Nearest parking area Ukkoluosto parking lot
GPS: Ukkoluostontie, 99555 Luosto
and follow the signs.
Walk from the parking lot to Lampivaara café is 2,5 km.
Please notice that the mining area is not easy for disabled.
The Amethyst Mine is open every day from 1st of June to 30th of September and during October open from Tuesday to Saturday. Tours start from Lampivaara café every hour on the hour.
1.6. – 15.8. daily from 11 am to 5 pm
16.8. – 30.9. daily from 11 am to 4 pm
1.10. – 31.10. Tuesday – Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm
During a guided tour you will hear fascinating stories about the geology and history of Lampivaara and learn about the beautiful amethyst. The tour includes digging your own lucky stone to keep and you will visit a small shop where you can buy amethyst souvenirs. The tour takes about 1 hour.
Tickets are sold at Lampivaara café and people can buy them before the tour. There is no need to book tickets in advance.
Adult 19 €
Child (3-12 years) 10 €
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) 48 €
With two paying adults, every other child (3-12 years) is free of charge.
Groups can contact visit [at] amethystmine.fi or call +358 400 902 677 or +358 05 562 9925.
In summer you will get there by hiking through the ancient Luosto forest. The route alternatives to choose include the Ukko-Luosto 2,5 kilometre hiking trail or the slightly more demanding three-kilometre walkway trail starting from the Pyhä-Luosto roadside at Rykimäkero parking lot.
Trail from Ukkoluosto parking lot: 2,5 kilometres long and takes about 45 minutes. This trail goes on a wide cross-country skiing track so it is easy to walk and go with strollers as well. The trail is a bit uphill all the way. There are interesting questions along the way (Lampivaara Info Trail) which are fun for the whole family.
Trail from Rykimäkero parking lot: 3,3 kilometres long and takes about 1 hour. This trail is little more challenging and there are duckboards along the way.
Lampivaara café is a popular rest stop for hikers in Pyhä-Luosto national park, because many trails cross there.
You can order transportation from Amethyst Shop in the center of Luosto. Taxis and charter coaches may bring visitors to Mine by agreement. Amethyst Mine is located in the National Park and private motoring is not allowed.
Car transportation to Amethyst Mine visits during summer (1.6.-31.8.) Monday-Saturday
11:10 Departure from Amethyst Shop (Luostontie 4, 99555 Luosto)
11:30 Departure from Ukkoluosto parking lot (Ukkoluostontie, 99555 Luosto)
12-13 Guided tour at the Amethyst Mine
13:30 Transportation back
15:30 Departure from Ukkoluosto parking lot
16-17 Guided tour at the Amethyst Mine
17:30 Transportation back
Tickets 33 €/adult and 15 €/child (departure from Amethyst Shop)
Tickets 25 €/adult and 13 €/child (departure from Ukkoluosto parking lot)
Ticket includes return transportation and visit to Amethyst Mine
Tickets can be bought on the spot or from our online shop
Dogs are the most welcome to the Amethyst mine, just remember to keep them on leash.
The Amethyst Mine is located on top of Lampivaara hill, 400 meters above the sea level. Those who join the tours, must be able to walk stairs (about 150 steps) up to Lampivaara and then descent 63 stairs to the mining area. The scenery from the top is breath taking around the year.