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.
Amethyst Mine is also open during winter season and guided visits are arranged on Tuesday – Saturday (on Sundays and mondays 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.
Mondayday – Saturday, two guided tours daily at 12:00 am and 3:00 pm until 23th of April
11.10 at Luosto center. Price 86€/adult and 42€/child 3-15 years
11:30 at Ukko-Luosto ( 2,5 km from center). Price: 68 €/adult and 32 €/child 3-15 years
12:00 at Lampivaara Cafe (5 km from center). Price 35 €/adult and 17 €/child 3-15 years
ca 13:00 departure from Amethyst Mine back to Ukko-Luosto where arrival ca 13:25
Guidance in English.
14:30 at Ukko-Luosto ( 2,5 km from center). Price: 68 €/adult and 32 €/child 3-15 years
15:00 at Lampivaara Cafe (5 km from center). Price 35 €/adult and 17 €/child 3-15 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 interesting stories about geology and history, the tales of amethyst and digging your own lucky amethyst stone from winter digging area.
Visits to the Amethyst mine:
Summer & Autumn 1.6. - 31.10.2022
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)
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.