Volvo Ocean Race in Gothenburg, 14 – 21 June 

Radisson Blu Official Partner for Volvo Ocean Race 2018

Once again, Gothenburg has the honor of welcoming the competing teams in the Volvo Ocean Race - the toughest sailing race in the world. Everyone is invited to be part of the adventure and the celebration! 
Video credit: Volvo Ocean Race Göteborg

The race started in Spain, October 2017, and after 45,00 nautical miles around the planet, the teams will arrive to Gothenburg in June 2018. This is their final stopover before the final leg to The Hague in Holland. 

Gothenburg is a port city where the ocean has always played a vital role and reaches right into the heart of the city. This gives visitors the opportunity to experience the Volvo Ocean Race from a totally unique perspective. 

The celebration will continue in the Race Village in Frihamnen, where the seven boats will be berthed. A party with something to offer for everyone: stage entertainment, exhibitions, restaurants, bars, a large market place and opportunities to try out various activities. You can easily get to the Race Village by foot, by bike or public transport, by bus or boat. There will be free admission for everyone, so come and enjoy the party! 

This is the fourth time the Race visits Gothenburg – the home of Volvo. For the city, the event is a great opportunity to showcase the city development in the harbor, for both visitors and citizens. The Volvo Ocean Race is a chance for Gothenburg to welcome the whole world. 

This time the Race also focuses on sustainability and ocean health, topics that are very important for Gothenburg as a harbour city, and which will be reflected in the Gothenburg Race Village. 

Take the chance to experience this ultimate mix of sporting competition and world-class adventure. Welcome to Gothenburg, a sustainable growing city – open to the world. 


Race Village is open 14 - 21 June 2018 
Arrival of the fleet 14 - 15 June 2018 
In-Port Race 17 June 2018 
Start of final leg 21 June 2018 

More information:

Volvo Ocean Race - a sustainable event 

Gothenburg aims to be a sustainable city, open to the world. The city has adopted ambitious targets for the three areas of sustainability, and the Volvo Ocean Race Gothenburg Stopover 2018 will reflect this. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Swedish Environmental Base standard for events, the event should be open, welcoming and accessible for everyone. And in connection to the Race’s overall target to highlight and affect the growing challenges with plastic pollution in the oceans Gothenburg Stopover will make every effort we can to significantly reduce single-use plastics and only offer tapped water in the Race Village.


So happy that you have found us. Are you excited about our competition? Please see all details below on how to enter.


The competition will take place between the 14th-17th of June 2018 at Volvo Ocean Race Village. One hotel key card/per day (Thursday-Sunday) has been placed within the exhibition area. A clue of where the key card is located will be published Thursday-Sunday on each Radisson Blu Hotels Facebook page. Additionally, it will be published on the main screen at Race Village Thursday-Friday 4 pm and Saturday-Sunday 12.30 pm. The winner of the day will be the person who can find the unique key card using the given clue. The prize must be collected the same day at one of the two Radisson Blu Hotels in Gothenburg in exchange of the key card.


Today’s clue will be published on Facebook and on the main screen at the Race Village.
  • Thursday 4 pm @RadissonBluScandinaviaHotel, Gothenburg
  • Friday 4 pm @RadissonBluRiversideHotel, Gothenburg 
  • Saturday 12.30 pm @RadissonBluScandinaviaHotel, Gothenburg
  • Sunday 12.30 pm @RadissonBluRiversideHotel, Gothenburg


In total of 4 contestants (1 per day) will be the lucky winner of an overnight stay including breakfast at one of our Radisson Blu hotels in Gothenburg. If you are the winner on the Thursday or Saturday it is valid at Radisson Blu Scandinavia. If you are the winner on the Friday or Sunday you will enjoy your stay at Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel.


Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, Lindholmspiren 4, 417 56 Gotheburg. Tel. 031 383 40 00. Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Södra Hamngatan 59, 411 06 Gotheburg. Tel. 031 758 50 00. The prize must be collected the same day.


  • Winner of the competition is the person who has found one of the uniquely marked key cards.
  • The prize must be collected personally at the selected hotel in exchange of the key card the same day.
  • The prize of the overnight stay is valid until 2018-12-31.
  • Employees of Radisson Blu Hotels are not allowed to participate in this competition.
  • All contestants must be over 18 years old.
  • Any potential tariffs that comes with the prize is to be paid by the winner.
  • As a winner of this competition your personal details will be used to make a booking in Radisson Blu’s reservation system. Your details will only be used for the purpose of this reservation and according to standard reservation policies. 
• The competition does not have any association to Facebook and is neither sponsored by them.