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.

Summer & Autumn 1.6. - 31.10.2021

1.6.-20.6.2021 Monday-Saturday from 11:00 am to 5 pm

21.6.-15.8.2021 daily from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (last tour begins 5 pm)
16.8. – 30.9.2021 daily from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (last tour begins 4 pm)
1.10. – 31.10.2021 Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (last tour begins 3pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays)


21€/ adult and 12€/ child (3-15v.)

Familyticket 54 €, incl. two adult and two children (3-15y).

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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