The perfect postie! Letter sent by tourist to couple in Iceland using a scrawled map instead of a name or address arrives at destination

  • Tourist sent a letter to a couple in Búðardalur, Iceland, without an address
  • The envelope had a basic drawing of a map and description of the couple 
  • It read: ‘A horse farm with an Icelandic/ Danish couple and three kids’  

A letter sent by a tourist to a couple in Iceland has managed to arrive at the correct destination, despite the sender drawing a makeshift map instead of using the address.  

The holidaymaker had visited the farm in Búðardalur, west Iceland, during their trip to the country but hadn’t made a note of the address.

So on their way home, they posted an envelope in Reykjavík with a rough location of the farm in the town. 

A letter sent by a tourist to a couple in Iceland arrived at the correct destination, despite the sender drawing a makeshift map instead of using the address 

A letter sent by a tourist to a couple in Iceland arrived at the correct destination, despite the sender drawing a makeshift map instead of using the address 

It also carried a brief description of the family that lived at the property. 

As well as a rough drawing of some buildings and a few roads, some written details explained some crude details in the village, which sits in the remote Hvammsfjörður area. 

They said: ‘A horse farm with an Icelandic/Danish couple and three kids and a lot of sheep. 

They added as an afterthought: ‘The Danish woman works in a supermarket in Búðardalur.’

Incredibly, the Icelandic postal service managed to decipher the directions and the letter was delivered earlier this year.   

It seems that Iceland’s posties aren’t the only ones going above and beyond the call of duty though, when a Redditor called Jidoen shared the picture of the letter online, others were quick to share their own experiences. 

The village of Búðardalur is found in the  Hvammsfjörður fjord region - a remote area in west Iceland 

The village of Búðardalur is found in the  Hvammsfjörður fjord region – a remote area in west Iceland 

One Australian software worker who calls themselves Silly said: ‘ I used to work at an ISP, and I asked a customer to send us some info to our support address, s*****@ispname.com.au.

‘They wrote the info out on paper, put it in an envelope, wrote the email address on it and posted it. It arrived.’ 

Another called Davin900 added: ‘My Irish friend sent his mom a letter addressed simply to her name (very common Irish name) and her county. 

‘He did it as a joke to illustrate how much Ireland can be like a small town. 

‘Naturally it was delivered without issue and even arrived with a note from the postman asking how her son was getting on in America, ha.’ 

 






Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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