Skarpi & all
I was in Iceland in 1988. Spent 4 days in Reykjavik and the general area and them spend 5 days on horseback across much of the island to Stodvar. We took a coach back and spent a great night in Vik.
I though all the people were the friendliest I'd ever encountered and I fell in love with every woman I met.
We had a fun time trying to explain the tv show "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" to one of our guides.
And you're right about the expense of a Mudcat Convention being a bit expensive. Maybe we could all camp at Thingvellir?