Meeting time & point
10:45 Bliss Adventure Boutique – Luostontie 4, 99555 Luosto.
You need suitable personal clothing for spring / summer / autumn weather in Lapland. Wind and waterproof jacket might come handy. Complimentary hot berry beverages included at the Amethyst mine.. Minimum height of 155 cm for the smallest electric fatbike (size S).
Fatbike instructors services, guiding to the Amethyst mine, electric fatbike rental and gear such as helmet and gaiters. Entrance ticket to the Amethyst mine, storytelling, hot berry beverages and your own personal lucky amethyst. Guiding in English and Finnish.
Exciting and unique activity in Lapland. Ride to the top of the Lampivaara fell and dig for your very own lucky Lappish gem.
Amethyst Mine Tour is available every day from June to September (Tue – Sat in October). During the visit you will hear the stories of geology and history in addition to the properties of the gems and the uses of amethyst.
You will ride to the Amethyst mine with a powerful, electrically assisted fatbike. Bliss guide will take you to the top of Lampivaara fell (small mountain) where you can enjoy the very top view of the area, over the Pyhä-Luosto National Park. Then you will be seated in wooden shelter, shipping warm berry beverages and listening the facts and fictions of this fascinating purple gem stone.
After the story moment you will be heading to the digging area. Each visitor will be able to dig for their own personal lucky amethyst. In the end of the visit there is some time to drop by a small “Amethyst Shop” on site. The amethyst of the area is refined into jewellery and other productions.
The amethyst on Lampivaara fell was born 2000 million years ago in the bowels of the ancient mountains. There is now a gem mine on the top of the hill that will sustain for hundreds of years. No large excavators are used for digging, only shovels and pickaxes. No amethyst from the rich deposal is sold as raw-material. The stones are refined into jewellery and other products as well as experiences.