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Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Spring Water - Still

Iceland Spring Bottled Water

Iceland Spring Description:

Balance Still Still
Virginality Virginality
Minerality Super Low
Orientation Alkaline
Hardness Slightly Hard
Carbonation A


Iceland Spring Analysis:

48 TDS
8.7 ph factor
25 Hardness
4.2 Calcium
10 Chloride
26.5 Hydrogeniccarbonate
0.92 Magnesium
ND Nitrate
ND Potassium
13.5 Silica
12 Sodium
2.2 Sulphates
milligrams per liter (mg/l)

For more details see: Minerals and Mineral Water & Sparkling Water

Country of Origin:  Iceland
Region:  Reykjavík
Place Name:  Heidmörk
Established:  1990
Company:  Iceland Spring Holdings Ltd.
Web Site:
Iceland Spring

The spring is situated on the outskirts of Reykjavík in a protected nature reserve called "Heidmörk". Over 150 acres around the source is closed from unauthorized entry and the entire park is fenced to keep out animals. Iceland Spring originates in the mountains high above Heidmörk as rain or snow. Through inert layers of lava rock, it trickles deep into the ground, picking up a minimum amount of soluble minerals. The water then collects in a large underground river running under the reserve´s lava soil, and surfaces in intermittent springs.

The location has been carefully selected for its’ isolation, soil material, amount of precipitation and permeability, to ensure product quality and consistency. A borehole was sunk on a hill above the spring to tap the water at depth, which then runs through a private stainless steel pipeline from the spring directly to the bottling plant. Nothing is added to Iceland Spring and nothing is taken away

Iceland was the last country in Europe to be settled by man, the Vikings in the ninth century, who fell in love with the country, the rugged views, the clear air and pure water.

With a population of only 272,000 in an area of 40,000 square miles, Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Heavy industry is almost non-existent, with emphasis on industrial development in the high-tech areas and the fishing industry. Agriculture uses only 1 percent of the total area of the island. Since Icelandic agriculture does not employ toxic chemical fertilizers to nearly the same extent as many more densely populated countries do, yet another pollution factor is eliminated.

Some say that Iceland is a well-kept secret. It is told in the Sagas that the settlers named it Iceland so people would not be encouraged to visit the island. They wanted to keep it all for themselves. The people of Iceland relish having room to breathe the freshest air, drink the purest water and enjoy living in one of the cleanest places on earth. Fisheries are Iceland’s major resource. Fish from Iceland is considered to be the highest quality because of the pure environment at sea and on land.

Iceland is the second largest island in Europe, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean just below the Arctic Circle. The nearest European civilization is Scotland, which is over 800 kilometers away. A country of ice and fire, Iceland is a land of contrasts. Imposing mountains and towering glaciers contrast with heather-covered moors and green valleys. Grassy plains meet barren stretches of land. Water feeds its way through the island in the forms of tumbling waterfalls, roaring rivers, bubbling hot springs and gentle brooks.

Iceland Springs is a proud member of Iceland Naturally.