Luosto Winter train & Amethyst mine Adventure

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OVERVIEW

Visit the magnificent Lampivaara Amethyst Mine located in the middle of a gorgeous Pyhä-Luosto national park. Ride in the snow train and dig your own amethyst stone.

HIGHLIGHTS

✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature

✔️ Lappish countryside

✔️ No special skills required

✔️ Small group experience

✔️ The tour is family friendly

Calendar

Availability

01.12 - 22.04

Duration

Duration

~ 6 hours

Departure

Departure

~ 09:00

Pickup

Pickup & Dropoff

Yes

Age limit

Min. age

0 years

Price from

Price from

155.00

 EUR

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Visit the magnificent Lampivaara Amethyst Mine located in the middle of a gorgeous Pyhä-Luosto national park. Ride in the snow train and dig your own amethyst stone.

This winter we take you to an incredible experience where you can dig your own precious amethyst stone. Visit the Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, take a ride on the snow train and enjoy the view from the top of the Pyhä-Luosto national park.

We start this private tour with a hotel pickup. To get to Lampivaara we will board a snow train called Amethyst Pendolino. This is a cozy wagon pulled by a powerful snow machine. It takes about one and half hours to get there, so we'll have plenty of time to get to know each other. On a way to Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, you will learn more about the history of Europe's only active amethyst mine. Over 200 million years old, this mine is still active and open even in wintertime.

Every visitor will have an opportunity to dig the amethyst themselves. If you happen to find one, no bigger than the size of your palm, you get to keep it as a souvenir.

After mining, we will cozy up in a warm wooden hut where you'll have a chance to learn about the geology of this area and find out more about this purple gemstone. Some Finnish legends say that amethysts gemstone can help you remember your dreams! It has healing powers too! Help yourself to snacks and warm berry juice while you listen to local legends. Our last stop before we head back is a short visit to the Amethysts shop where you can purchase jewelry and other artifacts made with this precious stone.

INCLUDED

✔️ Non-alcohol beverages

✔️ Transportation to mine by snow train

✔️ 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

WHAT TO BRING

✔️ Seasonal outdoor clothing

✔️ Camera and drinking water

NOT INCLUDED

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PLEASE NOTE

  • At least 2 people are required for this product to take place
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • Maximum group size is 16 person
  • Tours include a pick up & drop off transfer from your accommodation in the area of central Rovaniemi. Time for meeting point and place will be confirmed upon the reservation.
  • Missing the pick-up does not entitle you to a refund of the price paid for the services. You are responsible to be ready for pick up at the assigned pick up point from the start of the pick up time in order to not miss our guides when they arrive to pick you up.
  • Nordic Adventures reserves the right to make alterations to the programs, price, duration or form of transportation without prior warning. This is also applied  to changes in programs due to weather conditions.

FAQ

(See all questions and answers here)

- When is a booking for a tour with Nordic Adventures confirmed?

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.

- How do i pay for a tour with Nordic Adventures?

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!

- What is Lampivaara Amethyst mine?

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.

- How do I book a tour with Nordic Adventures and what information do you need from me?

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.

- How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Nordic Adventures?

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.

- How to dress right and feel comfortable in Winter?

1. Start with thermal underwear and warm socks.

2. If it’s really cold, –20 or below, wear an additional fleece layer on top of your thermals. Another pair of socks, preferably woolly or thermal, will keep your feet warm.

3. Wear pants with thermal lining. Don’t underestimate the importance of a neck warmer or a scarf. Slip into your winter boots and do them up well.

4. Almost done! Throw on your winter jacket, put on a warm hat and thermal gloves. Don’t forget to tuck your gloves into your sleeves and zip your jacket ALL the way up

Nordic Adventures is also happy to rent out the winter clothing for 25 €/person/day.

- Do you provide transportation to your adventures?

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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