Hiking Trip to the Amethyst Mine
Your guide will drive you in small groups to Pyhä-Luosto, the oldest national park of Finland, located 1h30 away from Rovaniemi. You will then enter the old forests, and hike to the top of one of the fells where you will have a splendid view to the never-ending horizon! Pyhä-Luosto national park consists of a fells chain ("tunturi"), which offers impressive and typical Lappish landscapes that you cannot find in Rovaniemi area. In summertime, long days offer great daylight and beautiful colours when reaching the summits. In autumn, the national park is a great place to experience the famous "ruska" time, the autumn season with all its colourful features!
You will continue your hike until you reach the Lampivaara amethyst mine. This is a unique place in Lapland, hidden on one of the hilltops that you can reach by foot in summer, to better enjoy the adventure! You will then learn more about local geology, the formation of the precious amethyst and the story of the mine. At the end of the visit, you will dig the soil to find your own amethyst that you can keep!
After the visit you will have time to enjoy a typical lunch snack prepared by your guide around the open fire. You will then continue your hike the beaten path to reach the starting point and return to Rovaniemi (return around 16:00).