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In Iceland, water like you have only dreamt of

Few people make the effort to go right up to the Oxara waterfall in Thingvellir National Park. But this is very worth it. PIC dinoboy

Few people make the effort to go right up to the Oxara waterfall in Thingvellir National Park. But this is very worth it. PIC dinoboy

Team Total Iceland has been a harsh critic of the endless misinformation about the purity of this country. Yes, this place used to be as unpolluted as Eden before Adam and Eve but this is simply no longer the case. Fluoride, mercury, pesticides… you name it and its here in Iceland.

But one thing we still maintain as pure as a newborn Jesus Christ is our water. We contend that nowhere in this world will you taste water as good as in Iceland. But you do have to know where to find it. Turning on the nearest tap is not gonna do the trick.

The trick is to drink it from source, so to speak. Find water sprouting from underground, put your lips to it and if you come from abroad, taste what water everywhere in this world used to taste like. Trust us, we´ve been around.

The trick is to drink it from source, so to speak

One fine place, if unlikely, to sample the very finest water is close to the mighty popular Logberg in Thingvellir National Park. You might know it better as where the tectonic plates meet. You cannot miss it.

Should you find yourself there do this: skip the herd of people walking along the paths and walk along the small river of Oxara which flows right by. This does require a bit of climbing but is not hard. Take in the beauty and then lie flat on your stomach and drink from the river right below the fall. Admittedly this is not straight from source but its very close.

Then lay your head back and close your eyes while water that has only seen the light of day for a few minutes in thousands of years invigorates your body and senses in the true sense. Double this experience in Iceland if you happen upon a stream in the highland or other places more off the tourist radar.

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