On 16 May 2008, the Swedish Ship Götheborg set sail for the Baltic. The Baltic Sea Tour comprised four official stopovers – Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn and Visby – as well as a number of public stops along the Baltic coast. During the visits, public events and festivities were combined with trade-focused export activities.
The Swedish Ship Götheborg’s visit to Stockholm was a joint arrangement with the Vasa Museum and the Brig Tre Kronor under the theme of ‘Three Centuries of Flagships’.
On the evening of 8 June the Swedish Ship Götheborg arrived at the South Harbour in Helsinki, the starting point for a week packed with historic events, seminars and festivities linked to Helsinki Week.
On 17-22 June the Swedish Ship Götheborg visited the Estonian capital of Tallinn. The visit coincided with Tallinn’s ocean days, which were packed with maritime activities, music and children’s activities. Just over six days later, on 28 June, the Swedish Ship Götheborg was the starting ship at Nynäshamn harbour for the Jubileum regatta, when classic yachts sail from Nynäshamn to Visby and back again.