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 accommodation in double rooms, small authentic wilderness cabins or Korundi apartments. The campsite with its caravan places also welcomes guests. Book your stay as soon as possible by e-mail:!

The double rooms available are located in the Kultaränni buildings, completed in 2019. Each room has a private bathroom / toilet.


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:

Book your stay directly at Santa’s Hotel Tunturi using the code gold2019.

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

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.