Submarine Vesikko

Sukellusvene Vesikko Suomenlinnassa. Kuva Sotamuseo.

A Submarine Experience on Dry Land

Vesikko is a restored Finnish submarine from the 1930s and 1940s. In it the visitor can experience first hand the crowded working and living spaces of the submarines in the midst of diesel and electric engines and torpedoes. The experience is enhanced by the soundscape created in Vesikko: a visitor will hear the running sounds of the engines, the crew commands and the sounds of a torpedo attack.

The life of Vesikko

The submarine, pendant CV-707, was built in Turku for Germany and launched in 1933. Finland bought the submarine in 1936 and she was named Vesikko. Together with four other submarines, 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 Suomenlinna in July 1973.

Vesikko is the Military Museum's most popular attraction and also globally a significant memorial to naval warfare.

There is an introduction to the phases of Vesikko in english every day at 3.30pm. Introduction is included in the ticket price.

Sukellusvene Vesikon konehuoneesta. Kuva Sotamuseo.

Opening Hours

Submarine Vesikko is open until 31 October 2017 daily 11pm–6pm. Ticket office closes / last admittance at 5.45pm. Entrance fee 7 € (reduced ticket price 4 €), includes also admission to the Military Museum´s Manege.

Links:

Virtual tour in the submarine Vesikko (in Finnish)
Vesikko video
Official pages of Suomenlinna sea fortress