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I like drinking Icelandic glacial water. Could volcanic activity affect its availability?

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Short answer: no!

The internationally popular brand of bottled water, Icelandic Glacial, is bottled at the Ölfus spring near Þorlóakshöfn, a small town which straddles the South Coast and the Reykjanes peninsula.

The most recent geological activity on Reykjanes has taken place within the Eldvörp-Svartsengi system, which is indicated on the map below by zone 2.

volcanic systems on reykjanes
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You’ll notice that Þorlákshöfn has no active volcanic systems running through it. So even if the seismic situation on Reykjanes develops unpredictably, we suspect your bottled water is safe.

Read more about this valuable natural resource in Iceland.

And by the way – if you want our two cents, your water at home is probably fine. Just get a filter and a reusable bottle and ditch the plastic!

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