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Amethyst Mine Lapland, Luosto

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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.
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  • Amazing experience! My family, which includes a 9 and a 7-year old, absolutely loved it. The walk from the parking to the cafe where you get tickets is easy enough, and the ladies is the cafe are... 
    Amazing experience! My family, which includes a 9 and a 7-year old, absolutely loved it. The walk from the parking to the cafe where you get tickets is easy enough, and the ladies is the cafe are...  more »
  • Visite the place in a hot day in June. After walking 2.5km from Ukko Luosto parking area, we were at cafe area where tickets (22€) could be bought...and some fresh donuts and coffee/soda could be... 
    Visite the place in a hot day in June. After walking 2.5km from Ukko Luosto parking area, we were at cafe area where tickets (22€) could be bought...and some fresh donuts and coffee/soda could be...  more »
  • Kids friendly and funny, you will have the opportunity to dig amethyst stones and bring back the one of your choice. A unique experience. 
    Kids friendly and funny, you will have the opportunity to dig amethyst stones and bring back the one of your choice. A unique experience.  more »
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  • Amazing! We had a great time with our French guide, who told us not only very interesting history of mining and geology but also shared tips about mining our own stones. Mind, you have to walk 2.5 km mostly uphill and then around 50-70 steps up to get there, and you will get dirty while digging.
  • Really unique place to visit. Digging in to the dirt for finding your own jewelry was nice experience for both adults and children. All of us found more amethysts than we were allowed to take with us. Really good that the place isn't being mined with heavy machinery and there is not much damage to the nature.
  • Very worthwhile and great to visit this special mine with scenic surroundings. The tour is excellent and there is time for you to try to mine your own amethyst which is a real treat.
  • Great visit An excellent talk by a knowledgeable and informative guide made the walk in on quite a miserable day well worth it (our visit was in early June). My wife particularly enjoyed searching for her own Amethyst which you are allowed to keep. An added bonus is the lovely cafe which served very tasty coffee and doughnuts!
  • 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 .

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