Amethyst Mine

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A day trip from Kemijärvi in search for amethyst gemstones in Luosto goes through an ancient forest to the top of the Lampivaara hill. These stones are said to work in the emotional, spiritual, and physical levels to provide calm, balance, patience and peace.

The amethyst mine on top of Lampivaara hill is located in the immediate vicinity of the Luosto recreation centre. This hill came to existence before the Alps 3000 million years ago. You will get to hear fascinating stories and history told for millennia. In the mine trip you will learn how the stones are born and get to unearth your own lucky amethyst.

9.00 o’clock

Departure from Kemijärvi city centre with a tour guide. As the bus travels through Vuostimo and Pyhä, we will see Kemijoki river’s old villages and the guide will tell their stories.

10.30 o’clock

Arrival at Lampivaara café in Luosto. A short break to enjoy the cafeterias offerings. The Lampivaara Café has been built from solid woods and is one of the first buildings to be erected in the Luosto area.

11.00 O’clock

Climbing the stairs to reach Lampivaara hill where the mine tour begins.

13.00 o’clock

Returning to the Lampivaara café. Travellers will have time to buy souvenirs.

13.30 o’clock

Departure to Kemijärvi through Pyhätunturi where the guests get to enjoy a delicious lunch.

16.00 o’clock

Arrival at Kemijärvi.

 

Price

55€/ person, when the group size is at least 40 persons.

59€/person, when the group size is at least 30 persons.

 

The price includes:

  • Entrance fee to Amethyst mine
  • Hot or cold juice between the exhibitions
  • Lunch at Café Loimu Pyhätunturi
  • A tour guide

The tour is for groups travelling with their own bus or for an additional fee, ordered transportation.