Before Iceland got in trouble like the rest of the world, there were charter tours offering weekly shopping trips to St. John's and Halifax. Planes full of tourist arrived weekly and spend several thousand dollars each, and that would be repeated the next week . . . still happens, but a little less often. Just my take on why they want the CDN$ :encouragement:I have always wanted to go to Iceland, I made it to Greenland last year and it was stunning. Well worth the trip!