Tipping in Iceland
I'm headed to Iceland in a couple days and just want to make sure I'm clear on the tipping culture. I don't know anyone who's been to Iceland but my Internet/guidebook research seems to indicate that tips are not expected and service is included. True? Is there anywhere that this is not true? For example, do I not tip at a standard restaurant but do at a coffee shop? (Just as an example.) Thanks!
I see I am a bit late, but will answer for further reference. It is not customary to tip in Iceland at all, not in cabs, at hairdressers, in hotels or at restaurants.
You might see 'tip jars' in bars, smaller hotels for the staff. My daughter works at an Italian Restaurant downtown Reykjavik and is always grateful when she gets a tip, no matter how little it is.
So my advice, do not feel guilty for not leaving a tip anywhere in Iceland, but if you feel you have received exceptional service and want to tip..please do.