In winter the Icelandic horses add some colour to this very monochromatic place. They are very varied in appearance and in character and are very friendly. On a couple of occasions we wandered among the horses in their pastures. They are inquisitive creatures and not afraid of people, so it was easy to get close to them, sometimes even a bit too close. I was amazed by their very long fur; they seem well adjusted to the tough conditions they live in.