Meeting time & point
10:45 Bliss Adventure Boutique – Luostontie 4, 99555 Luosto.
You need suitable personal clothing for winter weather including warm boots and gloves or mittens. 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.
Guiding is also possible to get in Spanish and Swedish. If you need transportations from Hotel Pyhätunturi reception, Kultakeronkatu 21, 98530 Pyhätunturi at 10:15, write it to “ADDITIONAL INFO” box. Transportations fee 15 € / pers.
Exciting and unique activity in Lapland. Ride to the top of the Lampivaara fell and dig for your very own lucky Lappish gem!
You will ride to the Amethyst mine with a powerful, electrically assisted fatbike. 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, sipping warm berry beverages and listening the facts and beliefs? of this fascinating purple gem stone.
After the story moment you will be heading to the digging area. A part of the open digging area is covered by roof, so amethyst searching is possible also during the winter time. 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.