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Volvo Ocean Race Ricardo Pint


Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and it’s a city by the sea with world-class seafood, world-class restaurants and a coastline and archipelago to die for. Gothenburg is well-known for its innovative sustainable urban and mobility planning. 


The Race Village is located at Frihamnspiren, at the heart of Gothenburg harbour. This is a unique, 75.000 square feet event venue. Admission to the Race Village is free on all the days of the event and int the area you will find team bases, the Boatyard and partner pavillions as well as two concert stages and a number of restaurants. Race Village Frihamnen at Google Maps >>
The Smart City Seminar will be held at Volvo West Lounge (no 26) >>
See Race Village map below.

Please note!
If you arrive before ten o'clock you will need to entre the Race Village via the Main Entrance (no 1).  
Note that the ferry and the electric led bus only runs between the Race Village official opening hours: 10 am to 9 pm.

HOW TO GET to Race Village

The event venue Race Village is situated at Södra Frihamnspiren, 900 meters from Gothenburg Central Station. It is easily accessed on foot or by bicycle. We recommend that visitors use public transport, since there is only limited space for private vehicles or boats.

Public transport

There will be a ferry, free of charge, going between the Race Village and Stenpiren during the whole event and during all open hours of the Race Village: 10 am to 9 pm.


Bus 16, 16x och 58 will take you from stop "Nordstan" almost all the way to the Race Village. Get off att stop "Frihamnsporten" and follow the signs. For updated traveling information go to www.vasttrafik.se

There will a brand new fleet of electric led busses going from the stop “Nordstan” to the stop “Frihamnen” during all open hours of the Race Village: 10 am to 9 pm.


You can take the tram to the stop “Frihamnen” using tram lines 5, 6, 10 and 13. From the stop you will reach the Race Village with a 5 minute walk. Follow the signs!

Car and Boat

We advice you not to take you own car or boat to the Race Village since you there will be limited parking and mooring places. We will not be offering a parking area for cars but can refer you to the parking lot in Nordstan.

Race village map

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Map Race Village

How to get to gothenburg


The international airport Landvetter (GOT) is located 20 kilometres south-east of the city centre and you can travel from various destinations in Europa and the world. Please note that the smaller Göteborg City Airport (GSE) is no longer in use for commercial flights and will be phased out as from the winter 2015.

Airport transfer

It’s easy to get to and from the airport with the shuttle bus service Flygbussarna and the journey time is between 25 and 30 minutes. Buses leave from right outside the terminal building and the final stop is the main bus station Nils Ericssonterminalen in central Gothenburg.  Taxi or rental cars are also available at the airport.

Landvetter airport
Flygbussarna - time table and tickets to the airport shuttle.
Swedavia - Taxi from the airport
Swedavia - Airlines flying to Landvetter


SJ, Västtrafik, Öresundståget, Tågab, NSB and MTR Express are running frequent services to and from the central station in Gothenburg, connecting the city with the Scandinavian capitals Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The journey times are just under 4 hours from Oslo, around 3 hours from Stockholm and 3,5 hours from Copenhagen. The trains from Denmark stop at Copenhagen international airport, making it a convenient option to fly there and catch the train to Gothenburg.


The bus terminal Nils Ericssonterminalen is serviced by long distance and express bus companies like Swebus, Nettbus and Bus4you. You can easily get travel to Gothenburg from major cities in Sweden and Scandinavia. The journey time is around 3,5 hours from Oslo, 6,5 hours from Stockholm, 3,5 hours from Malmö and 5 hours from Copenhagen.  Travel by bus in West Sweden with public transport company Västtrafik.


Where to stay and what to do

Official visitors guide to Gothenburg 
There is great demand for hotel rooms in Gothenburg during the event.
Find available hotel rooms here >>