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 1.12.2019- 18.4.2020 (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 79 €/adult and 38 €/child 3-12 years

11:30 at Ukko-Luosto ( 2,5 km from center). Price: 63 €/adult and 30 €/child 3-12 years

12:00 at Lampivaara Cafe (5 km from center). Price 32 €/adult and 15 €/child 3-12 years

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

Guidance in English. (17.2.-18.4.2020 also in Finnish)

14:30 at Ukko-Luosto ( 2,5 km from center). Price: 63 €/adult and 30 €/child 3-12 years
15:00 at Lampivaara Cafe (5 km from center). Price 32 €/adult and 15 €/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.

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.

Departures with other languages

11.12.2019-31.3.2020 Amethyst mine visit with video assisted presentation in Mandarin Chinese. Departure on every Wednesday and Friday from Ukkoluosto parking lot at 11:30 78€/adult and 36€/child (3-12 years)

2.1.-31.3.2020 Amethyst mine visits with guidance in French and German at every Thursday. Departures from Luosto center.

Amethyst mine visit in German on every Thursday from Luosto center at 11:10 92€/adult and 46€/child (3-12 years)

Amethyst mine visit in French on every Thursday from Luosto center at 14:10 92€/adult and 46€/child (3-12 years)

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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Visits to the Amethyst mine:

Summer & Autumn 1.6. - 31.10.2020

1.6.-15.8.2020 daily from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm (last tour begins)
16.8. – 30.9.2020 daily from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm (last tour begins)
1.10. – 31.10.2020 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 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. 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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