Tankavaara Gold Village, the gate of Lapland’s gold fields, is located directly at the road E75, 30 km south of Saariselkä.
Tankavaara offers unique experiences and information about the history of gold prospecting in an authentic setting. Here, you can really feel the excitement of gold fever while you pan your first gold nuggets at our gold panning site.Tankavaara Gold Village was founded by the gold prospectors of Lapland in 1970 and continues to preserve and teach the culture of gold prospecting to visitors all around the world.
Gold prospectors have taught visitors to pan gold for more than 40 years in Tankavaara Gold Village. Restaurant Old Gold Prospector is open every day 9:00-21:00.