Are you ready to dig your own amethyst gemstone in a real sustainable mine? Come join us for a Pyhä luosto hiking tour where we will visit one of the rare mines that welcomes visitors.
✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature
✔️ Lappish countryside
✔️ No special skills required
✔️ Small group experience
✔️ The tour is family friendly
28.05 - 30.10
~ 6 hours
Are you ready to dig your own amethyst gemstone in a real sustainable mine? Come join us for a Pyhä Luosto tour where we will visit one of the rare mines that welcomes visitors.
We will start our tour with hotel pick up. It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to get there. While we enjoy our road trip we will make a stop to take some great photos of the beautiful Lappish landscapes. Once we get there, we will get ready for our memorable trip.
The first part of our adventure includes a 2.5km hike to the top of Lampivaara hill. It takes about 30-40 minutes to get there. On top of this hill, you will find one of the rarest mines in the world, possibly the only one that welcomes visitors. The first amethyst rocks were formed 2000 million years ago. Nowadays, they can be found in this sustainable mine on top of the hill. The legend says that the amethyst stone protects the one who carries it with its pure light energy. The stones have a lovely purple color, which makes them unique. You will have a rare opportunity to dig your own Lampivaara amethyst. And of course, you get to take the lucky amethyst stone with you!
The mine is located near the Luosto recreation center, a lovely National Park famous for beautiful landscapes and lush Finish vegetation. No cars are allowed here, so you can enjoy peace and quiet while your guide tells you more about the ancient legends of this purple colored gem. You will also hear interesting stories about the history of Lapland and learn more about the geology of this area. The storytelling part involves drinks, including the refreshing berry juice.
Please note, starting time might be subject to change, we will confirm the time to you by e-mail!
✔️ Non-alcohol beverages
✔️ One amethyst stone per person
✔️ Guided amethyst mine tour
✔️ Amethyst mine entrance tickets
✔️ Transportation during your journey
✔️ Professional English speaking guide
✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off
⚡ Seasonal outdoor clothing
⚡ Camera and drinking water
A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.
You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. You will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip. You will always get a voucher by email: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
Lampivaara Amethyst Mine is probably one of the only amethyst mines which welcomes visitors all year round.
The amethyst of Lampivaara was formed about 2 000 million years ago in the bowels of the ancient mountains. There is now a special gem mine on the top of the hill that will sustain for hundreds of years, because machines aren’t used to dig the amethysts and it’s not exported as raw material. This makes it possible for people to visit the Amethyst Mine and search their own amethyst to keep during the tours.
During the tour people will hear about the geology and history in addition to the properties of the gems and the uses of amethyst. In many cultures there are lots of different beliefs connected to amethyst.
There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.
If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call or email our office directly, the phone number is +358 40 744 2567. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.
This is a nice question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated in the voucher. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.
Here you should wait for your guide. Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
Most of our tours (please see specifications under each tour) include transfers from accommodation in Rovaniemi city area. It is included in the adventure price. Transfers from accommodation places located further out from the city (for example Arctic Snow Hotel, Apukka Resort, Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge Resort) can be arranged at an additional cost.
The pick up is usually 5-20 min before the start of the safari (time in your voucher). Transportation back is immediately after the end of the safari.
We try to provide exact pickup time one day before the start of the tour by email or text message/whats-app, which is why it is important that you provide your valid email and phone number when booking a tour.
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