Jewels of Lapland – Amethyst minefrom
Join us in one of the most attractive daily tours of Finnish Lapland, let´s visit Europe’s only active amethyst mine!
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oin us in one of the most attractive daily tours of Finnish Lapland! After pickup and well-dressed our guides drive you to Luosto where you will have the pleasure to see and visit Europe’s only active amethyst mine! The captivating place with its superb view of the surrounding nature is an attraction for numerous visitors every ear! And as the beautiful forest will be changed into a national park the area’s attractiveness increases.
After arrival, you will travel to Lampivaara amethyst mine with special “snow train” Amethyst Pendolino which is a warmed wagon pulled by a snow machine. Pendolino will take you to the top of Lampivaara fell (small mountain) where you can enjoy the very top view of the area, over the national park. Then you will be seated in wooden shelter, sipping warm berry juice and listening the facts and stories of this fascinating purple gem stone.
The mine is a national treasure and mining at the Amethyst mine is done environmentally friendly – no big machines at all. The amethyst of Lampivaara, located in Pyhä-Luosto Lapland, Finland, was formed about 2 000 million years ago in the bowels of the ancient mountains. During the tour you will hear about the geology and history in addition to the properties of the gems and the uses of amethyst. In many cultures there are lots of different beliefs connected to amethyst. There is now a special gem mine on the top of the hill that will sustain for the hundreds of years.
- Duration of the program about 6 hours. It is suited for adults and children.
- Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to have a different departure time!
- Child rates: children of 0-3 years are free of charge.
- Children 4-12 are subject to child rates specified in the product information.
- Youngsters aged 13+ are subject to adult prices.
This Tour Includes:
- Pickup and drop-off at accommodation
- Winter Clothes
- All transportation
- Entrance Fees
- Professional Guide
- Amethyst Picking
- Warm beverage
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Liquors, beeers and bootled beverages
- Photography accessories like cameras etc.