Parents and Children

If problems arise between parents and children, or the family and a third party, counselling and support services are available at several locations.

Félag um foreldrajafnrétti (association of equal rights for parents)


Vímulaus æska og foreldrasíminn
(parental advice and work towards a drug-free youth)

Tel.: (+354) 581-1799

The emergency line for parents is open 24 hours, all year round. Services are in Icelandic.


Hitt húsið (youth work and counselling)

Pósthússtræti 3–5
101 Reykjavík
Tel.: (+354) 520-4611, 520-4621

Hitt húsið is a cultural and information centre offering comprehensive advisory services to young people. One programme reaches out to people of foreign backgrounds who live in Reykjavík and are aged 16-25, with Icelanders also being welcome. The centre aims at eliminating social isolation and helping individual youths to integrate. Instructors are available to support young people. Meetings are held once a week, and the consultation times are 9-15:00 every weekday.