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Amethyst Mine Lapland

Ukko-Luostontie, Luosto 99555, Finland
+358 40 0666820
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Family fun for the kids

First of all the weather will pretty much define your experience here so choose nice sunny day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sipoo, Finland
Interesting if you want to learn about Amethyst, but a total rip off in terms of what you get

First, let me say I have been to another Amethyst mine in Canada and it was much better. There I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin T
Espoo, Finland
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In the middle of Pyhä-Luosto national park on top of Lampivaara fell in Lapland Finland is a sustainable amethyst mine where visitors hear fascinating stories and dig their personal lucky amethyst.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Ukko-Luostontie, Luosto 99555, Finland
+358 40 0666820
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all the weather will pretty much define your experience here so choose nice sunny day during the summer. The parking lot is about 30-4 min hike from the site. The tours on the mine start once an hour thus plan your visit carefully....More

Thank Raitis20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, let me say I have been to another Amethyst mine in Canada and it was much better. There I spent over an hour digging for the stones and got the keep them all. With this said, my expectations were high and I was extremely...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice people welcoming you and guiding you around the mine. The best part is the one where you can search an amethyst stone yourself. Really nice to do!

Thank Ines V
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Have you ever dreamt about finding a real gem? Now you get a chance to prove your luck. After 2,5 km long walk on gravel path through scenic lapland-ish forest (mosquitos present!) you arrive at the "ecological sustainable" amethyst mine. Buy a ticket (for 18€)...More

Thank Paulus T
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here at our way to the north from Rovaniemi. It is only a short detour from the main road E75. Approx 15kms. From the parking it is approx. a 2,5km hike (30-35mins). You need to buy tickets at the cafe (18 EUR adult;...More

Thank Josien_Dennis
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

What a fun experience. The train/bus thing they have was so fun getting to go high up the mountain through so much snow and perfect views. Then warm juice while you hear fun Finnish history and history of the gem! Then you go into the...More

Thank Brianna O
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Of all the trips we did this was probably our least favorite but still very good. The views from the hill top mine are stunning and the snow mobiling is great fun. Hot juice and cake were provided during an explanation of the mining and...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We cross country ski'd out there from Luosto - approx 5km from town. Great little cafe at the entrance. Left the ski's there & went by ski cat to the mine (compulsory). Interesting talk about the mine & then you get to dig for a...More

Thank seyenepo
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We made a trip to the Amethyst Mine during our stay in Luosto. We travelled by snowmobile which gave us amazing scenery which was well worth the trip alone at that stage. When we got to the mine, we were brought into a cosy room...More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We took a snowmobile there with the kids in a sleigh. They loved it and came away with souvenier amethysts to take home ... one the size of his fist! A friendly and unique visit.

Thank Chris E
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Brianna O
2 February 2017|
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Response from seyenepo | Reviewed this property |
Rovaniemi to Luosto is approx 1.5 to 2 hours drive on a decent road.
2 April 2015|
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Response from 536Sandy55 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we booked locally [we were staying in Luosto], amethyst mine have a little shop in Luosto which is open every day 10am till 5pm [approx], it was cheaper to book with them and also they have a snowcat which takes around... More