©Kuvasuomi/Matti Kolho.
Gold scale and weights are an essential part of gold prospector's equipment

Tankavaara is home for the only international museum in the World displaying past and present of gold panning and prospecting. The basic exhibition presents the history of gold prospecting in Lapland. The Golden World, the international section, presents over twenty countries all over the World.

      Welcome to join the story of
gold and man! 
Opening time: 
Every day @ 9am - 5pm
wintertime 1.10.-31.5.
Mon - Fri @ 10am - 4pm
Tankavaara guidemap
Outdoor gold panning site
is open during summertime.
Gold Adventures
Finland is applying to arrange the Gold Panning World Championships of 2019 in Tankavaara to celebrate 150 years of Finnish gold prospecting and 70 years of the Finnish Gold Prospectors Union!