Don't miss seeing a new side of Lapland on this guided tour of the hilltop Lampivaara amethyst mine. Discover the secrets of this ancient stone in the heart of the beautiful snowy forest.
After being picked up from your hotel, you'll board a bus and head to the north of Rovaniemi. After an 80-mile journey, you'll arrive in the picturesque Lappish village of Luosto, where the Lampivaara amethyst mine is located.
To reach the top of the hill in which the mine is located, you'll climb onto a snowcat, a vehicle that will take you through the snow on a beautiful route through the incredible snow-capped forests of Finland.
High up on the peak, you'll leave the snowcat behind and walk up to the amethyst mine, which has over 2,000 million years of history. Enjoy a guided tour of the mine, during which you'll learn all about the purple stone, its properties and uses. Admire the stunning violet colour of this sparkling quartz as you discover the history of the mine.
What's more, you'll have the opportunity to visit the excavation zone and try your hand at digging for jewels deep in the frozen Finnish land. You'll even get to keep the amethysts you find as a souvenir of one of very few precious gem mines in the world to welcome tourists.
As you exit the depths of Lampivaara mine, you'll be able to enjoy the most stunning views of the surrounding countryside from your hilltop location. Don't forget your camera!
Next, warm up around a campfire and enjoy a well-earned barbecue lunch. You'll get to taste some of Lapland's typical delicacies including reindeer meat and fish soup. After having eaten, your tour will end, and you'll be taken back to your hotel in Rovaniemi.
Hotel pick up
Hotel pick up is included from accommodation located within a 6 mile (10 km) radius of Rovaniemi city centre. The local tour provider will contact you directly to confirm your exact pick up time.
|Adults||Children between 4 and 14 years old||Children under 4 years old|
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English guided tour
Children between 4 and 14 years oldUS$ 105.9
Children under 4 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Guided tour of Lampivaara amethyst mine.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (21:30 local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).