Amethyst mine opens 1st of June 2020
We open Amethyst Mine for the summer season 1st of June and we warmly welcome visitors to the Lampivaara!
To minimize the risks and to give as safe experience as possible, we will follow the safety guidelines of the Finnish government.
We will pay attention to keep safety distance at the mine district and at the Lampivaara café. We kindly ask all the visitors to keep distance to the other guests and our staff. Nature path from the Ukkoluosto parking lot to the Lampivaara is rather a wide and it is possible to have a good distance to the others while walking.
We take extra care to keep hygiene level high. There has been added more hand disinfecting points all over the area. Since Lampivaara is located in the middle of National park it is out of water supply system and therefore normal hand washing with soap is not possible. We recommend to sanitize hands every time when passing the disinfecting point. At the mining area it is recommend to wear own gloves.
Our staff will give more detailed information and guidelines on the spot. Please read the general instructions of Finnish institute for health and welfare from below.
WHEN ON HOLIDAY STILL REMEMBER TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS:
• Avoid crowds and maintain at least a one-metre distance from other people.
• Wash your hands with water and soap often and carefully, for at least 20 seconds.
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if washing your hands is not an option.
• Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
• Cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue and put the tissue in the bin immediately after use. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not into your hands.
Looking forward to see you at the summer time!
Check updated time schedule of the mine visits from the link below:
Lampivaara Amethyst Mine
A fascinating travel destination all year round
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. There is now a special gem mine on the top of the hill that will sustain for the hundreds of years. Visitors are welcome!
Dig your own gem stone of Lapland, purple amethyst, during your visit to Amethyst Mine. On the top of Lampivaara hill you can admire maybe the most beautiful landscape of the area. Upon the arrival refreshing berry juice will be served. During the storytelling moment you will learn about this fascinating stone. Afterwards everyone may search and dig own amethyst stone and take it with as a memento.
From 1st of June open every day!
1.6.- 15.8. every hour from 11 am to 5 pm
16.8.-30.9. every hour from 11 am to 4 pm
In October from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm
Tours start every hour on the hour.
Tickets from Lampivaara café upon arrival or from our online shop.
1.11.2019-30.11.2019 one tour at 12:30 pm from Amethyst Shop in Luosto (only in English) from Monday to Friday. Duration 1,5-2 hours.
1.12.2019-27.3.2020 open from Monday to Saturday
Luosto centre 11:10 am
Ukkoluosto parking lot 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
Lampivaara café 12 pm and 3 pm
Tickets from our online shop or Amethyst Shop