In Iceland, a Letter sent to a farm with hand-drawn map instead of address gets there anyway!
We are in Iceland, and even if this is a country considered as a beautiful travel destination, it hasn’t lost its small village charm: in fact here a letter with a hand-drawn map in place of a written-out address was sended to a farm in Hvammseit, West Iceland.
And the curious fact is that the letter that was successfully delivered to the correct address!
This incredible feat of postal service consisted of an envelope labeled with the country, city name, and the line “A horse farm with an Icelandic/Danish couple and 3 kids and a lot of sheep.”
In case there were several farms which present this description, the envelope sender included an extra information about recipient identification: “The Danish woman works in a supermarket in Búðardalur.”
The illustration on the envelope is a street map of the intended delivery address, complete with a diagram of the nearby lake, names of crossroads, and a big red dot, marking the farm as “here.”
According to a local Icelandic news service, the letter was sended by a group of tourists in Reykjavík who had visited the farm, owned by the Holar family, earlier in that year (source is dated 2016).
The farm attracts a small amount of travelers, as it boasts a little “zoo” where visitors are encouraged to pet the family’s horses, goats, sheep, pigs, and other animals.
Unsure of the farm’s address, the tourists made use of their drawing skills and left the best clues they could for the postman to solve. And they did—thus proving that perhaps anything is possible in Iceland!
Name: a horse farm with an icelandic/danish couple and 3 kids a lot of sheep!
the danish woman works in a supermarket in Búðardalur
Takk fyrir! (translation: Thank you!)