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Lampivaara Amethyst Mine is a unique attraction in Lapland. The sustainable mine uses no big machines for digging and none of the rich deposit is sold as a raw material.

This gem mine is located on the top of Lampivaara fell in the middle of Pyhä-Luosto national park. The view from Lampivaara is breathtaking and the geological age of the area is billions of years. During the guided visit you learn the geology of the area, the properties of gem stones and uses of amethyst stone. After the stories each visitor is allowed to dig their personal lucky amethyst to keep.

The visit (ca 1 hours) includes:

  • Berry juice will be served upon arrival.
  • An informative story of amethyst that includes explanations about the geology and nature of the area and the formation of the amethyst stone 2000 million years ago. Stories contain also beliefs that are associated to this purple gemstone, all of them positive.
  • The joy of digging and finding own amethyst to keep as a souvenir. One stone is included and it should fit into your fist. There is a small fee if you wish to take more stones.
  • Some time to take photos.
  • A visit to small shop from where it is possible to buy stones and locally made amethyst jewellery that is not sold anywhere else. One can also become owner of the mine by purchasing a share with a certificate actualized as an original etching.

 Good to know

  • There is a 2,5 km (30-40 mins) easy walking route from Ukko-Luosto parking lot to Lampivaara Amethyst Mine 
  • The regular visits are guided in English. For private groups German speaking guide can be available by request
  • Tickets are sold at Lampivaara café which is the reception for the visits.

Schedule

Programs start from Lampivaara café every full hour

1.6.-15.8. daily at 11am-5pm

16.8.-30.9. daily at 11am-4pm

In October Tuesday-Saturday at 11am-3pm

 

Entrance fee

19,5€/adult, 10€/child (3-14 years)

Group bookings

Groups 17,50€/adult, 9€/child (3-14 years), minimum 15 persons 

Group bookings by email to visit@amethystmine.fi

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Home made bakeries at Lampivaara Café

Public transport

Regular “SkiBus” transports from Rovaniemi to Luosto area year round. During winter season the bus drives four times a day and during summer season twice a day.

For more information about transports from Luosto to Lampivaara see www.amethystmine.fi or by email to visit@amethystmine.fi 

Getting there

The 2,5 km (30-40 mins) walking route from Ukko-Luosto parking lot to Lampivaara Amethyst Mine go through national park along well marked and easy going path from Ukko-Luosto parking.

In summer charter buses and taxis are allowed to drive the service road to Lampivaara café which is the reception of Amethyst Mine and where the tickets can be bought.

Parking

 

Ukko-Luosto parking lot at Ukko-Luostontie

Coordinates

DD
67.118501, 26.934365
DMS
67°07'06.6"N 26°56'03.7"E
UTM
35W 497152 7444591
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Lampivaara Amethyst Mine / Arctic Amethyst

Luostontie  4
99555  Luosto
Phone +358 16 624 334
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Ellare Oy 

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