The Women’s Shelter Association runs two shelters for women in Iceland.

The executive director of the Association for Women’s Shelters is Sigþrúður Guðmundsdóttir. Her phone number is 561 1205 and her e-mail is

One shelter is located in Reykjavík and the other is in Akureyri. There is a 24-hour shift on the shelters’ phones, both in Reykjavík and in Akureyri. Services for women and children who have to flee their homes due to violence are comparable in both shelters.

In case of emergency, call 112


The Women’s Shelter in the Capital Area – Reykjavík

Tel: 561 1205




The Women’s Shelter in the North – Akyreyri

Project Manager is Signý Valdimarsdóttir Social Worker.

Tel: 561 1206

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