An outstretched hand in Sweden more often welcomes a handshake than a tip. A service charge is automatically included in most Swedish hotel bills.

Tipping for special services provided by hotel staff is fine, but is not expected and is simply a matter of personal taste.
At restaurants, a service charge is included in the bill, but a small gratuity is expected for evening meals.
Taxi drivers should be given a few extra kronor.
Porters and cloakroom attendants often charge fixed fees. Doormen at hotels and restaurants are tipped modestly.


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