Can you believe this letter without an address reached its destination? Here’s how

Iceland is famous for a lot of things – its picturesque locations, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. But you can add more to the list. It also has the world’s best postal service which doesn’t even require an address to deliver your letters. Yes, you heard that right! In what can be called […]

By: Express Web Desk | Published: September 3, 2016 2:40:44 pm
The picture of the letter was posted by a Reddit user The picture of the letter was posted by a Reddit user

Iceland is famous for a lot of things – its picturesque locations, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. But you can add more to the list. It also has the world’s best postal service which doesn’t even require an address to deliver your letters. Yes, you heard that right! In what can be called one of kind incident, a tourist who had forgotten the address of his intended receipent drew a map of the location on the envelope and that was all it took for the postal service to deliver the letter, reports the West Iceland news service Skessuhornið.

The letter was posted in Reykjavík, the country’s capital and the largest city. The writer could not recall the address of the location so instead, he used his artistic creativity. He drew a map on the envelope leading to a farm in Hvammsveit, West Iceland, with a red dot marked on the destination. Besides the map, there were a few clues to help the postal services such as “Country: Iceland. City: Búðardalur. Name: A horse farm with an Icelandic/Danish couple and three kids and a lot of sheep!”

According to The Sun, Rebecca Cathrine Kaadu Ostenfeld in Iceland was the lucky recipient of the letter. The incident which took place a few months ago was brought back in the limelight when a reddit user posted a picture of the envelope. Since then picture has gone viral over the Internet. In the age of lightning-fast emails and instant messaging, it is really heart-warming to see a person making the effort to ensure that his letter was delivered despite not knowing the address.

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