Are you looking for the perfect getaway in Lapland’s winter wonderland or planning to spend your stay gazing at the sky and hunting for northern lights? Tankavaara Gold Village is situated right next to a beautiful national park with great outdoor activity possibilities, Tankavaara is also literally in the middle of woods with no city lights disturbing your aurora borealis hunting!
How to see the northern lights?
Stay up late, wear warm clothes, check the weather forecast for clear nights and look up the sky. Its really that easy, northern lights are visible in Tankavaara on most clear nights. We recommend taking a walk around the Village, look for clearings with fewer trees and good visibility to the sky, we have plenty of safe, small trails around Tankavaara. If you want to add something extra to your aurora hunting experience, we recommend booking one of our northern lights safaris with reindeer or snowmobiles.
What to do and where to go?
We offer dog-sled, reindeer and snowmobile safaris as well as arrange reindeer feeding for guests. We also have snowshoes for rent and there are several snowtrails for hiking in Tankavaara. For kids, we borrow sleighs for free.
Closest grocery store is 10km south from us and the closest supermarket is 30km north in Saariselkä skiing center. If you are staying for several days, we recommend doing a day trip there with a bus. Our staff can help with the bus timetables. However, our restaurant is open every day 9-21 and offers local delicacies that are a must try while in Lapland.
For culture enthusiasts, Tankavaara has a great Goldmuseum and the indigenous Sámi museum is 80km from us, perfect for a day trip.