This web page is part of the Guide to the Icelandic justice system for victims of sexual offences. It aims to clarify the process regarding offences against individuals 18 years and older.
Assistance following an offence
If the offence occurred recently, it is important to seek treatment and help right away. You can call 112 where you get instructions about the next steps to take or go to one of the two dedicated emergency rooms for victims of sexual abuse.
At the emergency room you can also press charges and in that case, you don’t have to go to the police station until you give a formal statement later.