Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, located in Lapland, is a fascinating travel destination all year round. The amethyst of Lampivaara fell was born 2 000 million years ago in the bowels of the ancient mountains. There is now a gem mine on the top of the hill that will sustain for the hundreds of years. Visitors are welcome!
Opening hours (also for winter) and prices for tour you will find here.
There are positive beliefs and fascinating stories about amethyst in many cultures. Leonardo da Vinci always had an amethyst stone on his working desk. He wrote into his diary: “Amethyst dispels evil thoughts and speeds up thinking” .
Amethyst Mine is located in National Park. In summer time you can hike along forest paths and enjoy beautiful nature. Private motoring in National Park is not allowed. In winter time we have a special snow vehicle for transportation.
Guided mine tour include the stories of geology and history, in addition to the physics and chemistry of the stones. Also you will hear about the properties of the gems and the uses of amethyst. After the stories each visitor will dig a personal lucky amethyst. Entrance tickets you can purchase from our Café at Lampivaara, for individual travelers there is no need for pre-booking. Guided tours take place every sharp hour between 11:00 and until 4:00 (or 5:00 ) pm.
For groups it is possible to arrive to the mine by own coach when agreed. Thanks to contact by e-mail: visit AT amethystmine.fi and we would be pleased to help you with your booking.