Vinga Lounge at Gothenburg: nice and correct

On the way to Paris I had the opportunity to test a second lounge at Gothenburg airport: the Vinga lounge which was also the only one operational on the day of my trip.

As a reminder, the articles related to this Scandinavian journey:

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1HotelMoxy Paris CDG (pas d’article, regardez nos anciens articles sur le Moxy Paris CDG)
2FlightParis-Zurich – Swiss – Business Class
3FlightZurich-Stockholm – Swiss – Business Class
4HotelMiss Clara by Nobis – Stockholm
5RestaurantRestaurant Nisch – Stockholm
6RestaurantRestaurant Sturehof – Stockholm
7FlightStockholm-Copenhague – SAS – SAS GO (éco)
8HotelMoxy Copenhague Sydhavnen
9RestaurantRestaurant The Shrimp Copenhague
10RestaurantRestaurant Marv & Ben Copenhague
11LoungeSalon SAS Gold à Copenhague
12FlightCopenhague-Stockholm – SAS – SAS GO (éco)
13FlightStockholm-Goteborg – SAS – SAS GO (éco)
14HotelRadisson Blu Scandinavia Goteborg
15LoungeSalon Vinga in Gothenburg (It’s here)
16FlightGoteborg-Zurich – Swiss – Business Class
17FlightZurich-Paris – Swiss – Business Class

Il y a trois salons à l’aéroport de Goteborg : le salon SAS que je vous ai déjà présenté, un salon BRA (dédié aux clients de la compagnie éponyme) et le salon Vinga. SAS et Vinga sont d’ailleurs côte à côte. Il se trouve que le salon SAS n’avait toujours pas rouvert suite à la pandémie (alors que les salons SAS de Stockholm et Copenhague sont, eux, opérationnels) donc les compagnies ont décidé de se replier sur le Vinga.

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Where is the Vinga salon located in Gothenburg?

The location of the lounge is quite central: almost at the exit of the duty free that you have to cross when entering the terminal and almost in the middle of it. It allows quick access to all boarding gates , which is not a real problem given the size of the airport.

One thing to know: for passengers leaving outside the Schengen area there is no other lounge after police checks

Who has access to the Vinga Lounge

In these times of pandemic the cards are a little redistributed. In theory, passengers of Star Alliance airlines have access to SAS and all others to Vinga.

In practice, while waiting for the reopening of the SAS, everyone meets at Vinga.

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Mais ça n’est pas tout : le salon est également ouvert aux membres Priority Pass, Lounge Key et Dinners Club. Et, en plus de cela, il est accessible à quiconque paie 30 euros de droit d’entrée.

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The layout of the living room

The living room consists of a large space divided into several areas.

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On two sides , huge bay windows overlook the slopes …when the weather allows you to see something.

There is a lounge area proper…

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A more practical “catering” area for settling down to eat.

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An “open space” workspace with stools.

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More private spaces for working or making a phone call.

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The design is quite successful , of course in a Scandinavian style and the living room is quite pleasant. On the other hand, I only used the lounge early in the morning and I don’t know to what extent its size is sufficient for peak hours now that it welcomes all the airlines serving the airport, especially since at my remember it is smaller than the SAS.

Catering

In terms of food , the essential is there…nothing more.

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Just ok for breakfast. It seems that a hot offer is in place from 10:30 am but I never went to this lounge when it was in place.

For drinks there is a fountain for soft drinks, a beer tap (broken down), a starving supply of alcohol and a tea/coffee machine.

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Lounge facilities

No shower or…toilet. To use the toilets you have to leave the living room, they are 3 meters away. But for the effort you are entitled to toilets “with a view”.

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To show that you are cultured…

If you’re wondering where the show got its name, Vinga is an island off Gothenburg made famous by its lighthouse and which played a historic role in guiding ships.

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Bottom line

A fairly standard third-party lounge with a catering offer that covers basic needs and a nice design.

Its main interest is the view…when the visibility is good.

Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrinhttp://www.duperrin.com
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.
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