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Tipping in Iceland...

Birmingham, Alabama
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Tipping in Iceland...

I've read that you don't tip in restaurants in Iceland. What about for tour guides? Whenever I have done guided tours in other countries, I've always tipped the guide. I certainly would not want to offend anyone by either tipping or not tipping.

Also, does anyone know if Discover cards are widely accepted? My Discover has no foreign transaction fees and was hoping to use it as my bank cc charges 3%


Mason City, Iowa
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11. Re: Tipping in Iceland...

Our person who cleans our room here at the Hilton has been amazing...extra towels to take to Blue Lagoon, extra coffee in room, and overall a very hard working person. I think she was pleasantly surprised when I tipped her this morning. I figured I'd rather give her the ten for towels than renting them out at the BL.

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12. Re: Tipping in Iceland...

No tipping is not customary in Iceland. If you want to give your guide or someone else a special thank you, a bottle of wine for intance is much more suitable.

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