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.
Departure Weekend in Göteborg, 4 – 6 June
The days before heading out on our great Asia Expedition 2022/2023, the ship will be open to visitors in Gothenburg. This is the last chance to visit her before she heads out, and also to see her at her most beautiful. In preparation for the expedition, extensive work has been done on the ship, and she looks fantastic! Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Visit the ship
Come on board the Götheborg! 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.
Opening hours in Göteborg
Saturday and Sunday 4 – 5 June, 2022
4 June: Open 11:00–15:00
5 June: Open 11:00–15:00
We offer guided tours starting every 15 minutes. The last tour starts at 14:15.
Monday 6 June, 2022
6 June: 11:00–15:00
Station guiding on board. The ship deckhands are stationed throughout the ship to answer questions in Swedish and English. The visit takes about an hour.
Tickets & prices
Adults: 150 SEK
Children 7-16 years: 70 SEK
Children 0-6 years: Free of charge
You can buy your tickets online. Subject to availability, tickets can also be bought on-site. Please note, we are cash-free. You can pay by card or via Swish.
Welcome on board!
On board Götheborg you will visit the beautiful weather deck with the helm, capstan and ship’s bell. Sundeck offers great views of the ship and masts, and down on gun deck there are ten impressive cannons. Don’t miss the two pieces from the original ship, one piece by the historical cupboard with porcelain and chalk pipes on gun deck, and the other one recessed into the helm.
We have station guiding on board when in port. That means that you follow a marked route around the ship and the ship’s deckhands are stationed in different places around the ship, ready to tell you about the ship, sailing on board and the great Asia Expedition. Come prepared with all your questions!
Shop and Exhibition
Next to the ship you will find our shop where you can buy souvenirs from your visit, as well as an exhibition about the history of the original Götheborg as well as the building of the replica and the current expedition. Welcome!
Departure 8 June 2022
Last time Götheborg sailed to Asia was in October 2005. Thousand of people watched from shore as she weighed anchor and set sail, and hundreds of boats followed her out of the harbour. A unique experience for everyone following her voyage and the crew on board. Now it's time again!
Come and wave us off and if you have a boat, join us as we head out of the harbour and on to our great adventure and two year voyage to Asia! We're leaving at 15:30, with gun salute at 16:00. Don't miss it!
Sailing leg one
Sail the Pioneer Leg
Attention, all deckhands! Götheborg of Sweden, is heading out again. The first leg of the two-year expedition is between Gothenburg and Helsingborg, and this is the leg to be a part of – if climbing, getting the ship ready, learning about the rig, and taking her for the first run of the year is your thing, that is. And let’s not forget the spectacular departure from the Port of Gothenburg!
There will be a lot of fun sailing and also a lot to learn, in harbour and out at sea. Before leaving shore, the ship needs to get ready for a very long voyage. To make the final preparations happen, we need the help of committed deckhands. Yes, that’s you, guys – and we welcome beginners as well as old seadogs.
Also, don’t get fooled by how short the leg looks on the map. We will be making a detour, follow the weather, set as many sails as possible, and really test the ship!
Signing up for the Pioneer Leg will be a great learning experience and an adventure. Life onboard is full of the satisfaction that comes from a job well done, not to mention the suspense when a manouevre requires all hands on deck. Will you join us?
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!