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 sustainable Lampivaara Amethyst mine is possibly the only gemstone mine in the world that welcomes visitors. 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.
Tickets can be purchased from Lampivaara Café before the tour.
Visits to the Amethyst Mine 11.-26.5. Sat-Sun
Departure from Lampivaara café
at 13:00 and 15:00
Tours in English
25 €/adult and 15 €/child
Tickets from Lampivaara café
Nearest parking area Ukkoluosto parking lot
GPS: Ukkoluostontie, 99555 Luosto
and follow the signs
Lampivaara Café 11.5.-26.5.
Amethyst Shop starting 8.5.-31.5.
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. You can also order transportation from Amethyst Shop in the center of Luosto. Amethyst Mine is located in the National Park and private motoring is not allowed. Taxis and charter coaches may bring visitors to Mine by agreement.
1.6.-15.8.2019 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm (last tour begins)
16.8. – 30.9.2019 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm (last tour begins)
1.10. – 31.10.2019 Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm (last tour begins, closed on Sundays and Mondays)
Winter 1.12.2019 - 18.4.2020 (Closed 24th of Dec)
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 the center of Luosto, or 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 departure by Pendolino from Luosto center. 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 Luosto where arrival ca 13:45
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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