Is Stockholm Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?Yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$1.75

Can You Drink Tap Water in Stockholm?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 99% of Sweden cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

What do people in Stockholm think about the tap water?

Stockholm enjoys some of the cleanest tap water in the world.


The tap water in Stockholm is of very high quality. There is no reason for buying bottled water, which often is of lower quality than, or actually is, tap water. It is also completely accepted to ask for tap water in restaurants. Many places have a tap and glasses for self-service.

Tap water by country

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  • Water Quality Rating:
  • < 20%
  • 20% - 39%
  • 40% - 59%
  • 60% - 79%
  • 80% - 100%

What Do People In Stockholm Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Stockholm 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.

Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility7%Very Low
Water Pollution14%Very Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility93%Very High
Water Quality86%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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