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Amethyst Mine Lapland

Ukko-Luostontie, Luosto 99555, Finland
+358 40 0666820
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Nice stop on way from Rovaniemi to the north

We stopped here at our way to the north from Rovaniemi. It is only a short detour from the main... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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You cant miss this!

What a fun experience. The train/bus thing they have was so fun getting to go high up the mountain... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Brianna O
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In the middle of Pyhä-Luosto national park on top of Lampivaara fell in Lapland Finland is a sustainable amethyst mine where visitors hear fascinating stories and dig their personal lucky amethyst.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Ukko-Luostontie, Luosto 99555, Finland
+358 40 0666820
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here at our way to the north from Rovaniemi. It is only a short detour from the main road E75. Approx 15kms. From the parking it is approx. a 2,5km hike (30-35mins). You need to buy tickets at the cafe (18 EUR adult;...More

Thank Josien_Dennis
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

What a fun experience. The train/bus thing they have was so fun getting to go high up the mountain through so much snow and perfect views. Then warm juice while you hear fun Finnish history and history of the gem! Then you go into the...More

Thank Brianna O
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Of all the trips we did this was probably our least favorite but still very good. The views from the hill top mine are stunning and the snow mobiling is great fun. Hot juice and cake were provided during an explanation of the mining and...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We cross country ski'd out there from Luosto - approx 5km from town. Great little cafe at the entrance. Left the ski's there & went by ski cat to the mine (compulsory). Interesting talk about the mine & then you get to dig for a...More

Thank seyenepo
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We made a trip to the Amethyst Mine during our stay in Luosto. We travelled by snowmobile which gave us amazing scenery which was well worth the trip alone at that stage. When we got to the mine, we were brought into a cosy room...More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We took a snowmobile there with the kids in a sleigh. They loved it and came away with souvenier amethysts to take home ... one the size of his fist! A friendly and unique visit.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We travelled by snowmobile to the mine, where the views are to die for, children enjoyed digging for amethyst.

Thank mickeymouse186466
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Great ride into national park. Great views of the lakes and forests. Not much at the mine. Good expedition and well worth the time

Thank MikeChichester1
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Kids enjoyed it! And the staffs have been very friendly and professional! Highly recommended for family fun.

Thank Cher Shuan L
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Nice place to learn more about Amethyst. The only thing to take note is, don't wear anything you are not prepared to get dirty or dusty. And when you mine, you have to squat and "dig holes" for ... 30 mins? wear something dirty and...More

Thank K Y
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Brianna O
I rented a car for airport in rovameni. how long does it take to drive there? how do I get there from car park area in the winter? what options are there?
2 February 2017|
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Response from seyenepo | Reviewed this property |
Rovaniemi to Luosto is approx 1.5 to 2 hours drive on a decent road.
hey..thnx for yr valuable advise...could you please advise the package tour operater with whom you visited the amethyst mine from rovaniemi..thnx
2 April 2015|
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Response from 536Sandy55 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we booked locally [we were staying in Luosto], amethyst mine have a little shop in Luosto which is open every day 10am till 5pm [approx], it was cheaper to book with them and also they have a snowcat which takes around... More