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Is Oslo 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 Oslo?

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 Oslo.

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


In Norway, you can drink tap water in Oslo Borough. A public health initiative is being taken to promote the use of safe water in the area, and so that Norwegian residents can feel comfortable drinking tap water from a public source.

The idea of using water from public sources to provide drinking water is very popular. In Norway, about 80% of water supply is from publicly owned sources, although there are also private wells in the country.

This means that people can buy the water that they need from the public water companies that provide water to people in Norway. These companies have to make sure that their water is of the correct quality, but they have the responsibility to ensure that it''s safe for consumption. That''s why they also put chlorine in the water.

There have been some concerns in Norway about the quality of the tap water that they have to offer. It''s been argued that the levels of chlorine are too high. Also, it''s been


The tap water of Oslo is among the cleanest in the world. Do drink tap water instead of bottled water, which does nothing but drain your pocket of much needed kroner.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.65 in USD (1.5-liter)


Oslo tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 16% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 93% Very High
  • Water Quality 84% Very High

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