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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...more
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Suomenlinna | Susisaari B 79, Helsinki 00190, Finland
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Once you enter the submarine, you'll see that the outside definitely does not reflect the amount of available space inside. Incredibly cramped and filled with all sorts of knobs and controls, you can only imagine what it must've been like having to share the space...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyce_7t
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

You never really understand what submariners went through in WW2 within the cramped submarines of the time. The restored vesikko definitely helps one to understand those conditions. For a mere 5-7 Euros you can have access to the submarine, plus access to the military museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank U3808KHbenb
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Well located in an exceptionally interesting area to have a look around in. Suomenlinna is a place you need at least a few hours for, maybe even the whole day. Get a 24 hour public transport ticket for 9 Euros in Helsinki, and it includes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marcbridgman
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Funny how the wife didn't want to look at this. Possibly 7 euros a bit steep, but did include entry to the military museum. You can wonder at how 20 men lived in the vessel.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank D38lawn
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This is the only surviving submarine in Finland, it's an interesting little bit of history and the surrounding location.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank George A
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A nice submarine. Be warned, it is quite small. That means it wont take long to cover all of it. You can look trough the hole where the torpedo are put. A nice place to check out if you have never been inside a submarine.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jon_Ju1234
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This attraction is included on the Helsinki card. The Vesikko is the only U-Boat Type II left in the world. There was some information in English. The submarine is very cramped, so it is hard to imagine how the crew coped. It is interesting to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

High-quality military exhibit in excellent condition. It allows you to get a full and adequate understanding of the service and life of submariners. It is terrible to imagine that people could live and fight in such conditions.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zuevy
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Historic submarine. My Finnish husband wisely rebelled at the price, but I had visited Suomenlinna when this was closed and I was determined to see it, despite the outrageous entry fee. NOT worth it. Cramped space - as expected - with pages and pages posted...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank illinoistraveler2016
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting Suomenlinna fortress do not miss the Vesikko ... great Opportunity to see a world war 2 submarine... worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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