Your guide will drive you in small groups to Pyhä-Luosto, the oldest national park of Finland, located 1h30 away from Rovaniemi. You will then enter the old forests, and hike to the top of one of the fells where you will have a splendid view to the never-ending horizon! Pyhä-Luosto national park consists of a fells chain (“tunturi”), which offers impressive and typical Lappish landscapes that you cannot find in the Rovaniemi area. In summertime, long days offer great daylight and beautiful colours when reaching the summits. In autumn, the national park is a great place to experience the famous “ruska” time, the autumn season with all its colourful features!
You will continue your hike until you reach the Lampivaara amethyst mine. This is a unique place in Lapland, hidden on one of the hilltops that you can reach by foot in summer, to better enjoy the adventure! You will then learn more about local geology, the formation of the precious amethyst and the story of the mine. At the end of the visit, you will dig the soil to find your own amethyst that you can keep!
After the visit you will have time to enjoy a typical lunch snack prepared by your guide around the open fire. You will then continue your hike the beaten path to reach the starting point and return to Rovaniemi (return around 16:00).
- Hotel pick-up
- Transportation Rovaniemi – Luosto
- Expert outdoor guide
- Guided visit of the amethyst mine
- Lunch snack around the fire
- All handling fees and taxes
We recommend to book in advance, as availability may be limited in peak seasons.
A minimum of 2 paying adult participants is required for the trip to operate. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if the group is too small or because of bad weather conditions.
If you are a solo traveler, you are very welcome to join any departing trip at the standard price or we may organise the trip just for you at some extra costs (please contact us).
The child rate applies up to 12 years old. Children must me accompanied by an adult. The child rate only applies of the condition of two adult participants is met.
A certain amount of walking is involved. This tour is not recommended for pregnant travelers, for people with heart conditions or with limited mobility.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 7 days or more before departure;
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled between 7 days and 24h before departure.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24h or less before departure.