THE GOLD STORY introduces the Lappish gold prospecting history in a new way. All you need to get more information is just sit back, relax and get absorbed in the story. Welcome to the colourful world of GOLD STORIES by clicking the link! 


The GOLD STORY is a short story with different golden themes, provided by the world’s only international Gold Museum at Tankavaara (reopened in 1.6.2020). Most of the stories you can find in the basic exhibition but some are only online.

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Saariselkä MTB Stages

Saariselkä MTB Stages is not just another race! It is a three-day mountain bike stage race Around the wilderness of Saariselkä in northernmost Finland. During the race you get to enjoy the pristine trails of Urho Kekkonen national park and Hammastunturi Wilderness area. Along the 180 race kilometres you will pass the legendary Kulmakuru gorge, treeless Raututunturi fell area, and other geologically and historically unique destinations of Saariselkä.

The terrain of Saariselkä is known for its few key charasteristics. Although we don’t have huge mountains we still have some of Finland’s longest climbs and descents. Our fells also have some stones, which many people have noticed after having several punctures. 🙂

But not to worry, proper tires will last all of our stones. The fact that our trails go through some of the last real wilderness areas in Europe means that there aren’t many stuctures on the trails. Along the trails you will walk and ride through several small rivers and streams. Besides all of this, our trails are a real blast to ride on!

Each year a group of cyclist consisting of top elite athletes and enthusiast start for Saariselkä MTB Stages. However, Saariselkä MTB Stages is not a piece of cake – and it is not even supposed to be one. It is supposed to be the greates challenge of 2020 after which each finisher can feel like a champion!

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Camera Borealis Nature Photography Event

The nature photography event Camera Borealis brings once again amazing nature photography exhibitions to the big screen in Inari. The event is organized by the local photography society and will be held in Siida, Sámi Museum & Nature Centre. The program is full of interesting speeches and breathtaking nature photos and exhibitions!

Updates and program on event’s Facebook page and more information by email:

Photo: Petri Piisilä