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From Rovaniemi: Full Day Tour to the Luosto Amethyst Mines

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Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

From Rovaniemi: Full Day Tour to the Luosto Amethyst Mines

Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels
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From US$ 203.25 per person

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Full day trip to Amethyst mines on top of Lampivaara hill, located in the middle of Lapland’s beautiful landscape. Dig for amethyst before enjoying a campfire BBQ.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, German
Pickup included
Pickup from hotel/accommodation in Rovaniemi area (within 10km).
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit the Amethyst Mines
  • Dig your own Amethyst and bring it home
  • Hear stories from your professional guide
  • Enjoy a campfire BBQ
Full description
In the early morning, meet your guide at your hotel/accommodation lobby before you are  transferred to the magical Amethyst Mines in Luosto, 100 km from Rovaniemi. In winter time there are no open roads to Lampivaara and Amethyst Mine, so you will get onboard a special snow cat across the snowy forests, The Amethyst Pendolino. Your tour includes a warm beverage, interesting stories about geology and history, the tales of amethyst, and digging your own lucky amethyst stone from the winter digging area. You will be provided with professional tools and you will be assisted by professionals to dig amethysts, which you can bring home after the tour. A campfire BBQ is also included on this tour.
  • Pickup & drop-off at hotel/accommodation in Rovaniemi area (within 10km)
  • English-speaking guide (other languages can be available on request: Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese)
  • Day trip to Amethyst Mines
  • Entrance Fees
  • Campfire BBQ (salmon soup, reindeer sandwich, and pork sausages)
  • Amethyst excavation tools
  • Amethyst (the one you find)
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The starting times may be subject to change, in which case, please double check with the local partner
    • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
    • This tour is not available on December 24 and 25
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

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    Although the face is very small, it is still very worth seeing. Had a very friendly and attentive guide. The subsequent barbecue was a great way to end

    January 3, 2022

    nice experience

    January 8, 2020

    Competent guides, nature, landscape, BBQ on the river.

    January 5, 2020

    Product ID: 183788