Gothenburg. All through September 2023, we will stay open for guided tours on weekends. Opening hours will be 11:00–16:00 and tours will leave once an hour. Welcome on board the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship!

Götheborg will attend Donsö Shipping Meet

05 July 2023

At the end of August, Götheborg of Sweden will attend Sweden’s largest shipping event, Donsö Shipping Meet (DSM). It’s the first time that the ship will attend the event, and it is also the first time that Götheborg will moor at Donsö in the southern archipelago outside of Gothenburg. 

Owner and main partner

Greencarrier Group
Greencarrier is a global group offering logistics solutions all over the world, focusing on knowledge, innovation and sustainable solutions. SOIC and Greencarrier share common values and when we start our journey towards a sustainable future with commerce, shipping and logistics as our base, Svenska Ostindiska Companiet is simply our starting point. We like challenges, and our attitude is:
Yes, it's possible!

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