114 000 BCE: Ice Age in
Finland begins

10 250 – 9300 BCE: Withdrawing ice forms the Salpausselkä Ridges and meltwaters start to filter through the granite

7500 BCE: The Ice Age in Finland ends

1990 Finland's first natural mineral water fountain is found

1996: First geological surveys of mineral water

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).

2017: Vellamo's launch in Singapore F1 GP VIP party

2018: Vellamo wins its first design award

2019: North America launch at the Superbowl

2020: Vellamo launches its Spring Water

Vellamo Natural Mineral Water and Vellamo Spring Water are a direct, pure, functional, and refreshing link to the Ice Age

A Unique Source

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.

A Thick Ridge Filters the Spring Water

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.