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!
Oslo 28 – 31 July, 2022
The Norwegian capital Oslo, is the fifth stop on the great Asia Expedition 2022/2023, and the last stop in the Nordic Countries. Götheborg of Sweden will be moored at Vippetangen by Akershus Fortress, clearly visible from Aker Brygge/Tjuvholmen. The ship will be open to the public during its stay in Oslo. Come visit us!
Sail with us to and from Oslo
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 Oslo below.
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.
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?
Sailing leg six
The Great North Sea Sail – Oslo to London
Götheborg of Sweden will be cruising down the fjord toward the open sea and a full week on board before arriving in London. As our North Sea Sail proceeds, there may well be opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Götheborg of Sweden is a great vantage point for both maritime wildlife and sea sparkle. Although the life of deckhands does include chores, during breaks you just might be lucky enough to spot dolphins not far from the ship. And who knows, if you’re really lucky, maybe you’ll see orcas, too.
As we sail up the Thames to conclude our Great North Sea Sail, at last we see the home of Big Ben appear before us. As the Grand Finale of this leg, we will be saluting the city properly, cannons and all. What a week this will be! Could we interest you in that?
Visit us in Oslo
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.