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, your on-board guide provides 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.
Lunch with fantastic sea views
Book a lunch to enjoy on your way to Vinga. The lunch included in our lunch package is a delicious classic open sandwich with ecolabelled shrimp. We are happy to accommodate any allergies/special dietary needs – simply let us know in advance when you book. Our on-board restaurant is KRAV certified, 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.
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. Visit the island’s iconic beacon from 1889, or 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.