Visa

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.

SCHENGEN VISAS

Iceland is a member of the Schengen cooperation which exempts travelers from border controls travelling between 26 EU and EFTA  countries. A uniform Schengen visa issued by one of the Schengen states is valid for travel within the whole Schengen area. Schengen visa should be applied for at an Embassy representing the state where the main destination is within the Schengen area.

All persons requiring visas, must apply for a visa at the applicable embassy/consulate before travelling to the Schengen area. For a list of embassies/consulates which handle applications for Iceland, see here.

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. 

Website: Directorate of Immigration - who needs a visa

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?

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,
Suite 450
Ottawa ON, K1N 9K1

Website: Royal Danish Embassy - schengen visa info

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.

Website: Directorate of Immigration - offices around the world

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