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Tipping in Restaurants and in General

D T
Montreal, Canada
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Tipping in Restaurants and in General

Is the tip included in Icelandic restaurant bills? or do you need to add it to the bill?

What about other services like tours? What is standard practice in Iceland?

Cole Harbour, Canada
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1. Re: Tipping in Restaurants and in General

Tipping has been addressed several times in this form.

Basically Tipping is not a part of the Icelandic culture, But if you get great service from a guide or a server they will certainly be happy to accept it. Sometimes you may get a quizzical look as it is not usually expected. Now after saying that our last couple of visits we have noticed that tip jars are slowly appearing in some venues (either it is a result of the current economic conditions or as a result of us North Americans who are used to paying a tip at all times).

If you feel like giving a tip please do so and if not then at least thank them for their service. Either way both of you will feel good about your interaction.

The Icelandic people are kind and very hard working so what ever you decide I know that you will enjoy your visit and hopefully you will return many times more.

D T
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Thank you!

Cole Harbour, Canada
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Your welcome.

We are on our way back this coming Saturday for our 4th visit since 2010. We have fell in Love with both the country and the people.

Gardabaer, Iceland
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I've noticed in a few places a beer glass for tips. Same applies as before tipping is optional and should be given towards excellence. No wages are tips depending, it's against the law, so no tips = no harm = no foul

D T
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Thanks Unnar. That is not the case in Canada.

Hanthonythomas Enjoy your trip!

Cole Harbour, Canada
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Thanks DT

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