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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • July 29, 2017
    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 »
  • July 27, 2017
    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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  • December 16, 2016
    Great fun mining and wonderful views.
  • December 20, 2014
    The mine is 'young' but the view from the Top is breathtaking!
  • September 23, 2016
    Excited to dig in your own Amethyst. Used time could have been more, but the experience was still pretty! Certainly children like
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  • January 5, 2017
    個景靚唔靚睇天氣
  • February 11, 2016
    Pretty little Cafe with fine leather.
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