Vellamo Natural Mineral Water has been studied actively throughout the years due to its unique and fascinating attributes, being water from the Ice Age. The studies were conducted in 1996 (Geological Survey of Finland, Kankainen & Karhu), 2016 (Geological Survey of Finland, Hendriks son & Hyvönen), and 2017 (Geological Survey of Finland, Hendriksson & Hyvönen).
Finland is a land of water, forests, and wilderness. Although the country has close to 200 000 lakes and innumerable rivers and springs, it only has one natural mineral-water fountain, which is the Vellamo fountain in the little village of Viikinäinen. The fountain was discovered as late as 1990, and its geological
survey disclosed an amazing fact: the water’s origins from melted Ice Age glaciers, from prehistoric times, when the world population was smaller than that of modern-day New York. Because the water’s molecules had not been in touch with anything above the ground for thousands of years, the water has a safe bacterial colony count of 0.
At the same time as the Ice Age melting water was filtered through granite, forming a perfect natural mineral water, those glacial meltwaters transported, sorted, and deposited the sand and gravel that formed the famous Salpausselkä Ridges: the home of the Vellamo spring-water well. The Ridges’ thick, clean layers of sand and moraine gravel ensure an exceptionally pure natural filtration system, which explains Vellamo Spring Water’s extremely fresh taste.