Electricity

Electricity in Finland follows the continental 220-volt, 50-cycle standard with European two-pin plug.

Voltage, cycles, and plugs are all different from those in the United States.

Do not bring American electrical appliances unless they work on batteries or have switchable adapters and adapter plugs.

Smaller appliances such as irons, hair-dryers, and coffee-makers can all be purchased locally if needed. Such appliances are often part of the furnishings of the housing provided by host institutions for lecturers and research scholars.

Electricity Bill

Once you arrive, you should consult your building supervisor if you are a student or the host university contact person if you are a lecturer, for instructions and advice on how to handle the electricity bill.