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Icelandic Glacial: What’s all the hype?


If you want the refreshing taste of Iceland without the 21-hour flight, you need give Icelandic Glacial a try.

Icelandic Glacial is sourced from Iceland’s Ölfus Spring – one of the largest springs providing drinkable water. It’s rare a bottle of water can create so much hype, but it has been well-received in high circles, being featured on Dexter and The Big Bang Theory, endorsements from Cher and Calvin Harris, and receiving praise from Christian Dior, who used Icelandic Glacial as the hydration agent in their DiorSnow skincare products. The brand has since gone global with distributions in the UK, France, Canada, Peru, South Korea, and now, a presence in Australia.

So we decided to find out what all the fuss was about.


As it turns out, the brand stands up to its reputation. The water is bottled at a state-of-the-art bottling facility, and its purity of is so high it has one of the lowest TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) levels out of the premium water brands available. The Icelandic Government has even gone so far as to impose 128,000 acre Exclusion Zone around Ölfus Spring to ensure it is protected from livestock and farming practices, and to ensure that the water is unaffected by any external forces.

In 2016, it even won the 3 Golden Star Superior Taste Award from the International Taste and Quality Institute – so you can rest assured you’re getting a quality product.

Icelandic Glacial also places great importance on being a sustainable company. It was the first ever bottled water brand given a CarbonNeutral® certification, and the company make a sustained effort to reduce the CO2 emissions of the bottling process. The brand has also released a range of exclusive glass bottles with a sleek, glacier-inspired look, so you can be both stylish and environmentally conscious while you are enjoying your Icelandic Glacial.


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