Family Justice Center for Survivors of Violence

If you or anyone you know has been abused, you can contact a counselor at Bjarmahlíð regardless of your gender, origin or social status. There you will have access to a police officer, a lawyer, a social worker, and other organizations that offer support. Everyone is welcome, and there is no cost associated with services or counseling.

Bjarmahlíð also offers counseling for 16-18 years old, education and group counseling.

If necessary, you can receive sign language interpretation or language interpretation. The building is not wheelchair accessible, so if you need such access, please mention this when you book an appointment, a counselor can then meet with you at the Social Services office of Akureyri located in Glerárgata.

Bjarmahlíð is located at Aðalstræti 14 in Akureyri. The office is open weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm. It is best to book a time on their website or call via telephone 5512520 (the phone is open from 9-2pm). You can also ask an advisor to meet with you online. You can also send them an email at

Bjarmahlíð in Akureyri helps all people who have suffered abuse.

Available support

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Hús Aflins á Akureyri

Aflið in Akureyri

Aflið assists people who have suffered any form of abuse.

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.


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.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse and violence are when someone hurts you physically, like with pinching, shoving, kicking, or punching. Threats of physical abuse are also physical violence.

Manneskja í fjötrum. Hún er með lokuð augu og er leið á svipinn og heldur þétt utan um sig. Rauður þykkur borði er vafinn utan um hana.

Ofbeldi gegn fötluðu fólki

People with disabilities are more likely to experience abuse than other people. It is abuse when someone does something that hurts you or makes you feel bad.

Manneskja heldur á regnhlíf yfir höfði annarar manneskju sem er greinilega leið. Regnhlífin stoppar rigninguna sem kemur úr skýi fyrir ofan höfuð leiðu manneskjunnar.