|Safe to drink?||N/A||The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)||N/A|
Can You Drink Tap Water in Svalbard?
Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Svalbard. But the average water quality in Norway is 85%.
According to WHO data, 99% of Norway cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.
Tap water on Svalbard is drinkable, but surface water may contain tapeworm eggs from fox feces and should be boiled before consumption.
Tap water by country
- Water Quality Rating:
- < 20%
- 20% - 39%
- 40% - 59%
- 60% - 79%
- 80% - 100%
How Do People In Svalbard Rate The Water?
Travelers and residents of Svalbard 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 Inaccessibility||6%||Very Low|
|Water Pollution||15%||Very Low|
|Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility||94%||Very High|
|Water Quality||85%||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.
Check tap water safety for other cities in Norway
- Tana Bru