Vinga, Gothenburg

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#5 of 18 in Nature in Vastra Gotaland County
Vinga is a small island 10nmi outside Gothenburg's harbour entrance in Sweden. The 19th century Vinga Lighthouse is noted, not only as a beacon in the waterway of the Swedish west coast, but also as the place where the Swedish poet laureate Evert Taube grew up. Today Vinga is a tourist attraction, with boats to and from Gothenburg harbour.
The bedrock of Vinga is mostly made up of porphyrite, a volcanic rock with less Silicon dioxide, SiO2, than porphyry. The rock has a fine-grained structure, dark with lighter grains of feldspar and other minerals. The mineralogical composition of the Vinga porphyry classifies it as a monzogranite or quartz diorite. The northern part of the island contains orthopyroxene. The Vinga porphyry was created about 950 million years ago, when it penetrated the surrounding older gneiss rock.
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  • The boat trip over is about 1hr 15mins. We went on the first boat of the day so it was only around 20 of us onboard (they said it could have been up to 200). The island is ruggedly beautiful. I wish....  more »
  • Went out on a RIB inflatable from downtown Göteborg,........-Weeeeeeeeeeee ! once out on the island, You are flabbergasted by the beautiful archipelago surrounding you ! The great songwriter Evert.....  more »
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  • Nice view over the ocean.
  • Beautiful and historical
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