In the heart of the Pyhä-Luosto national park, one can find a very special place, the amethyst mine of Lampivaara. This mine is probably the only non-industrial mine in Europe, and is operating with a strong concern for sustainability and nature preservation. The mine is located on top of Lampivaara hill, and benefits from one of the most incredible panorama of the national park.
We will go to take the amethyst mine "pendolino". This big snow machine will take us all the way to the top of Lampivaara, trough the beautifull arctic sceneries of the Pyhä-Luosto national park. The visit of the mine lasts one hour, and you will get the chance to try to find your own amethyst ! After the visit, we can grill some sausages, and then enjoy the famous donut of Lampivaara cafeteria, before returning to Luosto by forest skis or snowshoes. The trip is going down most of the time, and is about 3km long, so it is not too tiring, and well suited for families. the return trip lasts usually around 1h00. (note that you have to tell me during the booking if you want to come back by skis or snowshoes. If you want to go back by skis, read the information about our forest skis in the "FOREST SKIS ACTIVITY" part of our website www.arctic-horizons.com , in order to avoid all misunderstandings about our skis!)
Duration : 4h+
Price: 140€ + 75€/person (290€ for 2 participants, 365€ for 3, 440€ for 4)
Includes : private guide service, transport by "pendolino", visit of the mine, snowshoeing/skiing gear, grilled sausage and hot snack/drink by the fire.
NB : Visit our website www.arctic-horizons.com , you will see how to combine 2 activities in the same day, and find a lot of other useful information : when/how to find northern lights, what kind of clothes to wear during the Lappish winter, What are the different Lappish winterS...