The Hardangerfjord is the fourth longest fjord in the world, and the second longest fjord in Norway. It is located in Hordaland county in the Hardanger region. The fjord stretches 179 kilometres (111 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean into the mountainous interior of Norway along the Hardangervidda plateau.
About 10,000 years ago the Scandinavian land mass started to rise up as enormous glacial ice started to melt. The lower parts of the valleys became flooded, and so created what we today know as the Hardangerfjord. The valley was originally not only made through glacial erosion but by the high pressure melting water which pushed its way beneath the ice.
The history of the fjord goes far beyond its Viking history, back to the time of hunters on the surrounding mountains, and later on, farming along this fertile area which today is considered the "fruit orchard of Norway".Later the fjord became the birthplace for a large tourism influx to Norway, and in 1875 Thomas Cook started weekly cruise departures from London to the Hardangerfjord, due to its spectacular nature, glaciers, and grand waterfalls. Soon after this many of the major waterfalls became the power source for large industries in fjord settlements such as the town of Odda. (*)
Nothing Water is sourced from the Isbre Springs beneath the 5,000 years old Hardanger Glacier located at the end of the well protected Hardanger Fjord in Norway.
As the glacier and snow fall melts, the water passes through natural sand and gravel filters, entering an “encapsulated” artesian aquifer, or a huge chamber encapsulated by the rock walls created by the glacier with fissures and fractures all along it.
As the water passes through this aquifer, gravel and sand, the water is filtered leaving the purest water available.
And due to the virginity of the region, its age and remoteness to civilization, along with cold temperatures that minimizes solubility of any materials, there is virtually no organic contaminants or mineral infiltration.