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Is Helsinki 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 Helsinki?

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 Helsinki.

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

Recently in Helsinki, Finland, a group of Finnish women took their problem about tap water to the government. They demanded that the authorities do something about it because they are sick and tired of buying expensive bottled waters. In response, the organizers of an environmental conference called "No Tap Water" gathered nearly a hundred people and set up the stage with speakers to speak on the harmful effects of unfiltered tap water. It was a successful event, but the organizers wanted to take the issue global. At the meeting, representatives of different environmental groups presented some facts regarding the quality of tap water.

Tap Water Quality - It is well-known that tap water contains a variety of contaminants, especially heavy metals like lead, mercury, and cadmium. These metallic ions enter your body through your food and water. Long-term exposure to them can result in serious health problems including infertility and cancer. This is especially true for

What do people in Helsinki think about the tap water?

Helsinki’s tap water is among the highest quality in the world and a pleasure to drink.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.61 in USD (1.5-liter)


Helsinki tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 14% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 97% Very High
  • Water Quality 86% Very High

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

Related FAQS


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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