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The best souvenir is Lappish 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. The lesson instruction is held in by the museum's outdoor pool in the summer.

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

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!