Free counseling in Iceland

112 Iceland

112 Iceland has an updated database of places where abuse can be addressed. Moreover, this page provides useful information about abuse in its different forms.

Bergið Headspace

Bergið is a support and counseling center for young adults up to 25 years of age. They offer counseling:


Bjarkarhlíð is a center for victims of violence. The aim is to provide support, advice and education about the nature and consequences of violence.

  • Þingvað 3, 110 Reykjavík
  • 553 3000
  • trauma-focused counseling, support and information
  • support groups
  • legal counseling

Domus Medica

Free counseling sessions with a psychologist are offered by Heilbrigðisskoðun innflytjenda. Service is provided to refugees and asylum seekers from countries outside the European Economic Area.

  • Located in Domus Medica, Egilsgata 3, 101 Reykjavík. 4th floor
  • 513 5130

Helpline 1717

The Red Cross operated Helpline 1717 is open 24/7 and free. Promises full confidentiality and anonymity. No issue is too big or small for the helpline. The service can be used in two modifications:


The Women’s Shelter offers free support, consultancy and information for women, their family and relatives about abuse or violence. There is no cost for speaking to a counselor.


The Women’s Counseling offers legal and social work counseling for women, however they assist anyone regardless of sex. Service is free of change and run on volunteer basis.
  • personal legal and social counselin in Túngata 14, 101 Reykjavík
  • 552 1500

Multicultural Information Centre

MMC aims to enable every individual to become an active member of Icelandic society, no matter the background or where they come from. Are you new in Iceland, or still adjusting? Do you have a question or need assistance? Languages: English, Polish, Spanish, Arabic, Ukrainian, Russian and Icelandic.

Pieta Samtökin

Organization Pieta is a place where to address suicide or self-harm. They take care of people in risk and support their relatives. Counseling and support groups are offered for everyone who is older 18 years.

  • personal counseling in Amtmannsstígur 5a, 101 Reykjavík
  • 552 2218  phone available 24/7


SÁÁ’ specializes in drug addiction treatment. The treatments vary from a single interview to extensive therapy and are based on available scientific knowledge in medicine, psychology and social science.


Stígamót is a center for survivors of sexual violence that provides free and confidential counseling for survivors of rape, sexual molestation, sexual harassment, pornographic exploitation and prostitution. Service is for women and men.
  • counseling in Höfðabakki 9, 110 Reykjavík
  • self help groups
  • 562 6868

Samtökin '78

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.

W.O.M.E.N (Women Of Multicultural Ethnicity Network in Iceland)

At W.O.M.E.N in Iceland women of foreign origin can get counseling and advice regarding their rights and resources available to them in Iceland. W.O.M.E.N especially assist women who have suffered abuse in any form. Counseling is free of charge.