Exciting and unique activity in Lapland. Ride to the top of the Lampivaara fell and dig for your very own lucky Lappish gem!
Amethyst Mine is open from Monday to Saturday until mid April. There are two guided fatbike tours per day and during the visit you will hear the stories of geology and history in addition to the properties of the gems and the uses of amethyst.
You will ride to the Amethyst mine with a powerful, electrically assisted fatbike. Bliss' guide will take you to the top of Lampivaara fell (small mountain) where you can enjoy the very top view of the area, over the Pyhä-Luosto National Park. Then you will be seated in wooden shelter, sipping warm berry beverages and listening the facts and beliefs of this fascinating purple gem stone.
After the story moment you will be heading to the digging area. A part of the open digging area is covered by roof, so amethyst searching is possible also during the winter time. Each visitor will be able to dig for their own personal lucky amethyst. In the end of the visit there is some time to drop by a small “Amethyst Shop” on site. The amethyst of the area is refined into jewellery and other productions.
Kindly note that the activity starts at Amethyst Shop - approximately 30 minute car ride from Pyhä. Address: Luostontie 4, Luosto. If you are not traveling by your own car, we would advice to choose our convenient Pick up and Drop off transportation services from/to Pyhä.
Fatbike instructor's services, guiding to the Amethyst mine, electric fatbike rental and gear such as helmet and gaiters. Entrance ticket to the Amethyst mine, storytelling, hot berry beverages and your own personal lucky amethyst.
What do i need to bring?
Suitable personal clothing for winter weather including warm boots, hat and gloves or mittens. Complimentary hot berry beverages included at the Amethyst mine.
Minimum height of 155 cm for the smallest electric fatbike (size S).