Adapters for Europe - What adapter do I need for Norway?

Power adapters for Norway

When packing for a vacation to Norway it's helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any electronics when you arrive. But, without knowing which power socket is being used in Norway you could bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to buy a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there that might not be compatible and damage your device. Various voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Norway. This page has links to useful instructions demonstrating exactly how to power your devices in Norway using their F or C type Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Norwegians use Type F wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets change regionally so please read the travel power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Norway?

The best power adapter for Norway is a Type F power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 240 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Norway?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Norway is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Norwegian power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [3].

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Norwegian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Norwegian power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Norway?

If the power plug that you want to use is different to the type of Norwegian power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter for Norway do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in Norway by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Can you use a European plug adapter in Norway?

There is a chance that a plug adapter that works in another location in Europe doesn't work in Norway because there are eight different types of power outlets in Europe.

Where to buy a power adapter in Norway

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Norway

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

Where to buy a power adapter for Norway in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Norway in the UK

Norway to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway - Norway country Wiki page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, costing £4-£5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor