Reykjavik - Post Report Question and Answers

Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Probably. Downtown is fairly navigable but a lot of older buildings have not been retrofitted and the countryside can also lack services. - Sep 2021

Yes! The embassy and the country are not ADA compliant. Sidewalks are cobblestone, everything has stairs and maybe not an elevator, there's ice all winter, etc. - Nov 2017

Yes, definitely. There are a few places in town that have access for people with disabilities but not many. And the mission itself is not ADA compliant. I will add that there's no snow/ice removal in the winter, so a even a simple walk down the sidewalk can be dodgy. Yak-trax/crampons are the answer. - Jun 2015

The Embassy is not ADA compliant and many shops aren't either - it'd be tough. - Feb 2013

Iceland is not a great place for someone with disabilities. In Reykjavik it's not too bad because most of the buildings have wheelchair access ramps, but a lot of the small, older buildings in the downtown shopping area have no ramps, steps, or are too small to accommodate a wheelchair. Public buses and taxis all have wheelchair/disability access. Outside of Reykjavik most of the touristy sites are out in the smack middle of nature and have no special access for those with disabilities. - Jul 2011


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