You can find services for your trip in the nearby areas of Tankavaara.
Nearest health and medical services:
Emergency nurse (24h / day): +358 40 770 9187 (first aid and emergency calls only)
Examining physician (8.00 – 15.30): +358 40 188 7111
Pharmacy and medicine cabinet services:
Nearest pharmacy is Ivalo pharmacy, which serves as follows:
Tue- Thu 9-17
Nearest medicine cabinet service is located in Vuotso K-extra Sieppi, 10 minutes from Tankavaara in the center of Vuotso village. You can get pharmacy products such as painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs from your medicine cabinet. The Saariselkä Department Store Kuukkeli and K-Supermarket Ivalo also operate a medicine cabinet.
Sodankylä Health Center is located about 100 km south of Tankavaara. The emergency number is (24h / day): +358 20 692881. There is also a pharmacy in Sodankylä.
Emergency number 112
Remember the emergency number: 112. No area code is required to call 112, even if you are calling from a mobile phone. You can call 112 free of charge using any phone.
Groceries, Veikkaus and other services
Tankavaara’s nearest grocery store is the K-extra Sieppi (Vuotso shop) in the center of Vuotso. In addition to groceries and fuel, the store has a post office and medicine cabinet service.
The nearest Veikkauspiste (betting service) also serves in K-extra Vuotso.
The shop is open daily:
The Frontier supply store
In the competition area, guests are served daily by the Frontier supply store, where you can buy groceries from toilet paper to cold drinks.
Taxi and Bus Services
Vuotso taxi +358 449777490
Ivalo taxi +358 100 87888 (0.82 € / phone + pvm / mpm)
Saariselkä taxi +358 400 394862
Sodankylä taxi +358 200 99 600
JBus (bus transport) +358 400 291582
The nearest Otto ATM is located in Saariselkä, Saariseläntie 7. More ATMs near you can find from Missä Otto -application (in Finnish).
You can also get a rental car to get to Tankavaara; the nearest car rental company is located in Saariselkä. Finavia’s airports also have car rental companies, such as the nearest Ivalo, Rovaniemi and Kittilä airports.
Reindeer Warning Application
In Lapland, you can download a Reindeer warning application called Porokello to your phone that warns a driver about reindeers on the road.