Indoor Winter Gold Panning

Indoor Winter Gold Panning

Duration: 30 minutes / Difficulty: Very easy / Private

Gold panning is a great and unique activity for the whole family, but beware: Gold fever is real!

Gold prospectors have been searching for gold in Lapland for 150 years and in Tankavaara Gold Village, we still continue this unique culture by teaching the secrets of gold panning to visitors.

Here's how the activity happens:

When you arrive at Tankavaara Gold Village, you can park your car in the parking place right in front of our restaurant. There's also a bust stop 250 meters from the restaurant by the main road. 

The gold panning happens inside the restaurant in a separate gold panning room. Show your reservation details in paper or from your phone/tablet to our staff who will guide you in gold panning. Indoor gold panning doesn’t require special clothing or rubber boots, just come as you are!

Then the fun can begin! If you follow the guide's instructions carefully and take your time learning, you might find tiny gold specks or even a bigger nugget to take home with you.

During 30 minutes you usually have time to wash a bagful of sand and maybe even get addicted to panning like so many other visitors and future gold prospectors in Tankavaara.

Please note that the 30 minute time is an estimate, some visitors are very fast gold panners, while others like to take their time. Reserve 20-40 minutes for panning. Groups of 10 or more people should reserve at least one hour.

You can book indoor gold panning from our website up to 3 hours before arrival time. If you would like to do gold panning sooner, please call our restaurant, so we can check for availability: +358 16 626 158


Indoor gold panning is available October-May. Outdoor gold panning is available June-September (booked separately).

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