It is easy getting to Vrångö from Saltholmen with Styrsöbolaget’s ferries. The journey takes 20 to 40 minutes. Kajkanten is located on the western side of the island with a view of the lighthouse on the island Vinga. Harbour life is characterized by fishing and boating.


Vrångö is the island where the people of Gothenburg go bathing. It is a car free island idyll. The landscape is a mixture of beaches and cliffs. Along the beaches grow rare and uncommon plant species, such as wild asparagus, willowleaf yellowhead and sea holly. The small islands and islets make great breeding places for water fowl. Black guillemot, red-breasted merganser and kestrel among other breed here.

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Vrångö’s history dates back to the prehistoric age. Close to the new cemetery is a stone circle from the Stone Age. In the 19th century, a ruthless pirate queen called Johanna Hård lived in Vrångö. She hijacked a Danish ship and killed the crew.

The pilotage service moved from Vrångö to Vinga in the 1930s. But the small, red cabin still remains on the lookout spot Utkiken, and has become a symbol for Vrångö.


There is no need to stay hungry while on Vrångö. There are a few different options, depending on what you like. Kajkanten’s boat-houses are equipped with kitchenettes. In the harbour is the grocery store Måsens Livs which is open daily. Next door to Kajkanten is Andreas’ café Fiskeboa that is open during the summer months. They sell fresh fish and seafood, or you can sit down in the open-air restaurant for a light meal from the sea.

It is also possible to by buy a takeaway breakfast or picnic from Skärgårdens Café. Their restaurant is also fully licensed.

On the neighbouring island Donsö are Restaurang Isbolaget and Noretti Pizzeria och Restaurang. Pensionat Styrsö Skäret on another neighbouring island, Styrsö, offers exclusive food experiences.

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