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Visit Sompio in Matka Travel Fair 2025

Visit Sompio in Matka Travel Fair 2025

Visit Sompio is taking part on the Matka Travel Fair held in Helsinki 17.-19.1.2025. Come to meet us, local bussinesses and getting information on the municipalities of Sodankylä and Savukoski at our stand 6c40!

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Kultamölkky Championships 2024

Kultamölkky Championships 2024

Mölkky is a traditional finnish summer game to be played outside. Try your luck and become the new master in Kultamölkky and chance your luck into real gold! Next competition is held in the summer 2024. More info coming soon!

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Gold Panning Championships Finnish Open 2024

Gold Panning Championships Finnish Open 2024

Tankavaara Gold Village has held gold panning championships since 1973. Every summer finnish gold panners gather together to compete in the finnish gold panning championships. Next competition is held 26.-28.7.2025 in Tankavaara. Official competition web page:...

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Gold Rush Run

Gold Rush Run

Gold Rush Run Dog Sled Race Gold Rush Run is a long distance dog sled race where competitors make a 501km journey with their dogs! The start and finnish line of the race is in Tankavaara Gold Village. Winner will be rewarded with a good amount of real gold! This is...

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