Volvo Ocean Race – an oceanic week in Gothenburg

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Did you miss the Volvo Ocean Race? It happens every 3 years, so plan well in advance and check back in with us in 2021 to attend the event when it hits Gothenburg once again !

It's time again for Gothenburg to welcome one of the most popular events the world has to offer. After eight months at sea and stops in eleven different ports, the Volvo Ocean Race reaching Gothenburg in June for the second to last stop before the finish line in The Hague. Come and join us as we celebrate their last leg. A large crowd is expected to welcome the sailors in the heart of Gothenburg, with a week-long festival open to everyone at the event area in Frihamnen from June 14-21.

Martin Keruzore Volvo Ocean Race Lisbon

Radisson Blu is here and ready to celebrate the event!

Of course Radisson Blu is here to add its own touch to the celebration for both sailors and event goers alike. Radisson Blu will be located right in Race Village where they'll be telling our story about travels over land and sea as well as our own journey with our two iconic hotels in Gothenburg.

The award-winning Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel with its spectacular facade can be seen from the event area. The hotel has participated in festivities for past races, given the clear link between harbor and sea. As one of the best spots to see the boats sailing into the harbor, the hotel offers a wide variety of different event options for businesses to enjoy the Volvo Ocean Race like it's meant be enjoyed.

Terasse view riverside Radisson Blu Gothenburg

A unique rooftop terrace with a magical view

All the way up on the 11th floor, the unique rooftop terrace offers a panoramic view over the harbor and all of Gothenburg. The rooftop terrace can be booked for up to 100 guests. It's the perfect spot to watch as the boats come sailing into the harbor, which makes the hotel ideal for every kind of event all week long. Don't forget the hotel pier, perfect for docking ”paddanbåtarna” and continuing on to the various activities around the city. The Cuckoo’s Nest Bar and Restaurant will have specially designed menus for both lunch and dinner, making it the perfect food stop quayside in Gothenburg

Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel has been awarded several international design prizes in the Cuckoo’s Nest Bar and Restaurant. So this is definitely a spot to check out for a tasty break.

Restaurant atmosphere design riverside Radisson Blu Gothenburg

New rooms and spas in Gothenburg

The classic Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel is located right across the water, near the central station. The hotel is in the final stages of its incredible transformation, where each and every room has been completely renovated.

Room beds design light colors Radisson Blu Gothenburg

What's more, a stunning SPA-area has just opened up, together with Hagabadet. The spa is located on the basement floor of the hotel. Step into history, where Gothenburg's old casemate has been preserved as an on-site historic relic. Looking for a spa experience in the city center? You've come to the right place.

Exterior night city canal Radisson Blu Gothenburg

Located in the heart of Gothenburg, the hotel is an obvious choice, perfect for docking ”Paddanbåten” right outside, in one of the city's canals that runs directly in front of the hotel entrance.

Beyond borders by boat


Since 2014, Lisbon has been home to the Volvo Ocean Race. Known for being the starting point for Vasco de Gama on his voyage to India and many other Portuguese exploration in the 15th and 16th century, the city has developed a culture for the ocean that is still present today. On your way to the marina from the Radisson Blu Lisbon, have a look at the Padrão dos Descobrimentos monument located in the Belem district: it will give you the sense of pride in the city today. Lisbon is also home to the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard, a permanent facility where teams of boat building experts work round the clock to prepare the fleet for the spectacular race. Open to the public, the boatyard provides a unique insight into the complexity of the race while honoring the history of the third largest port in Europe.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos monument in Lisbon Portugal

Cape Town

South Africa is known as a popular sports destination. And adopting an active cosmopolitan lifestyle is inevitable as Cape Town has so many offerings, including a natural wonder of the world Table Mountain. In November 2017, the V&A Waterfront was the center of attention when the Volvo Ocean Race fleet arrived in the city.  And the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town is situated close to the Waterfront, so it's a perfect place to spot the boats' arrival.

Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town

Come and enjoy all the event has to offer during Volvo Ocean Race-week together with, Radisson Blu Gothenburg!

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