Sweden To Denmark Sailing Holiday
Gothenburg To Copenhagen
Sailing Type – Coastal
Just a quick thank you for a most enjoyable trip, good company, good food and you even laid on good weather. What more could one ask for? Except perhaps another week of the same.
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In Gothenburg Trinovante will be berthed along with other ships at the traditional boat quay in Eriksburg.
Close neighbours will be the Götheborg, a sailing replica of the Swedish East Indiaman Götheborg I and a local wooden trading schooner the INGO. There are some good photos of the INGO under sail in the 2017 Tall Ships Race on our Tall Ships & Schooners Gallery
If you have an extra day, Gothenburg is an attractive city with some good museums, shops and parks.
Sailing south from Gothenburg
There are a few options for a route on this leg. As ever it will all depend on the weather at the time.
Just outside the entrance of the river to Gothenburg is the southern end of the island chain that runs all the way from here north to Norway. Trinovante may head out on the first evening to anchor or go alongside a quay on one of these islands.
The following day we could sail across the Kattegat to Anholt, a sandy island midway between Danish Jutland and Sweden. Anholt has a desert island feel to it, with good swimming beaches, an area of pine woodland and around 150 permanent residents.
Following the Swedish coast south is another possibility for this voyage. The rugged and rocky scenery slowly transforms into a more rural, wooded and softer countryside.
In the northern part are some beautiful anchorages, further south are quaysides and harbours in river cities.
Varberg a historic spa town is dominated by a medieval fortress. A little further down the coast, Falkenberg is a working timber port
The most southerly port Trinovante might sail to on the Swedish coast is Halmstad, a host port to the Tall Ships Races in 2017. Known for it’s sandy dunes to the north, old wooden buildings, parks, and gardens. There are also a lot of bars and restaurants flanking the river.
Heading down into the Øresund between Sweden and Denmark we hope Trinovante will have time to pop into Helsingør, home of the Kronborg Castle (pictured at the top of the page). From here the Danes controlled all the traffic heading into the Baltic and charged them ‘sound dues’.
The cannon are still in position to fire at shipping in the sound.
Kronborg Castle was also the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In the castle cellars, Holger Danske, a Danish folklore hero sleeps ready to reawaken if Denmark needs him. Helsingør itself has lots of old wooden buildings and a big maritime museum.
In Copenhagen Trinovante will be berthed right in the centre of the action on the Amaliehavn quayside. Our close neighoubour will the the Queen of Denmark at the Amalienborg Royal Palace. It is also very close to Nyhaven, a lively canal area of old waterfront houses and bars.
The capital of Denmark, wonderful, wonderful, Copenhagen, is an iconic city barely needs an introduction.
It has beautiful waterfronts and canals, historic buildings, parks, and museums galore. As ever if you have plenty of time it is worth adding a couple of days to your holiday to spend some time in Copenhagen.
All voyage notes refer only to possible itineraries – where we sail, the type of sailing and passage lengths and the places we call into will be entirely dependent on the wind and weather at the time.
What’s included in the price?
- All meals onboard
We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Obviously, if you choose to eat ashore, this is at your own expense. We can cater for most diets, but you must let us know about special diets at the time of booking. We cannot cater for special diets at short notice.
- Non-alcoholic drinks
Ships rules are no drinking alcohol at sea or if we are about to sail. This does NOT mean Trinovante is a dry boat – it’s fine to have a drink in the evening when we are at anchor or alongside. We don’t sell alcohol on board so bring your own.
- Use of life-jackets and wet weather gear
What is not included in the price?
- Your travel to and from the ship.
Every voyage has travel information pages and info about finding the ship in harbour.
- Travel insurance
This is compulsory for all voyages apart from Sailing Weekends.
We have a page on Buying Travel Insurance For Sailing Holidays