You Do Not Need Bottled Water In Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

You Do Not Need Bottled Water In Iceland

Published February 8, 2016

Photos by
Art Bicnick

A guesthouse is recommending their own bottled water to its guests, but water utility services contend there is nothing wrong with tap water.

A new post from utility company Reykjavík Energy shows the following photos, taken at the AdaM Hotel:

Commenting on the matter, Reykjavík Energy said:

“The market trusts that we provide fresh and quality water, and we devote ourselves to doing just that. … All 100 water samples that were tested in Reykjavík in 2015 were perfect. For this reason, there is no reason to warn people against tap water unless there is something wrong with the building providing it.”

Bottled water is available in many stores all over Iceland. However, Iceland actually ranks second in the world in the Environmental Performance Index, receiving a perfect score of 100 in terms of water quality itself.

As such, there is no need to buy bottled water in Iceland, unless you have no access to tap water, are staying someplace with faulty plumbing, or you just happen to really enjoy drinking water out of a plastic bottle.

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