The Lampivaara Amethyst Mine is a fascinating travel destination all year round. The amethysts of Lampivaara fell were born 2 000 million years ago, deep in the bowels of the ancient mountains.
The amethyst mine is open every day between June and September, in October and in Winter it is open from Tuesday to Saturday. During the guided tour you will learn about the geology that created the amethyst, their properties, the history of the mine and some of the uses of amethyst. After the tour, each visitor will be able to try their hand at digging for their own personal lucky amethyst!
At the end of the visit there will be some time to drop by the small Amethyst Shop on site, where amethyst from the area in the form of jewellery and other decorative items is for sale.
Transfer, guiding service, excursion to mine (walking in the summer, travelling by Pendolino in winter), berry juice upon arrival, presentation of amethyst and digging your for own amethyst stone.
The closest parking area is approximately 2km from the mine. Please allow at least 45 minutes to enjoy your walk through the forest to the mine. In winter you will travel by the Amethyst Pendolino.
No meeting points defined for this activity.
Pickup is offered in following places
- Aakenus Hotel
- Arctic Light Hotel
- Arctic resort (Loma Vekarit)
- Arctic Snow Hotel (+20 euro per person for transfer)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
- Chalet Ounasvaara
- City Hotel
- Santa Claus Holiday Village, reception
- Santa Claus Hotel
- Santa Sport Hotel
- Santa`s Glass Igloo
- Scandic Pohjanhovi
- Scandic Polar Hotel
- Scandic Rovaniemi
- Sky Hotel
- Sokos Hotel
- Vartiosaari Hotel