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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  • We were warned about half words which was a tourist trap... it has not dared to believe... we thought it couldn't get any worse... and downright although if! 28 euros is the flight of the pigeonnage in the rules of the art of the powder in the eyes! Everything is fake and artificial: the explanations are more complete on wikipedia; the "mine" is a vast field of rubble in the middle of which "seem to spring" waste of amethysts. the truck which transports visitors eager to see the stones; the search among a crowd of tourists in jubilation. And all in 1 hour ride including lap top, it's ripoff as I could see! One piece of advice: take a powder; When I think that at this price there I could offer me 6 snacks of sausage of reins, I glands! :-(
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  • We conducted the tour of Luosto out. It has a small stop in a cute Café first, then go to the mine. Because the mine is situated slightly higher, seen here still wonderful snow-covered woods and has a super views over the entire Valley. Then you get a brief introduction about amethysts and how the mine will be managed. It is nice to know that they work on sustainability and not maximum profit in a very short time. After you are "familiar with the matter", you can create even hand and dig out a stone. To finally descends again with the tracked vehicle in the Valley. For me a successful trip and it was very fun.
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  • the visit is especially true for the beautiful panorama across the snowy to access the mine and at the top of course. Pause "Berry juice" time to learn a little more about the history of the mine and amethysts. Then, it's time to take a minor armed a small hammer and a sieve. It is possible to keep 1 single stone among our "finds" (vulgar pebbles but also a lot of shrapnel amethysts). In the end, fun and informative. 2.5 hour tour (including path). Rate 68 euros for a departure from the centre of Luosto. Correct value in view of the rate of other excursions.
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  • Love the snow here, was so thick and extremely cold. Enjoy the experience and you can the chance to dig your own amethyst.
  • 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.
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