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!
Copenhagen 20 – 24 July, 2022
The forth stop on the great Asia Expedition 2022/2023 is the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Götheborg of Sweden will be moored at the waterfront area Nordre Toldbod, just south of Kastellet and close to The Little Mermaid, and will be open to the public during its stay in Copenhagen. Come visit us!
First time in Copenhagen
It's not the first time the ship visits Denmark. She visited Frederikshavn in 2009 and 2010, and Aarhus 2013. Now, nearly ten years later, it is time for us to head to Denmark again, and visit Copenhagen for the first time!
Photo: Sailing from Kiel to Aarhus in 2013. Sarah StClair Renard.
Sail with us to and from Copenhagen
You can be part of the unique adventure of sailing as a deckhand on board Götheborg. You will experience life on board a 18th century ship and make friends for life. As a deckhand you sail together with the professional crew, are not required to have any sailing experience and will get training on board. Read more about the two sailing legs to and from Copenhagen below.
The Danish leg
Sailing the Baltic Sea
Sailing from the capital of Sweden to that of Denmark, anything could happen. Signing up for the Danish Leg will mean a full week of gorgeous sailing in the beautiful Baltic Sea, climbing the rig, and carrying out your daily chores. One of those, tarring the ship, is not only a lot of fun, it is also a vital task to keep Götheborg of Sweden in shape for what’s to come. There’s no way you could come any closer to the actual life of a deckhand 300 years ago (although, luckily for all of us on board, Götheborg today has all the comforts of modern life, while the original ship did not). But first, you will need to sign up as a deckhand on the Danish Leg. Are you ready?
Sailing leg five
The Copenhagen–Oslo City Hopper
We will follow the Swedish West Coast all the way up to the beautiful Oslo Fjord. This sailing leg is one of the shortest of the whole Asia Expedition 2022/2023. Four full days of historically authentic sailing, that’s what you sign up for. Götheborg of Sweden is built as ships were built three centuries ago, which means the maintenance, too, needs to be old school. In other words, lots of fun things to learn for all deckhands. Enjoy the marine scenery as we slowly but surely approach the southern shores of Norway.
One hundred hours after leaving Copenhagen, we will arrive in Oslo. So, are you ready for an adventure packed with keeping watch out on the bowsprit, taking in and setting sails, and climbing down to the gun room during the fire round? Is that a yes?
Visit us in Copenhagen
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.
More visitor's information, programme, opening times, and where to book your tickets will be posted closer to the date.
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!
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.