May 26, 2022
Iceland has a service that allows you to pick which horses will reply to your emails while you are on vacation in the country.
The world’s first OutHorse your Email service has been designed to encourage all travelers to take a break and enjoy the countryside uninterrupted. Using a large keyboard mat, horses walk, trot, canter and pace their way across the keys.
Clients are able to pick the horse that will be replying to their emails, however, you should be warned that they may take a quick nap at work!
According to a recent study by Visit Iceland, about 41% of people globally check their work email between 1 and 4 times per day while on holidays and 14% do so between 5 and 6 times every day.
“When visitors travel to Iceland we want them to fully experience everything our nation has to offer, from breathtaking surroundings to endless landscapes and friendly faces.” -Sigríður Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, head of Visit Iceland.
OutHorse Your Email allows visitors to explore Iceland and be present throughout their trip. However, alert your contacts that for some time they might receive responses such as “þþnjifai=’.,,lmbmbnbbhgycdrgzw/’pfæ ndaiFVxhðut7r7r7djsmfdsm” as the horses stamp on the keyboard keys.
“Our talented horses took naturally to the OutHorse Your Email service, tölting and galloping their way across the fields and creating a range of unique emails that will help holidaymakers enjoy their trip without any interruptions. From curiosity, intelligence and independence, our horses are special for many reasons, and so now we can add email responders too.” -Jelena Ohm, Project Manager of Horses of Iceland.
As a consequence of the pandemic, many workers have shifted to remote working. Although this brings many benefits, it also blurs out the lines between working and personal lives.
According to their research, 59% of people feel as if their boss, colleagues and clients expect them to reply even when taking a break. As a result less than half (44%) of employees actually feel rested after their trip.
Moreover, 15% have canceled or postponed their holidays plans due to work. Iceland’s Outhorsing workers email replies so employees do not have to and can enjoy nature.
If you are planning your next trip to Iceland, enjoy a distraction-free trip and get your emails covered by Iceland’s horses. Pick your horse here!