Sjálfsbjörg, the Icelandic federation of physically disabled people
Sjálfsbjörg (literally “self-help”) is a national federation of physically disabled people; it was founded on June 4th 1959. There are now 12 local Sjálfsbjörg organisations all over Iceland. The goal of Sjálfsbjörg is to fight for the equality of disabled people and to inform the public about the circumstances of physically disabled people. In spite of many kinds of improvement to the benefit of disabled people over the years, there is still a long way to go to reach equality. There are nearly 2000 members of Sjálfsbjörg. Sjálfsbjörg’s headquarters are at Hátún 12, 105 Reykjavik.
Sjálfsbjörg also operates an Knowledge Centre for disabled people, Þekkingarmiðstöð Sjálfsbjargar. On their homepage you can for example find information in English for disabled people who travel to Iceland.
Sjálfsbjörg also operates a Mobility equipment renting (started early 2017) named Hjálpartækjaleiga Sjálfsbjargar. There one can rent various equipment for mobile disabled persons, first and formost wheelchairs and walkers. Please visit their website: www.hjalpartaeki.is
The opening hours of Sjálfsbjörg are Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 and 13.00 – 15:00 (GMT)
Tel. +354 5500 360