Luosto Amethyst mine makes an unique tour destination – especially so when reached on an electric snowmobile! Ride across the Arctic forests with the maximum elegance and minimum emission. The best thing? Dig your own amethyst and bring it home!
The e-snowmobile tour to Luosto Amethyst mine starts in Pyhä, the neighbouring fell resort. The both Pyhä and Luosto are located right next to the magical Pyhä-Luosto National Park, snow-blanketed usually from November until May. You may choose to ride solo or to share the experience with a passenger.
The route takes the e-explorers across beautiful Arctic Taiga forests and across vast, ancient mires. The Amethyst mine will be reached after some 40 km of silent and exhaustion-fume-free riding.
At the mine visitors will get invited into the fascinating world of amethyst. The saga of amethyst is mind-blowing when performed by the knowledgeable Luosto mine guides! After the presentation the best is yet to come: the small group of Bliss Adventure guests will be guided into the mine, handed a compact mining axe and instructed how to discover one's very own amethyst! Then it is all finders keepers, you may keep your amethyst and bring it home.
E-snowmobiles are suited also to the absolute beginner. They are safe, fun and easy to ride, no previous experience will be required. Just sit on the comfy seat and let the noise-free vehicle take you forward!
After the tour it is time to ride back to Pyhä. A delicious meal will be served on the way, and the Bliss guide will be available to share some stories about sometimes extreme life in Lapland for the interested ones.
Note: Pick up from the Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi in Luosto starts 30 minutes before departure. Pick up from the CAMP Kitchen & Bar in Pyhä starts 15 minutes before departure.
Electric snowmobile instructor's services
Guiding from Pyhä to Luosto Amethyst Mine and back
Snowmobiling outfit to keep the riders and passengers warm in any conditions, including boots, mittens and a helmet
A modern electric snowmobile, suitable for a rider and a passenger (extra charge for solo riding €60 / person)
Coffee/tea and nisu (Finnish cardamom bread) break in Kopara
Entrance ticket to the Amethyst mine
Hot berry beverage and storytelling
Your very own personal lucky amethyst
A tasty and nutritious meal on the way back
Traffic insurance (maximum personal liability €900)
Liability insurance by Bliss Adventure (please note that the guests are expected to have a valid travel insurance covering snowmobile touring)
Please take your driving license with you on an electric snowmobile tour as the police officer may check the validity of the license during the tour
Personal clothing items suited to winter conditions and to the activity chosen (some personal clothes will be required underneath the snowmobiling outfit as so called base and mid layers – if in doubt, please contact us)
Camera or a cell phone with a camera with a fully charged battery and enough storage capacity for the photos and possible video clips (it is beautiful out there, be prepared to capture material that could make friends back home green with envy!)
A curious, adventurous mind!
Total availability is six (6) electric snowmobiles. Each e-snowmobile is shared by two guests taking turns in driving. Supplement for solo riding is €60 / person. Minimum two (2) participants and maximum 12 participants (in case everyone is sharing an e-snowmobile).
In order to drive an electric snowmobile, you have to be at least 18 years old with a driver’s license valid in Europe. Please remember that driving a motorized vehicle under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating drugs is prohibited by the laws of Finland.
Children over 140 cm in height are allowed to sit on an electric snowmobile behind an adult.
Pyhä is located a 1,5 hour car drive from Rovaniemi, the closest international airport (RVN) and and Santa Claus’ headquarters. The comfortable bus ride to Pyhä takes approximately 2 hours. You may find the winter bus timetable here.
Kindly note that 10% of the price of your tour is non-refundable. The 10% will be used to cover fees connected to your booking such as credit card transactions and other administrative charges. Refunds will only be issued to the card used to purchase the tour.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 days or less before event.