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!
Helsinki 23 – 27 June, 2022
The second stopover on the great Asia Expedition 2022/2023 is the capital of Finland, Helsinki. Götheborg of Sweden will be moored at Makasiini Quay, at the heart in the South Harbour right next to the Market Hall, and will be open to the public during its stay in Helsingborg. Come visit us!
Helsinki, here we come!
Götheborg of Sweden has been to Helsinki twice before, in 2008 and 2013, and we are excited to be coming back! The interest from Finland was great when we sailed to Stockholm last year, and we are happy to announce that we are visiting the Finish capital as part of the Asia Expedition 2022/2023.
Sail with us to and from Helsinki
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 Helsinki below.
Sailing leg two
The Midsummer Run
Ever sailed where the sea is less salty?
The passage from Helsingborg to Helsinki greets deckhands with a flair for 18th-century life at sea. Climbing the rig, taking in sails and learning the best knot to secure them, and scrubbing the deck at dawn – these are some of the tasks that await you.
Leaving Helsingborg in southern Sweden, Götheborg will work its way through waters less and less salty the closer we get to the capital of Finland. This leg of the expedition will be six days of sailing, and what six days it will be. The Baltic Sea in summer is magical! The sun hardly sets before it’s on the rise again, in colours so grand it’s breathtaking – a timeless experience that Northern seafarers share across the millenniums. Join us for the Midsummer Run. Ready to sail?
Sailing leg three
The Archipelago Tour
Thousands and thousands of islands within arm’s reach
Beautiful, spectacular and fabulous, sure, but also sea spray and working hard to catch the winds. We will sail through the Helsinki archipelago as well as the Stockholm one, both famous for their beauty. A tour around Åland is in the cards, too.
While the linear distance in itself may be limited, this is actually one of the more extensive legs on the European part of the Asia Expedition 2022/2023. There will be plenty of open sea, or in other words a lot of sailing. We will follow the winds and set as many sails as possible, which is an experience in itself. All in all, this sailing leg might prove to be the experience of a lifetime for the deckhands on board. Could that be you?
Visit us in Helsinki
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.