Distance from Canada to Iceland

Name Canada Iceland
Country flag Flag of Canada Flag of Iceland
Country ISO code CA / CAN IS / ISL
Continent North America Europe
Continent code NA EU
Capital Ottawa Reykjavik
Total cities 2920 65
Cost of living Cost of living in Canada Cost of living in Iceland
DD coordinates 56.000000 / -96.000000 64.931276 / -19.021170
DMS coordinates 56°00'0.00" N / -96°00'0.00" W 64°55'52.59" N / -19°01'16.21" W
UTM coordinates 15V 312928.56088889 6210141.3274931 27W 593542.78257577 7202258.8679518
Time zone America/Toronto Atlantic/Reykjavik
Airports Airports in Canada: 1350 Airports in Iceland: 83
Straight distance from Canada to Iceland is 4054 kilometers (2519 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is Canada from Iceland, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 56.000000 / -96.000000 (CA) and 64.931276 / -19.021170 (IS).


When trying to get from Canada to Iceland, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 4054 km / 2519 mil. Surely, both CA and IS are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of 56.000000 / -96.000000 and the arrival coordinates of 64.931276 / -19.021170.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Canada to Iceland is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 4 hours, 49 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Canada to Iceland? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Canada (CA)
Arrives in Iceland (IS)
Canada to Iceland distance 4054 km / 2519 mil
Avg car duration 45 hours, 2 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 67 hours, 33 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 40 hours, 32 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 4 hours, 30 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between CA and IS is 4054 kilometers = 2519 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from CA to IS is 4054 kilometers = 2519 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to IS takes approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes.
It will take you about 67 hours, 33 minutes to drive from Canada (CA) to Iceland (IS), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Canada from Iceland.