See & explore Tankavaara Gold Village

In the Gold Village, founded by gold miners, you will sense an authentic feeling of Lapland everywhere. Go on a safari, treat yourself to the local area’s finest flavours and have a comfortable stay.

Tankavaara Gold Village

Gold Village is located right next to Route E75 and offers everything a Lapland traveller needs, including restaurant, accommodation and experience services. In Gold Village, for example, you can learn how to wash gold in the summer and take part in daily reindeer or snowmobile safaris in the winter. The Gold Village rises on the edge of the Urho Kekkonen National Park, so you can easily dive into the atmosphere of Finland’s most legendary wilderness.

Come and wash the gold

Tankavaara is famous for its gold panning competitions and everyone has the opportunity to test it on site! At Gold Village you can borrow everything you need, including rubber boots. The guides will guide you through the secrets of gold panning. In summer, the outdoor flushing plant is open every day. In winter, there is an indoor gold panning right next to Restaurant Wanha Waskoolimies.

Did you know? When you pan for gold in the Tankavaara Gold Village, you can keep all the gold and precious stones you find!

Eat well in the Wanha Waskoolimies restaurant

The Wanha Waskoolimies restaurant serves you every day of the year, and its menu includes local flavours. The restaurant has a gift shop where you can buy quality jewellery and, of course, pure gold. You can drop into the restaurant for coffee, lunch and dinner. In the evenings the Wild West saloon serves gold miners and other travellers.

Tip! The Wanha Waskoolimies restaurant’s special, the Gold Digger’s Hamburger, is a customer favourite. Try it!

Stay in the heart of gold country

Accommodation for visitors is available both in the Gold Digger cabins and the Corundum apartments. The cabins are full of the atmosphere of the gold rush and bring the gold miners’ accommodation to mind. The Corundum apartments are more modern. There are power outlets and camping spots for caravans and a sauna that you can book.

In Tankavaara you can stop for the night on your way north or spend an unforgettable Lapland holiday with your family or friends! The Gold Village is full of experiences – why go any further when the magic of Lapland is here!

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