Support for Queer people (LGBTQ)

Samtökin ’78 is the National Queer Association of Iceland – for all queer persons regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex characteristics or gender expression. They offer social counselling to queer people, their families and professionals. Their counsellors have extensive experience working with queer people. No issue is too big or too small to discuss with them. The first three hours of counseling are free of cost. If you want to receive additional counseling, you can negotiate the payment or even receive a subsidy payment from the government.

Their place is wheelchair accessible. All events for the organization are in wheelchair-accessible buildings. Samtökin '78 offer access to interpreters and sign language interpreters when needed.

Samtökin ’78 is located at Suðurgata 3 in Reykjavík. They are open weekdays from 1 pm to 4 pm. It is best to book a time on their website. You can also call them at the phone number 5527878 or send an email to

Samtökin '78 help all queer persons who have experienced abuse of any kind. You are always welcome there.

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.

The Sick Love Chat

The Sick love chat is an anonymous chat for young people who seek advice about their relationships, communication or violence.

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.

Honor-based abuse

Honor-based abuse is when someone, usually a close relative, inflicts abuse on you to protect the honor of the family. When honor is set above your human rights, that is abuse.

Manneska situr á hnjánum á gólfinu. Hún er leið á svip, með lokuð augun og höfuðið lítur niður til jarðar.