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.
Winter 1.12.- 22.4.2019 (closed on 24th of December)
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.
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. Children under 3 years free of charge.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Visits to the Amethyst Mine during November 1.11.-30.11.2018 from Monday to Friday
Tour to the Amethyst Mine starts at 12:30pm from the Amethyst Shop, Luosto centre. Tours are available from Monday to Friday, and there is 1 tour per day. Tour includes a transportation from the Amethyst Shop to Lampivaara, guided tour in English where you hear fascinating stories about the amethyst and geology and history of Lampivaara, dig your own amethyst from the mine and transportation back to Luosto centre.
When: From Monday to Friday
Tickets: 75€/adult and 37€/child (3-12yrs). Children under 3 years free of charge.
Where to buy tickets: From Amethyst Shop
Duration of the tour: 2 hours
Departure point: Amethyst Shop at Luosto centre or web shop http://188.8.131.52/default.a...
More information: Amethyst Shop (open Mon-Fri from 10am to 4pm during November), Luostontie 4, 99555 Luosto
Tel. +358 16 624 334
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Visits to the Amethyst mine:
Please notice that in May Amethyst mine is closed.
(Open for the groups, for further details and rates, please contact: email@example.com )
Summer & Autumn 1.6. - 31.10.2019
1.6.-15.8.2019 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm (last tour begins)
16.8. – 30.9.2019 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm (last tour begins)
1.10. – 31.10.2019 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.