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Submarine Vesikko

Suomenlinna | Susisaari B 79, Helsinki 00190, Finland
+358 29 9530260
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Vesikko is a restored Finnish submarine from the 1930s and 1940s. Vesikko took part in the Finnish Winter and Continuation Wars, 1939-1944. After the war Vesikko was the only Finnish submarine that was not scrapped. After extensive renovation it was open to the public as an exhibit of the Military Museum in July 1973. Closed during winter. Open 9 May - 31 October 2018.
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Suomenlinna | Susisaari B 79, Helsinki 00190, Finland
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The sub is quite overall worth a large portion given over to the torpedos, engines and navigation areas. One small galley and two tiny areas for sleeping. It’s definitely worth a look - you might even glimpse one of the large ferries past by on...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The sub is pretty small inside, and even if we were only about 6 people inside at a time, we had to take turns and it is hard to change directions when within most of the sub. Really cool to get so close where the...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

It's rare to see such a vessel so well preserved. 20 men in such cramped quarters would have been tough. Was used in ww2 and decommissioned afterwards. Great idea to open it as a museum. We were able to access free as we had a...More

Thank Max C
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

My main reason to visit Suomenlinna Fortress Island was actually to visit the submarine Vesikko that was preserved on land in its original form. The opening time of the museum was 1100 hrs.Finally at 1100 hrs was one of the first person's to purchase a...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Fascinating. Probably the only chance I will ever get to go in a submarine. There are lots of little information boards telling you what all the bits are, which was essential otherwise I would have had no clue. The living quarters for the crew are...More

Thank Lemmus
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

The submarine museum is interesting and worthwhile to see. One learns more about a way of working and a culture that for most of us is very unknown. The price is a bit high if you do not also want to go to the military...More

Thank SWF57
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

This visit was amazing and it is one of the top attractions at Suomenlinna. The Vesikko is very well preserved and it is the only survivor U Boat Type II in the world. It was manufactured in 1930 as a prototype for Germany Reichsmarine that...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Well preserved ww2 submarine, very interesting to see the conditions in wich people had to live aboard.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I've been on much bigger subs so a quick look at a small WW2 one and the cramped conditions was welcome. It seemed much cleaner than it would have been when in use though... The ticket will also cover the nearby military museum.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

It was the only submarine of its class built and saw service in WW2 and was one of five submarines in the Finnish Navy.It now sits on land on Susisaan Island in Suomenliina which is a twenty minute boat trip from Helsinki and a good...More

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