Find a gemstone in an active mine at Amethyst Mine Lapland. A deposit of broken rocks at the top of the hill form the hunting grounds for your own piece of the purple amethyst gemstone. Purchase tickets at the Lampivaara Cafe prior to your arrival, and if there's time you can order a hot drink here. The attraction is open in all weather conditions throughout the year; however, the entrance fee is higher in the winter to cover the cost of transport, which involves a large snowplow pulling a train carriage to the mining site. If you don't have any luck treasure hunting, stop by the shop that sells gemstones from the mine, located near the Lapland Hotel outside the attraction's entrance. Plan your Amethyst Mine Lapland visit and explore what else you can see and do in Luosto using our Luosto online trip planner.
Amethyst Mine Lapland reviews
Beautiful landscape. Nice learning experience. You can dig your own amethyst and take it home. Highly recommended. more »
An easy 30 - 45 min walk up a gentle 1.5 km slope from the base brings you to the mine during summer. You have the option of going up slope in a snow vehicle but only during winter. A guide explained.... more »
Great experience, the staff is very friendly , first a little history and what is amethyst. And after we go digging and if you're lucky you can found some amethyst. And I found some little piece .
The people here at the amethyst mine know their stuff and have somehow managed to find a compromise between making a profit and at the same time being completely sustainable. The tour was very interesting and entertaining, and at the end they let you bring home one piece of amethyst that you dig out yourself!
Build a planTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Luosto
Plans to Amethyst Mine Lapland by other users
21 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM ICELAND October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM ESTONIA November, teens, popular sights Preferences: November, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Helsinki & Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM LATVIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 37 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM BELARUS December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium