We have arrived in London, and we were greeted with style by the Londoners! Passing Tower Bridge at 08:30 in the morning, thousands of onlookers were lining the quaysides to see the ship. We are now moored at Thames Quay in the South Dock in Canary Wharf, and will be open to visitors during the stopover.
Asia Expedition 2022/2023
Asia Expedition 2022/2023
On the 8th of June 2022, Götheborg is heading out on a great adventure. Seventeen years ago, 2005–2007, Götheborg sailed to Asia and back – and now we're heading out again on a great voyage and adventure – the Asia Expedition 2022/2023!
A great adventure
In the same vein as in our history, the mission is to promote Swedish-Asian trade and create new business opportunities. The ship is the perfect platform for our partners.
During the expedition, the ship will make stopovers in ports and cities along the route. We will invite thousands of visitors from the public on board to experience an 18th century ship.
Hundreds of people will also sail with us as deckhands, joining different sailing legs. Deckhand are not required to have any sailing experience. They sail for the once in a lifetime experience.
Will you join us?
After leaving Gothenburg 8 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 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.
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!
The ship's history
Good stories are worth to be told, particularly the story of Götheborg of Sweden. The Swedish East India Company, one of Sweden’s most successful brands in history, was founded in the year of 1731. The Trade Company traded with China and completed a total of 132 voyages with 37 ships until it ceased in 1813. In 1993 the Swedish East India Company was re-established in order to revive, manage, operate, and develop the art of Swedish shipbuilding and seamanship.
About the ship
It’s not easy to build an 18th-century ship in full 1:1 scale without the help of any original drawings. It doesn’t make it any easier when solely using the tools, building methods and materials of that time. In addition to that, the ship has to fulfill today’s safety requirements from authorities. However, sometimes, impossible dreams grow wings and take flight. Götheborg of Sweden is today the largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship in the world.
About the company
The ship Götheborg is owned by SOIC and bare boat chartered by SOIC Ship Management. SOIC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greencarrier AB. In 2022/2023 Götheborg of Sweden will embark on a two-year long expedition to Asia, sailing in Europe in 2022 and in Asia in 2023.
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!
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.
Partner with us
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 ship will also work as a platform for partners 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.
We are now headed for London, after four sunny and warm days in the Norwegian capital Oslo. Thank you Oslo for hosting us for a few days, and thank you to everyone who came and visited us. Oslo is the last stop in the Nordic countries before we head south on our great Asia Expedition 2022/2023.
We have arrived in Oslo, and are now moored at Vippetangen near Akershus Fortress. We are here until Sunday 31 July, and are open to visitors Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We look forward to greeting you on board!