Are you interested in volunteering at Götheborg during our maintenance period? We are now looking for a few volunteers who have sailed with us recently and are willing to stay with us for 6-8 weeks.
Helsinki 23 – 27 June, 2022
The second stopover on the great Asia Expedition 2022/2023 is the capital of Finland, Helsinki. Götheborg of Sweden is moored at Makasiini Quay, at the heart in the South Harbour right next to the Market Hall, and is open to the public during its stay in Helsinki. Come visit us!
The departure from Helsinki will be 27 June, 16:00.
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 Helsinki
24 June: Open 10:00–15:00
25 June: Open 10:00–17:00
26 June: Open 10:00–17:00
27 June: Open 10:00–12:30
We have 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
Children 7-16 years: €7.5
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.
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, the building of the replica and the current expedition. Welcome!
Helsinki, here we come!
Götheborg of Sweden has been to Helsinki twice before, in 2008 and 2013. The interest from Finland was great when we sailed to Stockholm last year and we are excited to be coming back!
Sail with us from Helsinki
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 Helsinki below.
Sailing leg three
The Archipelago Tour
Thousands and thousands of islands within arm’s reach
Beautiful, spectacular and fabulous, sure, but also sea spray and working hard to catch the winds. We will sail through the Helsinki archipelago as well as the Stockholm one, both famous for their beauty. A tour around Åland is in the cards, too.
Important, please note: The number of sailing days on the sailing leg from Helsinki to Stockholm has been shortened, and will be seven days instead of ten. This is due to a drydock visit (in Stockholm) that we want to make while we are still in Northern Europe.
The seven days of sailing will still be great sailing, but unfortunately a bit shorter than planned.
Summer is over and the maintenance of our beloved ship is in need of some extra pair of hands! If you have time to spend, and love the dark and musky fragrance of tar?
Good news! We will extend the period that we are open to visitors in Eriksberg, Gothenburg. All through September 2023, we will stay open for guided tours on weekends. Opening hours will be 11:00–16:00 and tours will leave once an hour. Welcome on board the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship!