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This will restore your faith in humanity: a postcard has been safely delivered to its destination in Iceland – despite not actually having a delivery address!

After visiting Holar Farm in the Dalabyggð region of Iceland, a group of tourists wanted to send a postcard from Reykjavik, but there was one small problem. They couldn’t remember its address!

Turns out that in Iceland, this isn’t as much of a problem as you’d expect as, in place of writing the farm’s address as the postcard’s intended destination, the group instead drew a map and wrote a short description of the farm – describing it as a “horse farm with an Icelandic/Danish couple and 3 kids and a lot of sheep!”

In many places around the world, we’re not sure that would work. Iceland, it seems, is not one of those places.

At just 40,000 square miles large and with a population of around 320,000, Iceland is a small island country and we suspect this played a part in the successful delivery of the postcard to one Rebecca Cathrine Kaadu Ostenfeld.

An image of the letter was posted on Imgur, and unsurprisingly it’s gone viral.

Without an address, an Icelandic tourist drew this map of the intended location (Búðardalur) and surroundings on the envelope. The postal service delivered!

IMG: Shutterstock

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