Asia Expedition 2022/2023

Sail with us to Copenhagen, Oslo and London

As we announce that the ship is coming to Copenhagen and Oslo in July, we are also really excited to release three more sailing legs at the same time: Stockholm to Copenhagen, Copenhagen to Oslo and Oslo to London. Are you ready to join us?

Sail with us to Copenhagen, Oslo and London

Photo: Sailing from Kiel to Aarhus in 2013. Sarah StClair Renard.

1. The Danish Leg – Stockholm to Copenhagen

12–23 July, 2022

First time in Copenhagen! Sailing from the capital of Sweden to that of Denmark, anything could happen. Signing up for the Danish Leg will mean a full week of climbing the rig, carrying out your daily chores – and tarring the ship, a vital task to keep Götheborg of Sweden in shape for what’s to come. The characteristic scent of tar is of course part of the experience, so grab a bucket and get to work.

The passage culminates in entering the Port of Copenhagen and mooring at a prime spot. After a job well done, you should definitely treat yourself to a visit to the picturesque Nyhavn district, right in the heart of the city. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves; first, you will need to sign up as a deckhand on the Danish Leg. Are you ready?

2. The City Hopper – Copenhagen to Oslo

23–30 July, 2022

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 chores, big and small, for all deckhands. Once they’re all completed, you can enjoy the marine scenery as we slowly but surely approach the southern shores of Norway.

One hundred hours after leaving Copenhagen, we will arrive in Oslo. 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?

3. The Great North Sea Sail – Oslo to London

30 July – 11 August, 2022

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?

Anyone can apply to sail on board Götheborg as a deckhand and experience the unique adventure and life on board a 18th century ship. As a deckhand you sail together with the professional crew, but are not required to have any sailing experience and will get training on board. If this is your dream, don't hesitate to apply to become a deckhand on one of the sailing legs. 

Book two sailing legs – get 50 % discount If you book two or more sailing legs, you get 50 % discount on the cheapest sailing leg. This is only available to eight people on each sailing leg, so don't wait to send your application!

The Biscayan Adventure

05 May 2022

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!

Lisbon stopover announced today

04 May 2022

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!

The Gotenius shipyard visit – What has been done?

26 April 2022

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.