Tankavaara Gold Village, the gate of Lapland’s gold fields, is located directly at the road E75, 30 km south of Saariselkä. Gold prospectors have taught visitors to pan gold for more than 40 years here. Guests can always keep all the gold nuggets and gem stones that they find in our gold panning site. Our professional guides will teach you the skills needed to find the nuggets. We will also lend you all the equipment needed to pan gold; rubber boots, a shovel and a gold pan. In Tankavaara’s gold themed restaurants, visitors can enjoy food made of local ingredients and the unique atmosphere. We offer a wide range of delicacies, even if you just want a cup of coffee or are looking for good place to dine with your family. We also offer menus for groups, ask for an offer.