Asia Expedition 2022/2023

A fantastic week in London

Thank you London for an amazing week in Canary Wharf, and thank you to the crowds who greeted us at Tower Bridge as we arrived! The interest shown in the ship, the many questions and big smiles from all visitors who came on board really made our week!

A fantastic week in London

Photo: Jonathan Browning

Early in the morning, 8 August, we came up the river Thames and passed Tower Bridge, before turning around to our mooring place at Canary Wharf. Passing the beautiful landmark of Tower Bridge was a real treat, and we were greeted by thousands of people watching from the quaysides. 

The berth in Canary Wharf was a great environment, the contrast between the modern highrise buildings and the 18th century ship truly spectacular. Tickets to visit the ship sold out every day with thousands of Londoners coming on board to experience the ship. 

During the week we had a number of business events on board. One of them was hosted by our partner EKN, Swedish Export Credit Agency. A very well attended event for international banks, the seminar focused around the development of global trade, and the growing interest in sustainable solutions and products from Sweden for Asian investment projects in infrastructure and energy.

We are very proud to have EKN, a Swedish government agency that supports export companies and the internationalisation of Swedish business, as partners with us on our Asia Expedition 2022/2023.

We also had great media interest in the ship while in London. BBC London, BBC Radio and CBS News all came on board to do interviews, and the passing of Tower Bridge was covered in The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard and TimeOut Magazine, just to mention a few. 

Friday 12 August at 13:30, with traditional shanties being sung on board, we headed out again, leaving Canary Wharf by going through the lock at Blue Bridge.  

Next stop is Bremerhaven, Germany, where we are part of the Maritime Days with more than 80 ships participating, and 350,000 visitors. 

If you want to know where we are while we are sailing, you can always follow us on the map here

Did you know that anyone can sail along as a deckhand?! We still have spaces left for the sailing legs starting from Bremerhaven and onwards. Sail with us!

Watch the video from the sixth leg!

This is a beautiful and perfect summary, like a short documentary, that distilles what sailing on board the Götheborg is all about. The breathtaking scenery, the ocean, the hard work, the adventure, the comradeship and the great people on board. The amazing ship Götheborg; creaking, swaying, sailing – all craftsmanship, manual work and rugged beauty. Quiet days on board, games and play, storms and broken sails. It finishes with the impressive arrival to London, sailing under Tower Bridge.

This video is from sailing leg six on the Asia Expedition 2022/2023. Leaving Oslo 30 July 2022 and arriving in London 8 August 2022. It was a sailing leg with some challenging seas and wind, but also warm and calm days with time for a swim stop. In this video you meet several members of our crew. Watch Leader Assistant Hanna Lönnqvist and Sailmakers Aurélien Gazeau are interviewed. You also meet our Captain Torben Hildemar, Chief Officer Mats Larsson, Second Officer Jakob Tilander, Bosun Marie-Louise Edholm, Watch Leader Dave Farrall, Carpenter Quirin Horn and several of the wonderful deckhands that sailed with us on this sailing leg. It's impossible not to love these people!

You don't want to miss this video! It leaves you with the feeling that you really want to be on board! To see more of the adventures of Götheborg follow us here on Youtube, or check out our accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Tiktok.

Photography, editing and sounds: Josef Götherskjöld
Produced by: Street Studios & Götheborg of Sweden

Photos from the week in London

Passing Tower Bridge: Photo: Jonathan Browning
Passing Tower Bridge: Photo: Jonathan Browning
Tower Bridge passage: Photo: Jonathan Browning
Tower Bridge passage: Photo: Jonathan Browning
Tower Bridge passage: Photo: Jonathan Browning
Tower Bridge passage: Photo: Jonathan Browning
Tower Bridge passage: Photo: Jonathan Browning
Tower Bridge passage: Photo: Jonathan Browning
Tower Bridge passage: Photo: Jonathan Browning
Tower Bridge passage: Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arrival to Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arrival to Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arriving at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arriving at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arrival at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arrival at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arrival at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning.
Arrival at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning.
Arrival at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arrival at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arrival at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arrival at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arrival at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Arrival at Canary Wharf. Photo: Jonathan Browning
Canary Wharf. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Canary Wharf. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Canary Wharf. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Canary Wharf. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Swedish Export Credit Agency event. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Swedish Export Credit Agency event. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Swedish Export Credit Agency event. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Swedish Export Credit Agency event. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Swedish Export Credit Agency event. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Swedish Export Credit Agency event. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Swedish Export Credit Agency event. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Swedish Export Credit Agency event. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Swedish Export Credit Agency event. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Swedish Export Credit Agency event. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Canary Wharf. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld
Canary Wharf. Photo: Josef Götherskjöld

Opening hours in February

02 February 2023

In February and the first week of March we are open on Saturdays. We offer guided tours in English with one of our crew members. Please make sure to prebook your tickets online to save your spot! 

Sail for free on board Götheborg

26 January 2023

We now offer a unique opportunity to sail for free on board the Götheborg during the first six weeks of this year’s sailing adventure. Sign on in Barcelona mid-March and sign off in the Brittany/Normandie area right at the end of April. This is a bucket list sailing adventure that you don’t want to miss!

First stopover: Sète, France

26 January 2023

The first stopover on the European Tour 2023 will be beautiful Sète in the south of France. Between 24–27 March will be moored at Quai d'Alger at the heart of Sète. With the release of the first sailing destination of the European Tour 2023, the first and last stopover are now official.