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Support and Counselling due to Sexual Abuse

Walk-in service for victims of sexual abuse is located in the Emergency Room (Neyðarmóttaka) at the National Hospital in Fossvogur. It is open 24/7, 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 with you.

There are nurses, psychologists, and doctors who work in the emergency room. They offer you help with both physical and emotional wounds and treat everyone with the fullest respect. There, you can also get assistance from a lawyer or guardian of rights. Physical evidence is collected for use if you choose to press charges. Even though it's hard, to increase the chances of finding criminal evidence, it's best to go to the emergency room as soon as possible after an abuse, without washing you or your clothes.

The phone number at the National Hospital is 543 1000, and it is open 24/7. It is also possible to send an email to or contact the emergency room through the online chat on the hospital's website.

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

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The police in Iceland help people who have suffered abuse of any kind. Police see abuse in close relationships as a very serious matter.


Stígamót helps people of all genders who have been sexually abused.

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.