Gold Prospector Museum, gold panninghttp://www.tankavaara.fi/goldvillage/pages/intro.php
The best souvenir you can take home from Finland is gold that you pan. Tankavaara gold prospecting village between Sodankylä and Inari is one of the most well known sights in Finnish Lapland. In summer the gold prospecting is done in the outdoor areas. For the winter months we reserve loads of auriferous sand in the indoor panning site of the Gold Prospector Museum for those who visit the museum then.
Tankavaara is home of the only international museum in the World displaying past and present of gold panning and prospecting. The basic exhibition presents the history of gold prospecting in Lapland. The Golden World, the international section, presents gold prospecting history in more than twenty countries all over the World.