GOLD RUSH IN LAPLAND: GOLD PANNING

Come on this 2-hour tour outside Rovaniemi, and you’ll get a big appreciation for prospectors who arrived here more than 100 years ago: this water is seriously cold. But this quick stroll into Lapland gold-fever-influenced past offers a fun lesson, as well as a pleasantly short turn at panning in that icy water yourself — with a guarantee that you’ll score a little gold to take home. 

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