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Iceland Iceland electrical outlets : do I need a travel adapter?

You're going to travel to Iceland and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?

To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Iceland, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Iceland.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Iceland

Here are the shape of the sockets in Iceland, and the the types of plugs used in Iceland :

electrical outlet socket type F in Iceland
type F

plug type c  plug type e  plug type ef  plug type f  

Plug adapter for Iceland

If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices in Iceland (please visit our selection on Amazon for more details).

best travel adapters for iceland

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Iceland

What is the type of electrical outlets and current in Iceland?

The type of electrical outlets used in Iceland is Type F. These outlets have two round pins and are compatible with plugs that have two round pins as well. Type C plugs with two round pins can also be used in Type F outlets with an adapter.

The voltage in Iceland is 230 volts, and the frequency is 50 Hz.

How can I charge the battery of my phone or computer in Iceland?

In Iceland, you can charge the battery of your phone or computer using the following methods:

1. Wall outlets: Most accommodations and public places in Iceland have standard European Type F power outlets. If you are from a country with a different type of plug, you may need a travel adapter to fit your charger into the socket.

2. USB ports: Many accommodations, cafes, and restaurants in Iceland provide USB charging ports. You can easily connect your phone or computer's USB charging cable to these ports for charging.

3. Portable power banks: If you are on the go and don't have access to a power outlet, using a portable power bank is an excellent option. Charge the power bank before heading out, and then use it to charge your device when needed.

4. USB car charger: If you have access to a car, you can use a USB car charger to charge your phone or computer. Simply plug it into the car's cigarette lighter socket and connect your device for charging.

Remember to carry the necessary charging cables and adapters with you to ensure compatibility with the available charging methods. It's also essential to check the voltage requirements of your device to ensure it is compatible with the Icelandic power supply (usually 220-240V).

Which power adapter should I buy for Iceland?

For Iceland, the most common power adapter is a Type F plug. This plug has two round pins and can handle voltage ranging from 220-240V.

It is important to note that Iceland uses a different voltage and frequency (50Hz) compared to some other countries, so you may also need a voltage converter or transformer if your device only supports a different voltage.

When purchasing a power adapter for Iceland, make sure it is compatible with Type F plugs and supports the voltage range used in Iceland. It is recommended to check the specifications of your devices to ensure they are compatible with the Icelandic power supply before making a purchase.

What are the 20 largest cities in Iceland?

Here is a list of the 20 largest cities in Iceland:

  1. Reykjavík
  2. Kópavogur
  3. Hafnarfjörður
  4. Akureyri
  5. Reykjanesbær
  6. Garðabær
  7. Mosfellsbær
  8. Akranes
  9. Selfoss
  10. Sandgerði
  11. Grindavík
  12. Ísafjörður
  13. Keflavík
  14. Vogar
  15. Zealand
  16. Fjarðabyggð
  17. Siglufjörður
  18. Hveragerði
  19. Borgarnes
  20. Egilsstaðir