Iceland: These horses reply to your vacation emails

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These Icelandic horses answer your vacation emails

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With an unusual procedure, the Iceland Tourism Authority wants to make your day job – or much more getting away from it – easier. Three purebred Icelandic horses take care of your emails when you’re away – with the help of an XXL keyboard.

HWhen you go on vacation, there is a lot on your to-do list. In addition to packing their bags, employees also have to take care of the annoying organizational stuff, like writing deliveries and of course – preparing an absence notice. Without them, there will be a rude awakening when you return to your office after your vacation.

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But how do you craft the short message that you don’t have time to make requests and appointments? The text should have the right balance between formal and humorous, but it should also remain realistic. For those short on ideas right now, the Icelandic Tourist Board has a ready-made solution: just let three Icelandic horses reply to your emails while you relax on vacation.

Yes, you read that correctly. Before we tell you how you can also find the right Icelandic horse for you “Perse”, there is one additional question to be answered:

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Litla, Hrímnir and Hekla answer your emails efficiently and quickly

At least that’s the promise of the “Outhorse Your Email” campaign. Employees who can’t keep their hands off their vacation emails should, after all, be able to get off work thanks to the efficiency of a horse. VisitIsland wrote on the campaign homepage: “Get off work and let Icelandic horses answer your emails while you’re on vacation.” “Your boss will never notice the difference,” the accompanying video says rudely.

The three Icelandic horses were reportedly trained to write short emails on a giant outdoor keyboard. There are three horses to choose from: Litla Stjarna Frá Hvítarholti, who writes quickly but often takes naps; Hríminir Frá Hvammi, assertive and efficient at the same time, also has a high-gloss mane; And last but not least, Hekla Frá Porkellshóli, who is friendly and specializes in buzz business. Simply select one of the three Icelanders, enter your email address and vacation period, and the selected horse will write the answers to incoming emails while you are relaxing in Mallorca.

Here you can see Icelandic horses in action:

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Could a faraway Icelandic horse notice real success?

Anyway, animals write an email – but it’s a jumble of letters. Horses, sometimes referred to as Icelandic ponies, simply click randomly on their field with the XXL keyboard. By the way, this was made specifically for ardent holiday representatives.

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So if you don’t have clients, colleagues or bosses who understand this fun, you probably shouldn’t use the Icelandic service. Otherwise, there will be an even more unpleasant surprise after the flight than if you forgot to set up a letter out of the office at all.

However: It looks very neat how the three Icelandic horses move across the keyboard. You should probably attach a video to every email. By the way, the horse breed is considered a symbol of the island in the Atlantic Ocean. If Icelandic horses could reply to emails, one would like to visit the animals. Hey Hot! The Tourism Authority has already achieved its goal with its funny advertising campaign.

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