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.
Guided mine tours 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. 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” .
Snow melts during May and Amethyst Mine is open for the regular guided tours in the beginning of June. Guided tours start every hour, you will find opening hours here.
Amethyst Mine is located in the Pyhä – Luosto national park and surrounding nature is calming and beautiful. You really can enjoy awesome landscape on your way to Amethyst Mine. There are possibilities for refreshing yourself in our nice and cosy cafeteria – or maybe you would like to eat your own pic-nic around a campfire?
Afterwards you will be travelling home – with your own amethyst stone!
Even in the winter time, which has the most thrilling moments, we welcome all visitors and invite them to search for their own lucky amethyst stone.
During the winter season we arrange transportation to Amethyst Mine by our special snow vehicle “Amethyst Pendolino” . The excursion includes return transfers and guided visit. Daily tours will start again in the beginning of December 2013, please check availability.