Thanks guys, I really appreciate the comments.
George (copake ham) -- Once you set aside all the film versus digital wars, there are really some interesting differences in the two media. The crispness of high end digital is nothing short of amazing. I have shot film (Velvia 100) versus digital (10mp DMR) in the same camera, and the differences are interesting. The level of detail rendered is very similar, but digital wins in terms of clarity. That said, I think film has a certain something that makes it more natural. I don't know if I can really define, it, but perhaps it is just that it is closer to how our eyes see the world. I am really not sure. Both are great options, and I sincerely hope that both will be available to photographers in the future. I am reminded of the difference between LP's and SACD's. Both sound extraordinary at their best, but there is still a notable difference.
As for Iceland, I was only there for five days, but I fell in love with the country so deeply, that this summer I am taking an intensive Icelandic language program, and will be studying the language for about 9 weeks this summer, 6 of which will be in Iceland itself. I am hoping to be able to assist for some Icelandic photographers, and the best case scenario would be to do so for people like Ragnar Axelsson, Sigurdur Sigmundsson and Pall Stefansson. Even if I am not able to, I look forward to learning the language and making it one of the main countries I focus on, along with Russia and Japan.