Support and counselling for sexual abuse

Walk-in service for victims of sexual assault is located in the Emergency Room at the Hospital in Akureyri (Sjúkrahúsið á Akureyri). It is open 24/7, year round, and there is no cost for going there. You will get help, regardless of where you are from or where you live. It is a good idea to bring someone you trust.

There are nurses, social workers, psychologists, and doctors who work in the emergency room. They offer you help with both physical and emotional wounds. There, you can also get assistance from a lawyer or legal rights protector. Physical evidence is collected for use if you choose to press charges. Even though it is hard, to increase the chances of finding criminal evidence, it's best to go to the emergency room as soon as possible, without washing yourself or your clothes. You are never required to press charges.

You can either come directly or call telephone number 4630800.


Healthcare professionals assess the need for interpreting services if an individual does not speak Icelandic or English or if they use sign language. You can request an interpreter when booking an appointment with your local healthcare centre or when visiting the hospital. Interpreting services can be provided by telephone or on-site. Read more about rights to interpretation.

Walk-in service in Akureyri for victims of sexual assault is open 24 hours a day.

Examination at the Emergency Care for Sexual Assault

Before you go to the Emergency Care for Sexual Assault it can be good to know what to expect.

Tvær manneskju í blómakrónu. Önnur er leið. Hin er ánægð. Þær teygja sig í áttina að hvor annarri. Á myndinni lítur út eins og þær muni haldast í hendur mjög fljótlega.

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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.

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.

Emergency care for sexual assault victims

The Emergency care for sexual assault assists anyone who has been raped, experienced attempted rape or any other sexual abuse.

Sexual abuse

Sexual abuse is when someone touches you inappropriately or sexually or forces you to perform a sexual act against your will. Sexual harassment with words or action is also abuse.

Manneskja heldur fyrir augun. Hún snýr að okkur og mikið liðað hár sveiflast til hægri í vindinum.