The Finnish Gold Panning Championship 2019

The Finnish Open Gold Panning Championships 2019 is battled out  in Tankavaara from 2nd to 3rd of August in 2019. The winner’s journey will continue in the 2020 World Championships in the Czech Republic! Start at 9AM fri 2nd!

Sign up to the Gold Panning Finnish open competition 2.-3.8.2019

ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS ENDED. Competition office accepts registrations if there is space in the categories.

First, select the categories that you will take part in from the extras, then click “Book”-button. You can write your name and contact details on the second page of booking  after selecting your competition categories.

You can only sign up one person at a time in the individual categories. Please note that the form calculates your sign up fee automatically.

Payment: You can pay when signing up (with credit card) or you can just sign up and pay upon arrival at the competition office. All payments are processed securely via our payment provider Stripe and you also have the option to cancel your payment in which case we will refund you in full. Cancellation is free until: 29.7.2019. Cancellation can be made via email:

Confirmation is automatically sent to your email address.

Please note that by taking part in the championships, competitors give their tacit consent for competition results and photos to be processed and published by the Lapland Gold Prospector’s Association and its Members, in the interests of presenting results to the general public and providing comparisons of competitors, rankings etc.

Entrance to the competition area is free now and always!

You don’t need to sign up if you are just coming to watch the competition

Friday 2.8.

9:00  Opening ceremony

  • Competition day

9.20 Veterans 1. heat

9.40  Veterans 2. heat 

10.00 Veterans 3. heat 

10.20 Veterans 4. heat 


11.00. Official Men 1. heat

11.20. Official Men 2. heat

11.40. Official Men 3. heat

12.00. Official Men 4. heat

12.20 Official Men 5. heat


13.30 Official Woman 1. heat 

13.50 Official Woman. 2. heat 

14.10 Official Woman 3. heat 

14.30 Official Woman 4. heat 


14.50 Mens quarterfinal 1.erä

15.10 Mens quarterfinal  2.erä

15.30 Mens quarterfinal 3.erä


15.50 Veteras semifinal 1. heat

16.10 Veterans semifinal 2.heat


16.30 Women semifinal 1.heat

16.50 Women semifinal 2.heat



Saturday 3.8.

10.00 Men semifinal 1.heat

10.20 Women semifinal 2.heat


10.40 Children

11.00 Beginners

11.20 Juniors


13.00 Veterans

13.30 Women

14.00 Men


Are you the best in gold panning in Finland?

Sign up for the Finnish Gold Panning Championship competition with the form below:


Please note that the World Gold Panning Championship 2019 will be registered on a different form.

The results of The Finnish Gold Panning Championship 2019 are available on the website of the Lapland Gold Miners Association (in Finnish).