While in Iceland, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what you find in the United States. Icelandic law prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and requires that public accommodations and government buildings, including elevators, be accessible to individuals with disabilities. All government buildings in Iceland are wheelchair accessible, as are most museums, malls, and large shopping centers in the capital area. The public bus system and taxis both provide transportation services for individuals with disabilities.
However, many stores in the old downtown area in Reykjavik, such as around the popular shopping street of Laugavegur, are not wheelchair accessible. Many sidewalks in downtown Reykjavik lack curb ramps, and the streets in the area are steep. Smaller hotels and hotels outside the major cities are not all accessible to individuals with disabilities. There are very few paths or marked trails at natural attractions found outside of urban areas.