Support and Self-help Groups

Aflið is a social organization for people who have suffered abuse in a close relationship, sexual abuse or any other form of abuse. You can receive individual counseling or participate in support groups. Relatives are welcome. There is no cost for speaking to counselors.

There is no elevator in the building so if you use a wheelchair unfortunately you will not have access. You can instead call and a counselor will arrange a place to meet with you which is wheelchair accessible. You can speak Icelandic or English with counselors. Aflið does not pay for sign language translators for the hearing impaired.

Aflið is located at Aðalstræti 14 in Akureyri. You can also get assistance in Blönduós, Egilsstaðir, Húsavík, Reyðarfjörður and Siglufjörður. You can book an appointment by calling their phone number 4615959 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9-12am or send an email to

Aflið assists people who have suffered any form of abuse.

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Bjarmahlíð in Akureyri

Bjarmahlíð 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.

Women's Shelter in Akureyri

The Women's Shelter offers counseling and a safe place to stay for any woman who has experienced abuse in a close relationship.


The Red Cross Helpline 1717 is a phone service and webchat for those who need someone to talk to in confidentiality. They are open 24 hours, and it's free to call.

Religious abuse

When someone uses a spiritual practice or religion to frighten you, hurt you or control you, it is called religious abuse.

Manneskja á myndinni er alvarlega á svip og lítur niður. Hún er með hægri höndina á hjartastað en vinstri höndin er útrétt eins og faðmurinn sé opinn.