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Tipping in Norway: The Norway Tipping Guide

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Tipping in Norway isn’t a standard practice, but there are still times to leave a few Euros.This Norway tipping guide will help you know when/how much to tip for great service.

Tipping in Norway

Tipping in Norway isn’t customary, but it is considered a nice gesture to round up the bill to the nearest 10 or 100 NOK for service that exceeds expectations. People working in the service industry make a decent wage, meaning they aren’t reliant on tips to subsidize their income. With that in mind, there isn’t a standard amount to tip each time. Tipping in Norway is completely voluntary and the how much to leave for a job well done is completely up to you. The main thing to consider is that gratuity is included in the cost of many services, so do check before leaving any extra. Keep in mind that most people will be grateful for the gesture, but it is by no means an obligation.

Though tipping might not be that common, there are general guidelines that will help ensure a stress-free vacation. This Norway tipping guide will help you navigate when/where you can leave a little extra for great service.

Norway Tipping Guide

Café Server/Barista: It’s not customary to tip, but it is a nice gesture for exceptional service.  

Restaurant Server: Tipping is a personal preference and is not expected by servers. If, however, the service is exceptional, round up the bill to the nearest 10NOK or 100NOK.

Bartender: It is not customary to tip, but is a nice gesture for exceptional service.  

Tour Guides: Gratuity is typically included in the cost of the tour, but feel free to give extra for service that exceeds expectations.

Taxis: A tip isn’t required, but rounding up to the nearest NOK is a nice gesture for longer distances or navigating difficult traffic.

Doorman: Gratuity is typically included in the cost of your stay, but a little extra is always a nice gesture for exceptional service.  

Bellhop: Gratuity is typically included in the cost of your stay, but a little extra is always a nice gesture for exceptional service.  

Housecleaning: Gratuity is typically included in the cost of your stay, but a little extra is always appreciated for a truly spotless stay.  

Concierge: Gratuity is typically included in the cost of your stay, but you may leave a little extrafor a hard-to-get reservation or an insider recommendation.

Stylist: Tipping isn’t required or expected, but round up the bill to the nearest 10NOK or 100NOK for a dynamite new look.

Spa Service Provider: There is a chance a service fee will be included in the final bill. If there isn’t one, a tip of 10 percent is appreciated.  

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Information confirmed by Innovation Norway.

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