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Weights & measures

Helpful conversions between the metric and English systems.

Iceland uses the metric system. As such, all driving distances and speed limits are posted in kilometers.

English system Metrics
1 inch (UK and US) = 2.54 cm
1 foot (UK and US) = 12 inches (30.48 cm)
1 mile (UK and US) = 1.609 km
1 acre (UK and US) = 4,047 m2
1 knot (International) = 1.852 m)
1 pint (UK) = 0.568 cm3
1 pint (US) = 0.473 cm3
1 pound (lb UK and US) = 0.45359237 kg
1 ounce (oz UK and US) = 28.35 g

Metric to Imperial Conversions

Metric Imperial
1 centimetre (cm) = 0.3937 inches
1 metre (m) = 3.28 feet (1.094 yards)
1 kilometre (km) = 0.6 miles
1 litre (l) = 2.113 pints (1.056 quarts)
1 gram (g) = 0.035 ounces
1 kilogram (kg) = 0.568 cm3

 

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