Accommodation & dining

During the European 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. 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.

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 European Gold Panning 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.