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Amethyst Mine Lapland

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Address: Ukko-Luostontie, Luosto 99555, Finland
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+358 40 0666820
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In the middle of Pyhä-Luosto national park on top of Lampivaara fell in...

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.

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Great ride out by snow mobiles

Of all the trips we did this was probably our least favorite but still very good. The views from the hill top mine are stunning and the snow mobiling is great fun. Hot juice and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
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Chippenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun experience. The train/bus thing they have was so fun getting to go high up the mountain through so much snow and perfect views. Then warm juice while you hear fun Finnish history and history of the gem! Then you go into the mine and get to dig your own amethyst and even get to take one home... More 

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Chippenham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Of all the trips we did this was probably our least favorite but still very good. The views from the hill top mine are stunning and the snow mobiling is great fun. Hot juice and cake were provided during an explanation of the mining and geology. we then entered the mine and prospected for our own amethysts

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We cross country ski'd out there from Luosto - approx 5km from town. Great little cafe at the entrance. Left the ski's there & went by ski cat to the mine (compulsory). Interesting talk about the mine & then you get to dig for a few yourself. Prepare to get dirty. Worth a visit.

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We made a trip to the Amethyst Mine during our stay in Luosto. We travelled by snowmobile which gave us amazing scenery which was well worth the trip alone at that stage. When we got to the mine, we were brought into a cosy room and given information on the stones found in this part of the world which was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We took a snowmobile there with the kids in a sleigh. They loved it and came away with souvenier amethysts to take home ... one the size of his fist! A friendly and unique visit.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We travelled by snowmobile to the mine, where the views are to die for, children enjoyed digging for amethyst.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Great ride into national park. Great views of the lakes and forests. Not much at the mine. Good expedition and well worth the time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Kids enjoyed it! And the staffs have been very friendly and professional! Highly recommended for family fun.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Nice place to learn more about Amethyst. The only thing to take note is, don't wear anything you are not prepared to get dirty or dusty. And when you mine, you have to squat and "dig holes" for ... 30 mins? wear something dirty and comfy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

So we were the first miners of the day. They take you through the history of the mine. Our guide Jouni Kurtti was the best. He was so informative and took us to spots that he knew where we wood find some. We found so many. The hike up can be challenging but the views are amazing.The price is so... More 

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