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In the middle of Pyhä-Luosto national park on top of Lampivaara fell in Lapland Finland is a sustainable amethyst mine where visitors hear fascinating stories and dig their personal lucky amethyst.
Ukko-Luostontie, Luosto 99555, Finland
+358 40 0666820
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 December 2011

I went to the Amethyst Mine as part of the 'Gems of Luosto' snow mobile safari with Snow Games & it was a fantastic day. While it is possible to go to the mine independantly, as it was Winter the safari suited me the best....More

3  Thank ellenwillow
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 July 2017

First, let me say I have been to another Amethyst mine in Canada and it was much better. There I spent over an hour digging for the stones and got the keep them all. With this said, my expectations were high and I was extremely...More

3  Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Situated in a wilderness recreation area close to Luosto in Finnish Lapland, the Amethyst Mine is an open hillside where amethyst-bearing rocks are at the surface. In the parking area there are toilets and a small rustic restaurant, which serves fast food and doughnuts and...More

Thank PeregrineEdmonton
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I'm visiting some relatives in Finland near Kemi and they had wanted to visit this mine so what better reason than having a guest in town. We drove 3 ish hours to the amethyst mine in August. Beautiful weather. About a 30-40 minute walk from...More

Thank Jessalyn D
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Must visit places when in Luosto, Lapland. They have guided tours, tickets for which can be bought online or from your hotel or from the amethyst shop in Luosto. Its a mine, but on a mountain. Yes. Its upside down mine. You go from top...More

1  Thank Sid S
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We hiked up to the cafe, it's an easy walk, got our tickets and waited for the gates to be opened. The experience is a talk in a hut with berry juice, and digging up your own amethyst. We weren't expecting much from the amethyst...More

Thank EmilyW123
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We didn't go on the best of days as there was steady rain and a cold wind. In fact we'd decided we wouldn't bother going as the prospect of spending 18.50 Euros to stand on a rail swept fell getting cold didn't really appeal. But,...More

1  Thank RP-HebdenBridge
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Great opportunity to learn about Amethyst and crystals, especially for my 8 year-old daughter who became interested in the area. Their explanation and the unique amethyst mining experience perfectly met her and our expectations, though, seemingly, difficult to find a big amethyst in a limited...More

Thank katsuyori
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Bumpy ride with great views at the top. Nice little talk with warm juice. The digging is at the bottom of steep stairs and was quite fun.

Thank verocdb
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Driving up by snow mobile and digging out our own amethysts was a great way to spend an afternoon. Highly recommended

1  Thank jem999
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We took the snow transport from Luosto centre, it takes about one hour to climb through heavily snowed forests to the top of the fell. It’s a unique way to travel, quite a bumpy ride and it was very full on New Years Day so...More

Thank Bluenose-Angel
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We visited as part of an excursion with TUI. We rode a snow mobile up the mountain (our only negative was that we had specifically asked if we could have a snow mobile each....to drove both ways..and was told yes. Only to arrive and find...More

Thank Leane D
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11 February 2018|
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Response from KazS55 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you are staying in Luosto go to the amethyst mine shop and book direct with them the pendolino takes you there and back from outside the shop which is situated opposite the Tunturi Hotel
Brianna O
2 February 2017|
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Response from seyenepo | Reviewed this property |
Rovaniemi to Luosto is approx 1.5 to 2 hours drive on a decent road.
3 April 2015|
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Response from 536Sandy55 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we booked locally [we were staying in Luosto], amethyst mine have a little shop in Luosto which is open every day 10am till 5pm [approx], it was cheaper to book with them and also they have a snowcat which takes around... More