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Some of the websites listed are only in Icelandic but generally people in Iceland speak English and fairly many speak other languages as well so not speaking Icelandic should not prevent you from getting the support you need!


Emergency number for medical and/or police assistance for the whole of Iceland: 112

The National University Hospital of Iceland, located in Reykjavík, runs an emergency reception for survivors of rape, attempted rape and/or other forms of sexualized violence. A team of specialized nurses work there alongside gynecologists, psychologists and lawyers.

Location: The National University Hospital of Iceland, Fossvogur, 108 Reykjavík

Phone: (+354) 543-1000

Website: http://www.landspitali.is/klinisk-svid-og-deildir/bradasvid/thjonusta-bradasvids/neydarmottaka-fyrir-tholendur-kynferdisofbeldis-/

E-mail: neydarmottaka@landspitali.is

Kvennaathvarf, safe shelter in Reykjavík for women and children when they are physically or psychologically abused in their own home by husband or other family members. The shelter also offers assistance for rape victims.

The shelter’s address is kept secret but you can call them and get further information. Their emergency number (561-1205) is open 24/7 for any kind of support and advice.

Office number: (+354) 561-3720 Emergency number: (+354) 561 1205

Website: www.kvennaathvarf.is Email: Kvennaathvarf@kvennaathvarf.is

Stígamót, grassroot organisation offering information and free counceling for adult survivors of sexual violence of all genders, as well as secondary survivors. They also run a shelter, Kristínarhús, for people who are using their services and need a place to stay as well as for people leaving sex work and/or trafficking. Stígamót also manage projects outside of Reykjavík, contact them for more info.

Address: Hverfisgata 115, 105 Reykjavík

Phones: (+354) 562-6868; 800-6868

Website: www.stigamot.is E-mail: stigamot@stigamot.is

Sólstafir Vestfjarða, sister organisation of Stígamót offering information and counseling for survivors and secondary survivors in the Westfjords. They are located in Ísafjörður, Westfjords.

Phone: (+354) 846-7487

Website: www.solstafir.is E-mail: solstafir@solstafir.is

Aflið, sister organisation of Stígamót offering information and counseling for survivors and secondary survivors in the north of Iceland.

Address: Brekkugata 34, 600 Akureyri

Phones: (+354) 461 5959 ; (+354) 857 5959

Website: www.aflidak.is

Drekaslóð, center of information and service to survivors and secondary survivors of all forms of violence. The center is open to both women and men.

Address: Borgartún 3, 105 Reykjavík

Phones: (+354) 551 5511 ; (+354) 860 3358

Website: www.drekaslod.is E-mail: drekaslod@drekaslod.is

Child protection services run Barnahús, a resource and counseling center specializing in CSA.

The following information is for child protection services in Reykjavík, they should be able to give further information, also for people outside of the Reykjavík area.

Address: Höfðaborg, Borgartúni 21, 105 Reykjavík

Phone: (+354) 530 2600 Fax: (+354) 530 2601

Website: www.bvs.is E-mail: bvs@bvs.is

Women Of Multicultural Ethnicity Network - W.O.M.E.N. in Iceland

They certainly don’t specialize in SA but I thought I’d list them here anyway as I think they are rather wonderful and might be of help to any non-Icelander residing in Iceland and needing support.

Amongst their activities are weekly peer counseling sessions where trained “counselors provide free and confidential services to women of foreign origin living in Iceland. Peer counselors can give information about services and resources that are available, about life in Iceland and are also available just to chat and with other women.” Check their website for more info.

Website: http://en.womeniniceland.is/

E-mail: womeniniceland@womeniniceland.is.

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