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Is Bergen Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Bergen?

Yes, tap water is 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 Bergen.

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


If you are living in Bergen Norway, then you might have heard that there is a new company in town that sells bottled waters. Well, it''s true. They sell tap water in their bottles.

Some people think this is an invasion of the public''s right to drink clean, pure water. I don''t buy that, and neither does the Norwegian government. They see it as an opportunity to increase the number of tap water supplies for their citizens. They also see it as a way to make their country''s economy more profitable.

The company itself says that they will be able to save a lot of money if they sell tap water as opposed to bottled. That means they can increase the prices at their stores and still make a profit. This makes them different from a lot of companies that sell tap water.

They already have a good supply of tap water, because the majority of the taps in the area are connected to the main water system. The company has two separate lines to each area, s


Keep in mind that tap water is safe to drink and (usually) free of charge. To save money, ask for tap water to drink.
The local tap water is fresh, tasty and rich in minerals from the surrounding mountains, and safe to drink.

The estimated price of bottled water

$2.1 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bergen tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 17% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 93% Very High
  • Water Quality 83% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Bergen, 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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