Is Oslo Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update11:06 pm, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.65 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Oslo?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Norway. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Oslo water quality.


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.

What Do People In Norway Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Norway have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • 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


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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