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The best souvenir is gold that you pan!

The panning site in Tankavaara welcomes visitors to test one's gold panning skills. Our expert guides will assist whenever necessary. For the winter season we reserve loads of auriferous sand at the indoor panning site of the Gold Prospector Museum for those who visit the museum during the winter months.

Price: 22 € / panner. The price includes guidance, necessary equipment and entrance to the gold museum. Any panned gold is yours to keep!

The path of Lappish gold 10.6.2017 - 18.5.2018

In the exhibition you will find out about the gold prospector's work and prospectors themselves. There is also a section of its own to show the work of gold smith and jewel maker. The main part is reserved for gold prospectors and jewelers and thus the focus is on photos and film. If you want you can play the game called "Gold Prospectors feelings" by using big and soft dice. The game describes mainly some of the challenges and joys in prospector's daily life.

The exhibition is included in the entrance fee and will be open between 10.6.2017 - 18.5.2018. Welcome!

In co-operation with:

Goldpanning Finnish Open 


Welcome to one of the oldest events in Lapland, to original tradition of gold fields, to gold panners' meeting point!

People have been competing in gold panning since 1973 and the tradition still lives strong with new competitors participating every year. 

If you are interested in volunteer work, please contact with e-mail!