Asia Expedition 2022/2023

Thank you, and goodbye Helsinki

As we sail for Stockholm, we say a warm and heartfelt thank you to beautiful Helsinki for hosting us for a few days. As June never promises sunshine in the North of Europe, we were spoiled by the beautiful weather that you laid on for us.

Thank you, and goodbye Helsinki

Photo: Joel Engberg

Also, we could not have hoped for a better or more beautiful view, as Götheborg was moored by the south quay where crew and visitors got a view of the city Cathedral and surrounding architecture. 

Thank you to the many visitors who came to the ship. We were so pleased to see you all. As we arrived, we were very honoured to greet the Mayor of Helsinki, Juhana Vartiainen and Sweden’s Ambassador to Finland, Nicola Clase on board. We also hosted a business event on board to end the week before the important Midsummer weekend started.

As the Swedish Ship Götheborg continues on its voyage around the world, we are pleased to have started our visits outside of Sweden with our neighbours and friends just to the East of Sweden.

From Helsinki we are now heading to Stockholm, Sweden, where we arrive at Skeppsbrokajen 11 July at the latest. Due to a drydock visit that we want to do before we head on to the Mediterranean, arrival at Skeppsbrokajen will be later than planned. Instead, we arrive to the drydock in Stockholm 4 July. If you want to know where we are while we are sailing, you can always follow us on the map here

 

Photos from the Helsinki stopover

Arrival to Helsinki, passing Sveaborg/Suomenlinna.
Arrival to Helsinki, passing Sveaborg/Suomenlinna.
Arrival to Helsinki.
Arrival to Helsinki.
Arriving in Helsinki, preparing the ceremonial flags. Photo: Joel Engberg
Arriving in Helsinki, preparing the ceremonial flags. Photo: Joel Engberg
Captain Torben Hildemar
Captain Torben Hildemar
Swedish Ambassador to Finland, Nicola Clase
Swedish Ambassador to Finland, Nicola Clase
Mayor of Helsinki, Juhana Vartiainen
Mayor of Helsinki, Juhana Vartiainen
Captain Torben Hildemar and Expedition Director Kristoffer Bennis with gift from Port of Helsinki.
Captain Torben Hildemar and Expedition Director Kristoffer Bennis with gift from Port of Helsinki.
Business event held on board first day in Helsinki.
Business event held on board first day in Helsinki.
Photo: Tapio Pihonen
Photo: Tapio Pihonen
Götheborg departing Helsinki. Photo: Paul Zogg
Götheborg departing Helsinki. Photo: Paul Zogg
Departure Helsinki. Taken near Harmaja Pilot Station Photo: Salla Sipinen.
Departure Helsinki. Taken near Harmaja Pilot Station Photo: Salla Sipinen.

Watch the video from the second leg!

Midsummer Run/Sailing Leg 2 of the great Asia Expedition 2022/2023 went from Helsingborg in southern Sweden to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. We left Helsingborg 17 June 2022, and after six days of sailing we arrived in Helsinki, 23 June 2022.

The visit in beautiful Helsinki was four sun drenched days of very hot summer weather. Thousands of people visited the ship during our days in port, and we hosted a business event on board before the Midsummer festivities started. We were also honoured to welcome the Mayor of Helsinki, Juhana Vartiainen and the Ambassador of Sweden to Finland, Nicola Clase on board after arrival. We want to thank Port of Helsinki/Helsingin Satama for the excellent collaboration!

Follow the sailing leg from start to finish in this video. Thank you Helsinki for your warm welcome!

Visit us in Barcelona until March 2023

07 November 2022

On October 27, Götheborg of Sweden arrived to Barcelona and moored at one of the top locations in the city harbour: Port Vell/Rambla de Mar. The first weekend in Barcelona was the official stopover, with full crew, and the ship fully rigged. We want to thank Barcelona for the very warm welcome!