Götheborg of Sweden is now moored in Barcelona for the winter stopover, and the plan has been to continue to Asia in March 2023. This plan has now been postponed, and the ship will instead sail in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in 2023.
Asia Expedition 2022/2023
Wilderness Stories and Life on board
On the very first sailing leg of the Asia Expedition 2022/2023, adventurer and photographer Linda Åkerberg joined us on board. She's not only an amazing photographer, she is also a great writer, and on her webpage Wilderness Stories, she describes life on board, her experiences, feelings and the people she shared the Pioneer Leg with. Don't miss this read!!
Photo: Linda Åkerberg
4-16 JUNI 2022
”Brassa styrbord! Hala hals och skot!”. The commands hail up on deck as I’m lying in my bed below, trying to get some rest before my last night watch. The hull cracks as the waves lift the ship up and down and the sound of water just less than a meter from my head, accompanies the shouting above. And just like that, it all makes sense. I can suddenly understand exactly what they’re doing up there. They’re turning the sails. After almost a week at sea, after days of hard, confusing work, it has, just like that, fallen into place. I smile and lay my head on my pillow and let myself fall asleep, rocked by the ship and the waves of the ocean.
This is how the story starts. Read about the first days of preparing the ship for sailing, and the history that led up to this moment. Hear about all the feelings and thoughts when starting on an adventure like the Asia Expedition for the first time since 2005 – a dream come true. Hear about the ship, the routines on board, steering the ship, and the challenge of climbing the rig. About the challenges of seasickness and making great friends on board.
Sailing on board the Götheborg is magical, and you usually have to be on board to really feel it. But here, through Linda's eyes and experiences, you get as close to that magic as is physically possible without actually being there. Don't miss this read!!
Linda is on board right now, on the sailing leg between Bremerhaven to Lisbon, and will stay on board until Malaga. Follow her on Instagram for great stories (we also share them on the ship's Instagram).
A sneak peek of Linda's photos
Next stop is Lisbon
We're in Lisbon 5–9 September and will be open to the public during the stopover. Book your tickets now!
Opening hours in Lisbon:
5 September: 15:00–20:00
6 September: 13:00–21:00
7 September: 10:00–17:30
8 September: 10:00–17:30
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!
Are you interested in Volunteering at Götheborg during her maintenance stop in Barcelona? We now offer a limited amount of volunteer positions for people of 18 years and older!