Accommodation & dining

During the World Gold Panning Championships, you can stay at Tankavaara or in the nearby areas and enjoy the local delicacies.

In the vicinity of the competition area, Tankavaara Gold Village offers the campsite with its caravan places (tent 5€/week and caravan place 40€/week). Book your stay as soon as possible by e-mail:!

Other accommodation possibilities:

Vuotson Maja Bed and Breakfast accommodates in the center of Vuotso village, just a 10-minute drive from Tankavaara.

World Gold Panning Championships 2019 accommodation discount codes:

Take advantage of the offers of the World Championships in Saariselkä area. The discount codes are:

To book accommodation at Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna please use the discount code ALLMM19.

Book your stay directly at Santa’s Hotel Tunturi by e-mail or by phone + 358 16-681 501 and use the code gold2019 (the code is not valid on internet site).

Also check out other accommodation options in Sompio and Sodankylä or find out more about the Inari-Saariselkä area!

Restaurant and a shop in the competition area

During the World Championships, the competition area has an event & restaurant tent that serves delicious dishes from breakfast to dinner. Restaurant has alcohol licence. In addition, the legendary Restaurant Old Gold Prospector (in Finnish “Wanha Waskoolimies”) is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm and serves breakfast, lunch and à la carte dishes.


Remember also our own “Frontier Supply Store” in the competition area!

More dining places can be found in Sodankylä and in Saariselkä-Inari region.