Tap water safety in Reykjavik (Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ)

๐Ÿ‘ In general, the water may be safe to drink in Reykjavik.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 98 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Very high"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 1153$ per year in Reykjavik by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

๐Ÿณ Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.

Warning

Even though drinking water might be considered safe, if you plan to travel to Reykjavik, consider talking to your local contact to verify that. Old pipes could be leaking toxic material or water in that specific country could contain heavy metals or bacteria.

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Like in most countries, water quality and accessibility differs from location to location, therefore it's the best to check the information available on that place.


Tap water safety in all of Iceland

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 100% of the country.

Lonely Planet

Iceland has some of the cleanest water in the world and tap water is completely safe to drink. Locals find it amusing to see travellers buying bottled water when the same quality of water is available from the tap.

Geothermal hot water smells of sulphur, but the cold water doesn't smell.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally safe for consumption.

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