Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Greenland?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Canada to Greenland. In Greenland, people are using different plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Canada!

Greenland und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Greenland
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EFOutlets of type FKOutlets of type KOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Greenland?

Greenland uses power outlets of type C, E, F and K. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Greenland.

Country information

About Greenland

Flag: About Greenland

Greenland is a country in America (Northern America) with about 58 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 2.2 Millionen km². The capital of Greenland is Nuuk (15 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Kalaallisut, Danish and English.

Greenland does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .glCurrency: DKKCountry calling code: +299Country Code : GL
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Greenland?

The voltage in Greenland is 230 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Greenland, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Greenland?

The utility frequency in Greenland is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in Canada. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in Greenland, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in Greenland, you should not use the device!