Lapland is a Land of Gold! Did you know that in Lapland we had the Gold Rush at the same time that in Klondike?
Now you have the oportunity to experience the excitement of seeking the hidden gold treasure of Lapland by gold panning.
Our Adventure starts as we hop onboard the Golden Fox riverboat. The trip along the Ounas-joki river to the Happy Fox forest farm takes approximately 30 minutes. During the riverboat trip, you get to admire the beautiful riverside views.
Upon arrival at the farm, Mama Fox, a geologist, will tell us about the Lapland´s gold and its history and legends of it.
The session is followed by knowledge of how gold is traditionally prospected by sluice boxes.
You will then get to try gold panning, which is a traditional gold prospecting method. If you get lucky, you may find gold nugget! All the gold you may find is yours to keep as a memento of this trip.
During the gold panning, we’ll enjoy a typical Finnish Muurikka crêpe with berries and some campfire coffee or tea.
The return trip to Rovaniemi is made on our fast riverboat. This trip allows you one more chance to admire the beautiful nature of Ounasjoki and recap the happenings of the exciting day.
At the Happy Fox we have only local guides with a real knowledge of the arctic nature, so the nature trip with us is a genuine experience
- Return transportation from pick up places
- Return riverboat trip to the Happy Fox “gold claim”
- Traditional gold panning
- The gold you find you can keep!
- Gold legends
- and stories about gold
- Local guides
- Finnish Muurikka crêpe with berries
- Tea or camp fire coffee
You may attend this tour wearing any outfit suitable for the outdoors. Please pay attention to the weather – a rain coat may come in handy. We’ll also provide attendees with rainwear (poncho).
Due to the wet terrain, please choose your shoes accordingly. Your outfit may also catch the smell of smoke during the tour.
Minimun 2 adults or minimum fee € 290. Program time including transportations, activity time 3 hours.
Pick up places:
- 10:00 am at Santa Claus Village at front of Santa`s Post Office
- 10:15 am at Hotel Santa Claus
- 10:30 am at Lainaanranta Boat Marina
Meeting point: Happy Fox Forest Farm
Pickup is offered in following places
- Front of Santa’s Post Office (Santa Claus Village)
- Hotel Santa Claus (City Center)