From Monday 26th of October to Friday 30th of October, the Swedish Ship Götheborg is open with a special family program.
Götheborg of Sweden is the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, an 18th century replica of the original Götheborg that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745, and will create great attention wherever she goes. In 2022 and 2023 the ship has sailed in Europe and it is now moored in its home port Gothenburg. Read our latest news here and scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for our newsletter.
Meet our Chief Engineer, Erik Palholmen. Erik sailed with Götheborg of Sweden already in 2005, on one of the first legs of the Chine voyage. Since 2013 he has worked at SOIC during her expeditions, first as an Engineer and later as Chief engineer. Since 2019 he has been working full-time as a Chief engineer.
This Saturday, the 12th of September it will be 275 years ago the original East Indiaman Götheborg ran aground on the underwater rocks of Knippla Hunnebådan (close to the port of Gothenburg) and sank.
Meet our new guide, Hanna Nejstgaard. Hanna started volunteering in 2014, and sailed with Götheborg of Sweden in 2015. "On the second day I was there, I was asked to give a guided tour for a bunch of photographers. I had only been on board for a day and a half, but I managed to do it! They asked me if I wanted to work as a guide during the summer and I have been here ever since."
Mission Blue, an ocean conservation nonprofit, has named Gotland a Hope Spot in support of the Hope Spot Champions’ goals of bringing ocean awareness to the general public through hands-on and digital educational programs for children and youth.
Götheborg of Sweden shoots salutes to honour everyone working in the Swedish health care system. On Monday, April 6, the ship returns to its location at Eriksberg in the Port of Gothenburg after completing a shipyard visit before summer sailing.