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Pyhä-Luosto National Park and Amethyst Mine by Car from Inari-Saariselkä

Pyhä-Luosto National Park and Amethyst Mine by Car from Inari-Saariselkä

By Lapland Welcome Oy
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Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: English

  • Transportation
  • Guidance services
  • Snacks and meals mentioned
  • Organizer's liability insurance
  • Safari desk support
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Private tours available for additional charge

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will confirm the exact pick up time upon booking.
  • Lapland Welcome, Kelotie 1, 99800 Saariselkä, Finland Lapland Welcome Saariselka Office (Kelotie 1 Siula-House, Saariselka 99800)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57914P79

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In case of special diets or allergies, please inform us in the booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please contact us if you wish to have a guide in other language
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Lapland Welcome Oy
Saariselka, Finland
Joined in May 2013

#2 of 4 Transportation in Saariselka
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    Mayra M
    Honest, but unfortunate
    Tour was cancelled at the time of pick up due to a change in weather conditions. We did appreciate the honesty that we were not going to be able to see the lights, given the tour was quite expensive.
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    Kyriacos C
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  • Ujjal_Ray
    Must go place
    This is an excellent place. This village is full of activities in winter; you can do Aurora hunting by bus, snowmobile, in foot as well, Lapland Safari is a good option for that. Husky tour is excellent by Husky & Co. Skiing is perfect from here, the lifts are there in the village, they have renting place for skiing which is huge and excellent and have beginners classes as well. Riekonlinna Hotel by Lapland Hotels perhaps is the best option as a hotel there, otherwise Holiday Inn, Saariselka Inn and Hotel Tunturi are good options for Hotel and Apartment. You should have layers on for the cold there, it's easily -11 - - 20 at the winter, however you can rent jumpsuits from Lapland Safari's office which is downstairs to Riekonlinna Hotel. Cheers
  • shedajv
    First snowmobile of the season!
    We booked the late night aurora hunting snowmobile excursion of the season leaving from Saariselka and had an excellent time. We appreciate the itinerary which included some snowmobiling, adequate time looking for northern lights, camp fire with local fare and constellation orientation. Highly recommend!
  • ozancavus
    Great tour with great guide
    Jukka is a cool guide. We enjoyed his company. Seeing the amazing Northern Lights was the hit. Hope you see it too.
  • O83ACryanh
    Snowmobiling and Ice Fishing with Jukka
    Two of my friends and I went snowmobiling with Jukka. We had a great time snowmobiling and even saw a reindeer and the northern lights. Ice fishing was a new experience for me, but after brief instructions, I felt confident and comfortable out on the ice. Out of my 10+ years of adventuring, Jukka might just be the best guide I've had venturing out into the bush. From the very beginning, he gave instructions clearly, being sure that everyone in the group understood. When, because of conditions outside of his control (i.e. the weather and trail conditions), our situation became dangerous, Jukka decided to end the safari before we reached our original destination. In my experience, only top-notch guides are able to access a situation, recognize dangers, and change plans accordingly without getting overwhelmed. Jukka did all of this quickly and got us out of a potentially dangerous situation. Our excellent guide made for a fantastic safari out in beautiful Lapland.
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    None of us had experience skiing, but with the guidance of our guide, Yukka, and countless falls, we gradually got the hang of it. Skiing was truly a workout, never have we felt so warm in freezing temperatures. The activity can be customised to the group’s skiing experience. For our level of experience, we felt the duration of the activity was just right. We also made a pitstop at a husky farm for hot chocolate (payable) and got to see some puppies and sled dogs. (The toilets have no sinks to wash your hands, snow and hand sanitisers were used instead). We ended off the activity with a 400m walk to the carpark, with our skis in tow, and had a nice cup of fruit tea and biscuits in the van. We would like to commend Yukka for his patience and words of encouragement. He made sure everyone had fun while prioritising safety. Overall a very enjoyable experience.
  • winnieliu0122
    Amazing Experience with Awesome Guide.
    I was so lucky to be able to see the Northern Lights. It was a very good weather and it didn't take long for the amazing view to show itself. The guide is very passionate and professional. Lapland Welcome provides free outfits and equipment for customers. Don't worry too much if you don't have enough clothes or suitable shoes for this activity. The campfire barbecue was great :)) And the traditional Finnish New Year celebration, the melting tin horseshoe, was just so cool. Highly recommended!!
  • onnshinz
    We had a great time with Sami
    First, we were blessed to be able to see the northern lights. Not that the company puts on the show for you but really depends on the statistics with the experience of the guide. Second, our guide Sami was great. He’s really nice and knowledgeable! Even things he’s not sure about, he will google it for us. I had a camera on my own which I didn’t know is capable of taking the northern lights, thanks to Sami’s guidances. There were only 3 of us out in the dark & cold forest, it was great. He makes sure we are comfortable and warm all the time, and also that we are having a good time (which we did - 5 hours in the cold with non stop northern lights display; a memory that will forever be with us). We prebooked the activity & the pick up was on time. We kinda waited at the wrong spot as there were two locations for the same name, but Sami came to look for us. Thank you so much, Sami. Hope you had a good time with us too.
  • nathekingston
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    Excellent experience went as a birthday present with girlfriend was more than i even could have imagined, guide Anthony was great keeping us up to date with what was happening with the lights and explained how they work perfectly even kept us out later to ensure we saw the lights. Would recommend to anyone.
  • 872cliffordp
    Amazing Experience with Great Team
    I first went on this tour for Sunday 10 March 2019. There were only 6 of us in the tour - so 1 van. Our guide, Jay, was friendly, professional, passionate and dedicated - he loved the outdoors and wanted us to see the Northern Lights. We drove for about an hour out of Rovaniemi to a large cottage where we then trekked uphill for about 15 minutes - the snow sometimes was up to our knees. At the end of the trek, there are 2 tee-pees (we only used 1) where we had a fire, hot chocolate/tea/coffee and snacks (pork sausage, chicken nuggets, corn on the cob - let them know if you have any food restrictions). We waited until midnight - it was a clear sky with lots of stars but no northern lights. We tried other spots on our way back but no luck. I tried again the next night (same tour reduced rate) which was my last night in Rovaniemi. The forecast was good so there were about 35 people or so. We took multiple vans and trekked up. 2 tee-pees used this time. There was a faint line for the Northern Lights which then just became amazingly bright just after midnight. Totally breathtaking. Jay and the team again were very professional and keen on us seeing the lights. They kept the large group well managed. Highly recommended though you can never guarantee seeing the lights. Lapland Welcome team are great. You can get snow boots and warm protective clothing from them. Their office location / pick-up point is very central. Tips : 1. I wore my 6 inch yellow Timberland boots on Day 1 with my own waterproof trousers. Was fine but with knee high snow, some snow slipped in and my toes were a little wet. The next night, i used their higher snow boots instead. 2. Don't bundle up too warmly for the hike as you will overheat. Instead have layers to put on once you get to the top. 3. Similarly, in the tee-pee next to the fire, remove layers so that you can warm up faster 4. When viewing the lights, spend some time outside to get used to the night light. Do not switch on your torches. Switch off the flash on your camera. 5. Even though it'll be cold, do wait outside especially near midnight for the Northern Lights. The most spectacular view we got only lasted 1 minute or so Enjoy!
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    Stephanie H
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  • jemool
    Best trip in Finland ever!
    My friends and I ordered the "Northern Lights by Car and on Foot Trip" on 2nd March, the meetup place which is also their office was quite easy to find in Rovaniemi. We were suggested to change our coats into their coverall suites and they also provided coldproof gloves and hats, all of them were superrrr warm so we didn't feel cold even in the minus 19 outside. We were so lucky that when the bus stopped in the middle of destination, we began to saw northern lights! It was amazing! Not only the green light but also red and purple light! For years I've not seen such many stars on the sky, and also shooting stars! And then we reached the destination and climbed to the hill with snow aid stick and flashlight, after around 10 mins walk, we enjoyed the whole sky stars on the hill, warm ourself in front of bonfire,hot chocolate and sausage grilling (thanks again for the wonderful food and drink service!) Around 1.30am we headed to the city area of Rovaniemi. Personally, I love what the tour guide explained to us with regards to the history and prediction of northern lights, their services are so nice and all tour guides are well organized. I highly recommend you guys choosing Lapland Welcome! The best service provider of the aurora trip!
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1 review
Very good

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia129 contributions
Oct 2018
It is about 2.0-2.5 hours drive from Ivalo and the car cannot enter to the mine area because is a National park. The car park is about 2.6 km away from the Amethyst mine and takes about another 100 meters by wooden board steps up to the mine. So the whole return journey to the car park is about 5-6km walk on a gentle uphill slope pathway. However, they had devised an interesting quiz along the route having about 10 questions about the national park about every 200 meters there is a question tagged to the tree. If you get all correct you get a prize.

Also note and check that the entry to the mine has scheduled time and is closed on one of the days which l had forgotten. We went on one of the days that was closed and had to make another trip.

It is a small mine and there is no commercial mining activity, it is still done through manual conventional mining of chiselling with spikes and hammer since it is now a national park. The guide will explain about the amethyst and visitors at the end are given a chance to dig amethyst themselves. If you could find one that could be covered by your fingers when you close your palm, then you can take away that piece. Anyway dont expect to get big piece.

There is also a store where they sell their Amethyst but is not cheap for a good one. The Biggest piece of Amethyst that was dug out in this mine is in ARTIKUM museum in Rovaniemi which we went to see also.

Would certainly recommend to visit this site and then head on to put a night in Rovaniemi to visit Santa Village before driving back to Ivalo which takes 3.0-3.5 hours drive the next day.
Written 15 November 2018
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