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Wintertime Amethyst Mine Visit

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time-raw6.5 hours
Starting point
Your Rovaniemi accommodation
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Grab a pickaxe, head out to the mining tour for rare gemstones! At the Lampivaara Amethyst mine, dig out your own amethyst on top of the hill with a stunning view of Lappish nature where you just might see the northern lights, and enjoy your lunch at the open fire.

What to expect?

The sustainable Lampivaara Amethyst mine is possibly the only gemstone mine in the world that welcomes visitors. The Amythist mine is located on the top of the hill. The owner tells the story about mine and describes the process of mining. After the introduction, you will go upper to dig up the lucky amethyst for yourself, that has waited 2000 million years to be found. Of course, you will be provided with special equipment and snowcat lift you on the hill. During the midwinter time, when a veil of darkness covers Lapland, you may even see the Northern Lights in the middle of the day.

After the pick up from your hotel, hop on to the snowcat, a large treaded snow vehicle, to the Lampivaara Amethyst mine. You will get the tools and a guidance to dig out you very own rare, hidden gemstones. As you search for your stones with the support of your professional guides, you can have a panoramic view of the surrounding snow-covered Lappish landscapes.

Descending back down with the snowcat, you will warm yourself up around a bonfire, and prepare for a lunch in the Lappish style. Delight in tasting the Finnish fish soup, reindeer meat sandwich and sausages. Head back to the town with your own amethysts in your hands.

What is included?

  • An expert guide in English (other languages available on request: Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese)
    • Pick-up/drop-off to your hotel/accommodation within a 10 km radius of Rovaniemi city center
    • Visit to the Amethyst Mine
    • Amethyst mine excavation tools
    • Amethyst mine entry
    • Snow bonfire barbecue salmon soup
    • Snow train return transport
    • Lunch
    • You get to keep an amethyst you find (that fits in your closed fist)

Is this experience for me?

This experience is not wheelchair accessible

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 10% if cancelled 30 days before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.
  • Traveler pickup is offered within the Rovaniemi City Center
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

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