Tankavaara is located along the national road 4 (E75), about 30 km south of Saariselkä. The distance to Ivalo is about 60 km and to Rovaniemi 230 km. From the national road 4, you can find two junctions to Tankavaara — the southern one leads directly to the Gold Museum parking. The northern junction leads in front of the restaurant Wanha Waskoolimies. But don’t worry if you take the wrong junction, the village area isn’t vast and all places are reachable on foot!
Tankavaara is located along the national road 4 (E75), about 30 km south of Saariselkä. The distance to Ivalo is about 60 km and to Rovaniemi 230 km.
Please note that the reindeer sometimes roam the roads in Lapland.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
You can reach Tankavaara by bus. A direct bus service operates between Rovaniemi and Ivalo, see the schedules on Matkahuolto website: https://www.matkahuolto.fi/. The bus ride from Saariselkä takes about 30 minutes. The Tankavaara bus stop is by the national road 4 and the walk to the museum from the stop takes about 5 minutes.
Museum is open:
In the winter (October – May):
From Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm,
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Closed on 27.3.2023
In the summer (June – September):
Every day from 10am to 5pm
|Children (7–16 years)||6€|
|Children under 7 years||free|
|Students and pensioners||10€|
2 adults and 1 or 2 children (between 7–16)
10 or more persons in a group
|10€ / person|
We also accept
+358 16 626 171
The museum buildings are accessible by wheelchair and other mobility aids via a ramp. Inside the museum, access is barrier-free. The doorways and the passageways are wide.
People with reduced mobility are allowed to drive along the service road to the museum entrance.
The toilets are also accessible with a Toilet Card.
The toilet has a nappy-changing table and a potty.
A disabled visitor who needs an assistant pays only one entrance ticket to the museum for him/her and his/her assistant. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome to the museum.
There is a self-service coat rack in the museum lobby. Valuables can be left at the ticket counter with the staff.
Other than guide dogs are not allowed inside the museum. Dogs may be left in the outdoor museum area at your own risk during your visit. During summer, there is a water bowl for dogs in the outdoor museum area.
tel. +358 50 331 2370
Head of Collections
tel. +358 400 688 128
tel. +358 40 505 6121
Customer Service Manager
tel. +358 16 626 171
Caretaker of Property
tel. +358 16 626 171
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