Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Reykjavik trip report
We did these three cities with the stop-over offers with IcelandAir. Stockholm and Copenhagen were the most impressive as overall food cities, but the best meal was had in Reykjavik. Compared to Toronto we found dining to be a little more expensive but there was some value found in the higher end restaurants. When looking at prices online, keep in mind they include most of the tip and tax. The quality of ingredients was high, we had great breads, and it almost seemed difficult to find truly bad food. Even museum cafeterias would have interesting options like lamb shoulder cooked in duck fat. I'll post on each city separately and hopefully this will help others who are travelling to these countries.
Glad to hear you had a good time!
I've done the same with Iceland Air. You'd pretty much be flying over Iceland no matter what the destination in europe anyway so no detour there at all. It's just the perfect voluntary stopover.
"include most of the tip and tax":
Tax is always included in full (all over europe and practically everywhere outside the U.S.) and I can't remember the last time I tipped in Europe, must have been more than ten years ago (except leaving coins on the table when I receive the tab change). In my experience, the only people that tip are visitors from the U.S. and some europeans (>40 year olds). I certainly feel it's a generational thing. When my parents travelled around Europe in the 70's and 80's they'd tip too.
And let's be honest here, why do Californians even do tipping? Not much because of bad waiter staff conditions but rather because everyone else does it.