Canadian citizens carrying a valid Canadian passport do not need visas when visiting Iceland or the Schengen countries as tourists for less than three (3) months. Also, the passport has to be valid at least three (3) months beyond intended stay.
Canadian citizens wanting to stay longer or reside in Iceland must apply for a residence permit at the Directorate of Immigrations.
All travelers to Iceland must be in possession of a passport, valid at least for three months beyond their intended stay. In addition to that, nationals of many countries are required to obtain a visa prior to entering Iceland.
As of 25 March 2001, Iceland is an associate member of the Schengen Agreement which exempts travellers from personal border controls between 22 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, two European Economic Area (EEA) countries: Norway and Iceland, and then Switzerland. Great Britain and Ireland are not members of the Schengen Agreement.
WHO NEEDS A VISA TO TRAVEL TO ICELAND?
Please visit the website of the Directorate of Immigration to see if your nationality requires a visa before entering Iceland.
For detailed information on visa requirements to Iceland please refer to the same website, i.e. the Directorate of Immigration.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHENGEN VISA TO ICELAND?
Since Iceland became a member of the Schengen Agreement, Danish authorities issue tourist visas on behalf of Iceland, with some exceptions.
In Canada, the Royal Danish Embassy in Ottawa handles these applications for the nordic countries. Their address is the following:
Royal Danish Embassy
47 Clarence Street,
Ottawa ON, K1N 9K1
WHERE CAN I APPLY FOR A SCHENGEN VISA IF I AM NOT IN CANADA?
Please visit the following link in order to find the appropriate offices throughout the world that issue schengen visas on behalf of Icelandic authorities.