Jewels Of Lapland: Visit to Amethyst Mine in Luosto

Jewels Of Lapland: Visit to Amethyst Mine in Luosto

From $191.58 per person

Dig your own lucky amethyst stone from the Amethyst Mine in Luosto and experience a magical destination with incredible views of the local landscape.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Valid 1 day
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Europe’s only active amethyst mine
  • Take in panoramic views of the Lampivaara ancient mountains
  • Dig your own amethyst and bring it home
  • Learn about these fascinating stones
  • Climb the mountains in the winter express Pendolino
Full description
Travel to Lampivaara amethyst mine on a special snow train, a heated wagon pulled by a snow machine. The wagon, the Pendolino, will take you to the top of a small mountain, the Lampivaara fell, where you can enjoy the view of the area over the national park while sipping warm berry juice and listen to the facts and stories of this fascinating purple gem stone. The mine is a national treasure and mining is all done in an environmentally friendly way, without any big machines. During the tour you will hear about the geology and history of the area, in addition to the properties of the gems and the uses of amethyst. In many cultures there are different beliefs connected to the amethyst.  Dig your own gemstone of Lapland, a purple amethyst, and take it home as a memento of your trip.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guidance and transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch is not included
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  Pickups are provided within 30 minutes before tour start
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
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Nice experience but unfortunately I do not consider it worth the money spent (160 euros). Once you arrive at the foot of the mountain with a comfortable transfer (friendly and nice driver) you take a train that makes a small stop in the middle of the mountain. Arriving at the top after a quick briefing, a biscuit and a cup of hot tea, we went in search of the amethyst. Environment a bit small for many people that we were and the amethysts are clearly "sown" by the staff (if you want beautiful amethysts you will not need to dig up to China like myself but just look around). Once the search is over, we are given the opportunity to see an exciting 360 ° view. Furthermore, we were unable to find and we were not even advised of where the "market" was located, which collects the amethysts, "currency" them and converts them into a discount to buy other better ones. Nice experience, helpful staff. Unfortunately I come back with a tiny and little "amethyst&quo

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