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 2020 - 2021
Amethyst Mine is also open during winter season and guided visits are arranged daily 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 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.
Tours are guided in English and in Finnish.
Tuesday – Saturday, two guided tours daily at 12:00 am and 3:00 pm
11:10 departure by Pendolino from Luosto center. Price: 84 €/adult and 42 €/child 3-12 years
11:30 at Ukko-Luosto ( 2,5 km from center). Price: 66 €/adult and 32 €/child 3-12 years
12:00 at Lampivaara Cafe (5 km from center). Price 34 €/adult and 16 €/child 3-12 years
ca 13:00 departure from Amethyst Mine back to Luosto where arrival ca 13:45
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.
14:30 at Ukko-Luosto ( 2,5 km from center). Price: 66 €/adult and 32 €/child 3-12 years
15:00 at Lampivaara Cafe (5 km from center). Price 34 €/adult and 16 €/child 3-12 years
ca 16:15 departure from Amethyst Mine back to Ukko-Luosto where arrival ca 16:30
Summer & Autumn:
Guided tour at Mine includes 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. Amethyst Mine is located in the National Park and private motoring is not allowed. Transportation to the mine on request, ask availability in prior from Amethyst shop.
1.6.-15.8.2021 daily from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm (last tour begins)
16.8. – 30.9.2021 daily from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm (last tour begins)
1.10. – 31.10.2021 Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm (last tour begins, closed on Sundays and Mondays)