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Is Akureyri Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Akureyri?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Akureyri.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Iceland, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


If you''ve ever read anything about the geothermal wonderland of Akureyri Iceland, you know that it has so much to offer. Here are just a few things you need to know about this exotic location.

Akureyri Iceland has two geothermal vents, both located just a few meters below the surface. They release a lot of hot water because they contain a lot of rock material which is extremely perishable and can''t be used for other purposes.

In fact, it''s this very feature which allows these water vents to have a much higher water temperature than the average level found in other parts of Iceland. The difference is so big, in fact, that it can''t be explained by the simple heat of the Earth. Scientists still aren''t quite sure what causes such a high heat gradient.

However, scientists do know that the geothermal vents in Akureyri Iceland are responsible for the abundance of geothermal water around the world. Some of this water is of course wasted each

The estimated price of bottled water

$2.19 in USD (1.5-liter)


Akureyri tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 75% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Quality 25% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Akureyri, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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