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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  • Between the views and the opportunity to dig... Or dig.. To find your own stones I find it great as experience
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  • We have booked for a Snowmobile Ride to Amethyst Mine with Lapland Safaris guided by Mr. Petri. I wore overall snow gear and Helmet provided by Lapland Safaris. The journey was beautifully snow white ...  more »
  • An enthusiastic and exciting Guide, very good explanations. The place is beautiful, amazing view of the area. We can dig in and keep an amethyst, if you find any. and we almost always find it.
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  • We rode in Pendolino through deep snow from a parking lot to the mine. A guide told us very interesting (!) stories about the mineral, the mine and also related myths. After we digged up amethysts from the mine's surface, we returned in Pendolino the same way.
  • After joyful walk in the national park full of amazing autumn colors you arrive to the nice tiny caffe where you may get some hot drink before going to hunt your treasure. Your guide tells you a cool (also literally) story of the amethysts, the mine, Lapland and Earth. And then amethyst rush begins! You get your equipment and go digging. You have a good chance to find real treasure in the real field conditions and keep it. 😋 There is also a tiny store for lazy visitors. We really enjoyed the time.
  • Chance to dig for amethyst yourself. Very informative guide
  • 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!
  • This is first class fraud, after some explanation about the stones you can start digging yourself on a 10m x 20m field that has been dig over by thousands of tourists before, also on the structure of the layer wen you dig deeper like 40cm you find out that there are bigger rocks without any soil inbetween them, so you most probably are searching in so called "tailings" from the mine itself. To compensate for not finding anything under the ground yourself staff shows you where to find them. Why did they tell you this..because they put the amethists there, small stones on the surface and near the entrance of the field. They throw some small stones for tourists to find..that is first class fraud..i feel screwed.
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