In August, we will attend the freshly started Gothenburg Row. During the cultural feast in Gothenburg, lots of traditional row boats will tour around the inner city canal.
In 2022 and 2023, the Götheborg has been on a great expedition in Europe. We have visited nineteen ports in the past year, and welcomed 90,000 visitors on board. We started from Gothenburg the 8th of June 2022. In 2022, we visited Helsingborg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, London, Bremerhaven, Lisbon, Málaga, Nice, Monaco, Valletta and Barcelona. In 2023 we visited Sète, Gibraltar, Jersey, Rotterdam and Hamburg, before arriving back to Gothenburg the 2nd of June 2023 to officially open the city of Gothenburg's 400-year jubilee with gun salute.
The 2nd of June, Götheborg returned to its home port Gothenburg to officially open the 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 the ship Götheborg of Sweden is a symbol of the era that laid the foundation of what Gothenburg is today. We were delighted to be part of the celebrations throughout the summer of 2023.
A great expedition
Götheborg of Sweden had been laying still for six years, when she left the keyside in August 2021, sailing from Gothenburg to Stockholm and back. This sailing adventure was just the warmup for a longer sailing expedition, and in June 2022 the ship headed out again.
In 2022 Götheborg of Sweden completed a very successful expedition around Europe, making twelve different portstops. More than 50,000 people visited the ship, and close to 500 people experienced what it is like sailing on an 18th century ship while sailing as deckhands between the various ports.
After staying the winter in Barcelona, the ship again in 2023 sailed in Europe. After leaving Barcelona the 20th of March, she visited Sète, Gibraltar, Jersey, Rotterdam and Hamburg, before returning to her home port Gothenburg the 2nd of June to join the celebrations of the city's 400-year jubilee.
In total the ship has visited nineteen ports during the expedition 2022/2023, and we have welcomed 90,000 visitors on board.
The original plan when the ship set sail in 2022 was to sail to Asia and arrive in Shanghai in September 2023. Read more about why this plan was postponed.
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.
We are now moored in Gothenburg and will stay open to visitors from week 7. 12th of February.
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.
The ship's history
About the ship
About the company
A decision to proceed with inspections for 2024 has been made.
Are you interested in volunteering at Götheborg during our maintenance period? We are now looking for a few volunteers who have sailed with us recently and are willing to stay with us for 6-8 weeks.
Owner and main partner
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!