You are planning to visit Iceland, you need to make sure if your devices are compatible with the power sockets in Iceland, or you will need a world travel adapter. We will cover all the different Iceland’s power plug types, power voltage, and some information about the travel adapter and converter.
The regional electricity system in Iceland is set up to support the following:
- The standard voltage of 230 V.
- Standard frequency of 50HZ.
- The electric plugs types of F.
The adaptors for the Iceland Electric Plug:
The electric devices in Iceland use the Euro plug/Schuko-Plug, is also called « type F, » which has two round prongs also two grounding clips on the side of the plug. And this plug socket also works with plug type C and plug type E.
The voltage Requirements:
If you want to visit Iceland and you need to charge your laptop or mobile phone, the good news is that most of these devices can accept a higher voltage. Because in Iceland outlets output 230 volts versus in the United State where the output is half that.
But, the plug type will be different, so you will need a special electric adapter to fit your United State plug into the outlet in Iceland. And you might need a converter depending on the device and the electric current that your device can tolerate.
The Iceland Travel Adapter and converter:
It’s not difficult to find out if you need an adapter or a converter. To be sure, check the back of your device for power input markings. And if all you need is a simple adapter, the power input marking should say, Input: 100 V and 240V, 50/60H, » it means that the device accepts variable voltage or hertz (and it can accept 230 volts).
And if you plan on bringing small appliances, changing the shape of your adapter may not be enough. While most personal electronics in recent years will accept both the United state and European voltages, some smaller, older appliances do not work with the hefty 230 volts in Europe.
Check the label near the appliance’s power cord. If it does not say 100-240V and 50-60 Hz, you will need a « step-down transformer, » also called a converter.
You are from the United Kingdom , so you need to take in consideration that :
Iceland uses plugs of type F. And the plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in Iceland.
Therefore, the voltage is equal to 230 volts in the United Kingdom. It means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems.
Therefore, the frequency is the same as in the United Kingdom. And that’s why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Iceland.
You will need a travel adapter for a trip from the United Kingdom to Iceland. Because in Iceland, the people using multi plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!