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 is the second stop on the Asia Expedition
In June, right in time for Midsummer, we are coming to Helsinki! Today we are excited to announce that Finland and Helsinki will be the second stop on the Asia Expedition 2022/2023. The ship will be in Helsinki 23–27 June 2022, and will be moored at Makasiini Quay, right at the heart of the city.
Photo: Sailing from Helsinki to Riga in 2013. Adrian Nordenborg.
Götheborg of Sweden has been in Helsinki twice before; in June 2008 and in July 2013.
“Heading to Asia via the Baltic Sea is not the obvious route, but when we extended the expedition from one to two years, we did that to meet the great interest that we saw during our expedition to Stockholm in 2021. We saw a lot of interest from Finland, and are happy to now be able to announce that we will return to Helsinki", said Kristoffer Bennis, Expedition Director at Götheborg of Sweden.
The ship will be moored at the heart of Helsinki, Makasiini Quay in South Harbour, right next to the Market Hall, and will be open to the public during its stay in Helsinki.
” The sailing ship Götheborg will be a welcome addition to Helsinki this summer, as tourist season begins in earnest in our maritime city”, said Nina Vesterinen, Tourism Director for the City of Helsinki. “ The ship’s theme for the year is sustainability, a matter of paramount importance in the tourism sector, and Helsinki is ambitiously setting out to be the world’s most sustainable tourism destination.”
Sail with us
As Helsinki is announced as the second stopover on the Asia Expedition, the possibility to apply to sail along as a deckhand on board on the second sailing leg is also opened up.
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. As midsummer’s eve is getting closer, we will sail through the beautiful archipelago. Finally, we can spot Helsinki on the horizon and anchor up in time for the Finnish way of celebrating the holiday.
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.