World Gold Panning Championship 2019

World Gold Panning Championship competition will be organized at Tankavaara Gold Village in August 5th-10th 2019.

The event that has spread to the world has started in the Tankavaara Gold Village in 1977. Now the competition returns home at the same time as we celebrate 150 years of Lapland’s Gold Rush.


Gold Panning in the living backwoods, Sompio area in Lapland, are an experience for the whole family whether you are going to compete or to cheer in the audience.

The event is free for the public! In honor of the World Championships, there are many different programs and excursions available.

You may be the gold panning champion in the world! Please read the rules and sign up!