Lampivaara Amethyst Mine

At the top of Lampivaara
Transportation by Amethyst pendolino in winter
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 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 2020-2021

Amethyst Mine is also open during winter season and guided visits are arranged from Monday to 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 Pendolino arrives to the Lampivaara
Amethyst Pendolino arrives to the Lampivaara

Two guided tours daily at 12:00 am and 3:00 pm

11:30 at Ukko-Luosto ( 2,5 km from center). Price: 66 €/adult and 32 €/child 3-12 years

12:00 at Lampivaara Cafe (5 km from center). Price 34 €/adult and 16 €/child 3-12 years

ca 13:00 departure from Amethyst Mine back to Ukko-Luosto where arrival ca 13:25

Guidance in English and in Finnish.

14:30 at Ukko-Luosto ( 2,5 km from center). Price: 66 €/adult and 32 €/child 3-12 years
15:00 at Lampivaara Cafe (5 km from center). Price 34 €/adult and 16 €/child 3-12 years

ca 16:15 departure from Amethyst Mine back to Ukko-Luosto where arrival ca 16:30

Guidance in English and in Finnish.

View at Lampivaara


Guided tour at Mine includes 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.

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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Summer & Autumn 1.6. - 31.10.2021

1.6.-15.8.2021 daily from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm (last tour begins)
16.8. – 30.9.2021 daily from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm (last tour begins)
1.10. – 31.10.2021 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 or from our online shop.

Guided tour at Mine includes interesting stories about geology and history, the tales of amethyst and finding 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. Amethyst Mine is located in the National Park and private motoring is not allowed.

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

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