High in Finnish Lapland, this town is perfect for a winter break.
Luosto is located in the middle of Finnish Lapland - only 90 minutes from the Arctic Circle and an hour from Rovaniemi. This small town has modern hotels, spa facilities, cosy log cabins, well groomed downhill and cross country ski slopes and tracks. Like with most small Lapland towns, there are husky and reindeer farms to visit in this region.
One of the interesting and unusual things to do in Luosto is to visit the sustainable Lampivaara Amethyst mine; possibly the only gemstone mine in the world that welcomes visitors. The mine at the top of the hill introduces you to the fascinating world of gemstones.You will hear stories told for millennia, and get to dig for your own lucky amethyst, that has waited 2000 million years to be found. Great on a day with a view - note, that you only take one stone home with you so happy searching!