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.


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Tankavaara Gold Village

The Gold Village is right on Route 4 and offers everything the visitor to Lapland longs for with its food, accommodation and experiences. In the Gold Village, you can take part in one of the daily reindeer or snowmobile safaris. The Gold Village stands on the edge of the Urho Kekkonen National Park, meaning you can easily dive into the atmosphere of Finland’s most legendary wilderness.

Come and pan for gold

In Tankavaara, you can of course pan for gold. You can borrow everything you need in the Gold Village, right down to wellies. The guides will let you in on all the secrets of gold panning. In the summer the outdoor panning spot is open every day. In the winter there is an indoor panning spot just next to the Wanha Waskoolimies restaurant. 

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!


Me pidämme tietosi salassa ja jaamme sen vain kolmansille osapuolille, jotka mahdollistavat palvelun toteuttamisen. Lue yksityisyydensuojamme.