Lampivaara Amethyst Mine Tours

Created more than 200 million years ago, the Amethyst Fell of Lampivaara is one of Finnish Lapland’s most unique tourist attractions and the only active amethyst mine in Europe.

The journey to the Lampivaara Amethyst Mine is as spectacular as the destination, with visitors hiking or boarding a snowmobile and climbing through the snow-blanketed forests of the Pyhä-Luosto National Park to reach the hilltop mine. Here, visitors not only have the chance to learn about the history of the semi-precious gemstone and traditional mining techniques, but can even dig for amethysts within the mine itself. Best of all, if you find one of the semi-precious stones (provided it’s no bigger than your palm), you can keep it as a souvenir. 

Practical Info

The Lampivaara Amethyst Mine is located in the Pyhä-Luosto National Park in Finnish Lapland, about 70 miles (115 km) northeast of Rovaniemi. The mine is open year-round Monday through Saturday and can be visited by guided tour. 
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Address: Vaunutie 1, Sodankylä 99555, Finland
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Hours: Typically Tue-Sat 11am-3pm; varies by season
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Admission: Adults: 14.50, children 3-12: 8
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Trip to Pyhä-Luosto National Park and Amethyst Mine

The Pyha-Luosto National Park and its forests, valleys, and rivers lies north of Rovaniemi. With this tour, enjoy a guided hike through the reserve—lush in summer and snowy in winter—without having to arrange transport, and with a guide to share background you’d miss independently. Plus, visit the park’s hillside amethyst mine to learn about and dig for one of the gemstones, and relax over a barbecue lunch.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Sparkling Summer Amethyst Mine Visit

Get your very own amethyst from the mine, which is on top of the hill with an astonishingly beautiful scenery of Lappish summer wilderness, and enjoy your lunch around the campfire.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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