FROM THE COMMUNITY

 

Is your water really from Iceland?

Yes! It comes from the Ölfus Spring on the southwest coast of Iceland, to be exact.  At Icelandic Glacial we believe in sharing our premium water with the world and doing so with environmentally sound practices.  Icelandic Glacial water is exceptional in terms of quality taste and purity.  To find out more about our source, the Ölfus Spring, and other water facts please click here.

Is the water derived from actual glaciers?

No.  The name “Icelandic Glacial” is inspired by the majestic glaciers of Iceland and is meant to capture the essence of our beautiful country.  Icelandic Glacial is 100% natural spring water.  The water is naturally filtered over thousands of years through lava rock and bottled at the underground source – the Ölfus Spring.

What does Carbon Neutral mean and how does it apply to Icelandic Glacial water?

The term “Carbon Neutral” does not mean that Icelandic Glacial is a carbonated water.  Being Carbon Neutral refers to any entity that has achieved net zero release of carbon dioxide green house gas emissions and does not contribute to global warming.  For Icelandic Glacial, this means the use of renewable energy, efficient shipping policy, internal reductions and other efficiency steps to minimize our carbon footprint.  To the extent that there are any net carbon emissions, Icelandic Glacial invests in bona-fide renewable energy offset projects around the world.  As a result, Icelandic Glacial is the world’s first certified Carbon Neutral bottled water for both the product and the company’s operations.  At Icelandic Glacial we believe in the balance of nature and we work hard to you bring our water from Iceland with minimal environmental impact.  Icelandic Glacial is proud to be certified as carbon neutral by The Carbon Neutral Company which independently calculates and verifies our carbon footprint.   To find out more about our environmental credentials, please click here.

Where can I buy it?

Icelandic Glacial can be found at a wide variety of retailers nationwide.  Please use our convenient online store locator to find a location nearest you.  You can also have Icelandic Glacial water delivered directly to your front door by visiting our on-line store at:  store.icelandicglacial.com.

What is the difference between Icelandic Glacial and other bottled water brands?

Icelandic Glacial is more than just a bottle of water – it is some of the purest water in the world, and it really is from majestic, magical and remarkably pristine Iceland.  You can see the difference in the award winning premium bottle which invokes our Icelandic homeland.  Indeed, when you open a bottle of Icelandic Glacial you are opening a part of the purity of Iceland itself!. 

Our water is 100% pure natural spring water straight from the source with nothing added or taken away.  Icelandic Glacial is further distinguished as the world’s first certified Carbon Neutral bottled water which, together with being sourced from a sustainable spring and with packaging that is 100% recyclable, provides us with unsurpassed environmental credentials.  We also support humanitarian natural disaster relief projects around the world for those in need of clean water. 

Why would I buy bottled water when I have tap water at home?

Not all water is the same.  Depending upon the source, water contains different levels of minerals, dissolved solids and acidity, which directly affect its taste and benefits.  Tap water varies significantly with the potential of environmental contaminants making their way into the water supply.  To combat such contaminants, chlorine is often added which can affect taste.

Icelandic Glacial comes from a natural spring source that is powerfully filtered through volcanic rock that produces a water of exceptional purity with a crisp, clean finish.  The natural filters also provide a naturally occurring alkalinity of pH 8.4.  Icelandic Glacial water is tested daily in a state of the art laboratory, and it exceeds all of the most stringent international testing criteria.

Of course in our busy lives, a bottle of Icelandic Glacial provides convenience and portability so you can always have a healthy beverage at your side.

Why do you use a plastic bottle?

Icelandic Glacial PET plastic bottles are 100% recyclable – Including the bottle cap and label.  Icelandic Glacial strongly encourages all consumers to recycle every bottle.  When creating the brand, we weighed the issues meticulously and research showed that PET plastic was the best package solution.  In addition to being readily recyclable, PET plastic bottles are shatter resistant, strong, lightweight and re-sealable.  Moreover, PET plastic bottles use less energy, generate less solid waste and create fewer greenhouse gas emissions than glass bottles or aluminum cans.

Being from a natural spring, does Icelandic Glacial contain special minerals or ingredients?

Icelandic Glacial has a naturally occurring high alkaline pH of 8.4 and a TDS (total dissolved solids) mineral level of 62ppm, which is right in the “Mineral Sweetspot” for drinking water.