Lampivaara Amethyst Mine

At the top of Lampivaara
Amethyst pendolino
Arctic Sky programmes
Surrounded by Pyhä-Luosto national park

Amethyst mine on top of Lampivaara hill is located in the immediate vicinity of the Luosto recreation centre, in the middle of Lapland’s beautiful landscape.

The sustainable Lampivaara Amethyst mine is possibly the only gemstone mine in the world that welcomes visitors. The mine at the top of the hill introduces you to the fascinating world of gemstones.You will hear stories told for millennia, and get to dig for your own lucky amethyst, that has waited 2000 million years to be found.

Visits to the Amethyst mine:

Please notice that in May and in November Amethyst mine is closed.
(Open for the groups, for further details and rates, please contact: visit@amethystmine.fi )

Summer & Autumn 28.5. - 31.10.2018

28.5.-15.8.2018 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm (last tour begins) 
16.8. – 30.9.2018 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm (last tour begins)
1.10. – 31.10.2018 Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm (last tour begins, closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Tickets can be purchased from Lampivaara Café before the tour.

Guided tour at Mine includes fresh beverage, interesting stories about geology and history, the tales of amethyst and digging your own lucky amethyst stone from digging area. 

In summer you will get there by hiking through the ancient Luosto forest. From Ukkoluosto parking lot to Lampivaara cafe is easy to go with strollers as well. You can also order transportation from Amethyst Shop in the center of Luosto. Amethyst Mine is located in the National Park and private motoring is not allowed. Taxis and charter coaches may bring visitors to Mine by agreement.

Dogs are the most welcome to the Amethyst mine, just remember to keep them on leash.


Winter 1.12.- 23.12.2018 AND 26.12.2018 – 14.4.2019

Amethyst Mine is also open during winter season and guided visits are arranged daily Monday – Saturday (on Sundays we are closed). In winter time there are no open roads to Lampivaara and Amethyst Mine, but you may travel across snowy forests in our special winter vehicle, Amethyst Pendolino. You can start your visit from Ukko-Luosto parking lot (2,5 km from center). You can also ski or make winter hiking up to Lampivaara Café and jump into Pendolino from there.

Amethyst Mine is closed 24.-25.12.2018


Monday – Saturday, two guided tours daily at 12:00 am and 3:00 pm

11:10 at Luosto centre. Price 75 €/adult and 37 €/child 3-12 years

11:30 at Ukko-Luosto ( 2,5 km from center). Price: 60 €/adult and 28 €/child 3-12 years

12:00 at Lampivaara Cafe (5 km from center). Price 30 €/adult and 15 €/child 3-12 years
ca 13:00 departure from Amethyst Mine back to Ukko-Luosto where arrival ca 13:25

Guided tour at Mine includes warm beverage, interesting stories about geology and history, the tales of amethyst and digging your own lucky amethyst stone from winter digging area.


14:30 at Ukko-Luosto ( 2,5 km from center). Price: 60 €/adult and 28 €/child 3-12 years
15:00 at Lampivaara Cafe (5 km from center). Price 30 €/adult and 15 €/child 3-12 years
ca 16:15 departure from Amethyst Mine back to Ukko-Luosto where arrival ca 16:30

Guided tour at Mine includes warm beverage, interesting stories about geology and history, the tales of amethyst and digging your own lucky amethyst stone from winter digging area.

Tickets to the Pendolino and mine are sold in our webshop (www.amethystmine.fi) or you can buy them from Amethyst Shop which is located in the center of Luosto. Group reservations can be made via email to visit@amethystmine.fi
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