This is a guided boat excursion which takes you through Gothenburg’s beautiful archipelago to the lighthouse island of Vinga and back. We spend two hours on Vinga, so you have plenty of time to explore the island. During the boat trip, which takes about one and a quarter hours each way, we will tell you interesting commentary about the archipelago and the attractions we pass. The M/S Carl Michael Bellman departs from Lilla Bommen, and takes us through the Port of Gothenburg and across the archipelago to Vinga.
Please note: In case of much wind/bad weather conditions, the excursion goes to another island in the southern archipelago instead of Vinga.
Lunch with fantastic sea views
Book a lunch to enjoy on your way to Vinga. The lunch included in the lunch package is a delicious sandwich with flavors from the archipelago and the summer. Choose whether you want to eat the sandwich XL Shrimp, Roast beef, or the Mediterranean. We are happy to accommodate any allergies/special dietary needs – simply let us know in advance when you book. Our on-board restaurant and its archipelago-inspired food is prepared on board with seasonal produce and an eco-friendly mindset. There is also an on-board café selling light refreshments, snacks, coffee and tea. We also serve beer, wine and alcohol-free alternatives.
You are not allowed to bring your own food or drinks on board.
Lighthouse island Vinga in Gothenburg’s outer archipelago
Vinga is a lighthouse island in the outer archipelago in Kattegatt and is Gothenburg’s most westerly point. You can stroll along beautiful pathways along the island’s shoreline and be mesmerised by the waves breaking against the rocks.
Vinga is also the birthplace of Sweden’s beloved artist, composer and author Evert Taube, and his childhood home has been converted into the island’s must-see museum. On the island’s there are a iconic beacon from 1889. Find a secluded spot to sunbathe and take a dip. Vinga has been a nature reserve since 1987 and is owned by the Swedish state.
Guided tour of Vinga with Winga Vänner
Would you like to learn more about Vinga's history? Join us on an interesting guided tour of approximately 45 minutes on the island. The tour includes a visit to the top of the nearly 30-meter-high lighthouse and entrance to the museum. The tour is organized by the association Winga Vänner and costs SEK 50 per adult and is free for children under 12 years old. No pre-booking is required, and payment is made on-site.