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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  • You arrive at the mine after a good psseggiata about half an hour (2.5 km), fattibilissima and pleasant. The visit to the whole thing takes just under an hour, they explained the history of the mine and the Amethyst and then you can dig to look up their own Amethyst. We all have found one or more obviously boxy and then there is the visit to the store. Of course you don't expect to go down into the mine but still experience is nice and the view you can enjoy from up if the weather is nice is spectacular. In the end the price is fair (I think 18 euros), no more than it would be worth. In the winter I don't know.
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  • 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...  more »
  • A must among winter activities! The climb up to the mine in Caterpillar is atypical and discover sumptuous landscapes. The visit is simply organised and children (Minecraft fans) will remember the search time at the heart of the mine in a corner set up to look for some small amethysts.
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  • You are initially given a short history of the mine. Then are ushered into an area with lots of stone and you have 15 to 20mins (it is timed), to start digging for amethyst crystals. It is very hard to find one and you are not allowed to take anything that does not fit inside your clenched fist. If you want, you will have to pay for it, which is 'negotiable'. They will also try to sell you shareholder certificates of the mine, where you will be entitled to free visits to the mine and are able to dig more amethyst crystals? can't really remember. The hilltop views are nice though. But in my opinion it is not worth it.
  • Staff puts amethys stones in to the mine for turists to find BUT THEY ARE FAR TOO SMALL! So I think it is not worth for quite expencive entrance fee!
  • Found few nice gemstones. Its real treasure hunt.
  • Great fun mining and wonderful views.
  • The mine is 'young' but the view from the Top is breathtaking!

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