Pitkospuut tunturissa

Golddigging excursion to Laanioja - 4-7 h

Price (€):
person: 90
Laanioja is located next to Saariselkä holiday resort. At the beginning of the 20th century, several gold prospecting companies were established around that area.
The signs of mining activity that are still visible in Laanila area were left by industrial enterprises, such as Prospektor and the Kerkelä mining company in the first decade of the 20th century, Lapin Kulta Oy and Ivalojoki Oy in the 1920´s and some foreign companies in the 1930´s.
This excursion you will do on your own but with our help. You go (walk, bike or drive+walk) to the gold claim yourself but we will give you a map and instructions how to get there.
On the claim there are again people who will guide you. If you want you can book a private guide for the whole excursion. You may choose either 3,5 hours or 4-7 hours stay on the claim.
The owner of the claim will welcome you upon your arrival and tell you at the beginning shortly about the geology and the gold history of the area. After that he will teach you in gold digging,
sluicing and goldpanning. He will give you all necessary equipment and you may work further on your own. During your stay you will be invited for a cup of coffee/tea with pancake and jam.
And finally you are allowed to keep all the gold you find. Very seldom clients have left the claim without gold.

• June - September
• daily at 11 am on the claim
• duration 4-7 hours, day trip
• no minimum number of participants


• 90 € / person
• children under 16 yrs. free of charge

Price includes

• guiding on the claim, clients arrive to the claim on their own with the help of the instructions they will get from Saariselkä Booking reception (approx. 4 km). You can drive by car approx. 400 meters from the gold digging area.
• equipment for working on the claim
• coffee/tea + pancake with jam (you may take your own snack with you if you want)

For additional payment you can book a private guide 50 € / hour.


A binding booking and payment previous day by 4 PM. Closer than 3 days, please contact Saariselkä Booking


When booking online, please inform the following details on "Message to the booking":
• age of child
Producer: Ylä-Lapin Kivikulta Oy, y-10434072.
Summer 2021. Updated 04/21. We reserve the right to make changes.