Welcome to Iceland

This website aims to share accurate and up-to-date information about the services and rights that are available to asylum seekers,their accessibility and limitations.

This website is managed by the Icelandic Red Cross. The aim of this website is to answer the inquiries and concerns raised by the asylum seekers in Iceland through our consultations and activities.

The rights and services described are verified by the relevant practitioners and the Red Cross service providers. The information reflects the most common practice for specific set of services or location.

Red Cross helpline


Emergency services


Social Media

Services in your area

Find available services in your area by selecting your location. Explore offerings from shelters, food, and health to legal aid and more, tailored to your needs.

Services based in Akranes are available to the asylum seekers based in Akranes and, also for those that are based in Glymur (Hvalfjörður)

Some asylum seekers are based in Akureyri. Information about available services for the asylum seekers in Akureyri can be found here..

Asylum seekers living in Bifröst can find the information about the services here.

Some asylum seekers are housed in Hotel Glymur in Hvalfjörður. Read here how the services are most commonly delivered or accessed.

Some of the asylum seekers are also living in Hafnarfjörður. You can read here about available services.

If you live in Kopavogur, you can see here the locations that are available to you and the asylum seekers in this municipality.

If you are housed in Laugarvatn, you will likely have some of the services available in Selfoss or other locations. Here you can learn more about it.

Locations and working hours of services for asylum seekers that are based in Reykjavík.