Free of Cost - Confidential – Always Open

You can call 1717 or talk on their webchat if you want to talk to someone. The volunteers are professionally trained, well-experienced and from all walks of life. You can contact them regarding any issue causing you concern. You can get emotional support, counseling, helpful information or just someone to listen. Both the phone and webchat are free of cost.

When you sign into the webchat, you will be prompted to register a name and email, but you do not need to register your real name or email.

Here are some examples of matters you can talk about:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Isolation or loneliness
  • Bullying
  • Addiction
  • Sex
  • Trauma
  • Financial issues
  • Any other issue important to you

If you need someone to talk to or need information about where to find help, please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you do not speak fluent Icelandic, you can request to speak English or Polish.

You can always contact 1717. Full confidentiality and anonymity is guaranteed.

Available support

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Bjarkarhlíð is a center for people who have experienced abuse. There you get all the support and counseling you need in one place. All assistance is on your terms.

Samtökin '78

Samtökin 78

Samtökin '78 is the National Queer Organisation of Iceland. They offer counseling for queer people who have experienced abuse in close relationships.


W.O.M.E.N (Women Of Multicultural Ethnicity Network in Iceland) is a social organization for women of foreign origin living in Iceland.

Emotional abuse

Emotional abuse is also sometimes called psychological abuse. It is emotional abuse when someone threatens you or deliberately tries to scare, humiliate, isolate or ignore you.

Manneskja situr í hjólastól. Hún snýr frá okkur og horfir upp í vindinn. Mikið og liðað hár sveiflast í vindinum.

A guide for victims of sexual abuse

Have you been sexually abused? Here is a step-by-step guide for victims of sexual abuse, from the moment of the offense to the court room and what comes after that.

Manneskja lítur í gegnum stóran sjónauka. Hún horfir yfir hægri öxlina á okkur.