Copenhagen

Copenhagen 20 – 24 July, 2022

The forth stop on the great Asia Expedition 2022/2023 is the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Götheborg of Sweden will be moored at the waterfront area Nordre Toldbod, just south of Kastellet and close to The Little Mermaid, and will be open to the public during its stay in Copenhagen. Come visit us!

First time in Copenhagen

It's not the first time the ship visits Denmark. She visited  Frederikshavn in 2009 and 2010, and Aarhus 2013. Now, nearly ten years later, it is time for us to head to Denmark again, and visit Copenhagen for the first time!  

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

Sail with us to and from Copenhagen

You can be part of the unique adventure of sailing as a deckhand on board Götheborg. You will experience life on board a 18th century ship and make friends for life. As a deckhand you sail together with the professional crew, are not required to have any sailing experience and will get training on board. Read more about the two sailing legs to and from Copenhagen below. 

The Danish leg

Sailing the Baltic Sea

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 gorgeous sailing in the beautiful Baltic Sea, climbing the rig, and carrying out your daily chores. One of those, tarring the ship, is not only a lot of fun, it is also a vital task to keep Götheborg of Sweden in shape for what’s to come. There’s no way you could come any closer to the actual life of a deckhand 300 years ago (although, luckily for all of us on board, Götheborg today has all the comforts of modern life, while the original ship did not). But first, you will need to sign up as a deckhand on the Danish Leg. Are you ready?

Sailing leg five

The Copenhagen–Oslo City Hopper

We will follow the Swedish West Coast all the way up to the beautiful Oslo Fjord. This sailing leg is one of the shortest of the whole Asia Expedition 2022/2023. 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 fun things to learn for all deckhands. 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?

Visit us in Copenhagen

Come on board and visit the ship! Learn about the history of the East India Companies and the adventures of the original Götheborg that sailed three times to Asia. Hear modern tales of sailing an 18th century ship, and about the exciting expedition to Asia. Feel the authentic atmosphere, including the smell of tar, and listen to everything from captivating stories, to the tremendous art of shipbuilding.

More visitor's information, programme, opening times, and where to book your tickets will be posted closer to the date. 

Latest news

Changes to sailing leg 3 and the Stockholm stopover

24 June 2022

Some changes will be made to the sailing leg from Helsinki to Stockholm, and arrival at the stopover in Stockholm will be moved to a few days later. This is due to a visit to the drydock (in Stockholm) that we want to make with the ship, while we are still in Northern Europe.

We have arrived in Helsinki

23 June 2022

We have arrived in beautiful and sunny Helsinki! We are moored at Makasiini Quay, at the heart in the South Harbour right next to the Market Hall. We will be here until Monday 27 June, and open to visitors Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Come and visit us!

Ticket sales open for Helsinki

21 June 2022

Thursday 23 June at 10:00 am, we will arrive in Helsinki! Götheborg of Sweden will be moored at Makasiini Quay, at the heart in the South Harbour right next to the Market Hall. Ticket sales are now open for Friday 24 June, Saturday 25 June, Sunday 26 June and Monday 27 June.