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Is Kristiansand 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 Kristiansand?

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 Kristiansand.

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


Norway is known as the "Greenland of the North" for good reason. It has some of the cleanest and purest tap water in the world. However, it also has a terrible drinking water supply. In fact, Norway''s tap water is amongst the worst in Europe. This is according to a report made by an independent agency called Vsogal AB.

Norway is surrounded by oceans, lakes and glaciers. The seas in Norway are some of the cleanest on the planet. However, they are not that clean. Levels of lead, nitrate and bacteria are high in the water. This makes it unhealthy for human consumption.

The lakes in Norway are not safe to drink. Levels of certain contaminants like arsenic and nitrates are very high in the water. Many health problems can be caused due to this. Pure water for drinking should at least have one percent of lead-free metal in it. Unfortunately, most tap water quality systems do not contain this essential ingredient.

This is a huge problem. The con

The estimated price of bottled water

$3.2 in USD (1.5-liter)


Kristiansand tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 9% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 97% Very High
  • Water Quality 91% Very High

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