Great stuff, congratulatins on your pilgrimage. I'm still a repeating sinner, but less so than before. Took up film (MF) again earlier this year, and though I wouldn't say the quality is that much better than can be had from my digital cameras, it sure is much more fun. Different league altogether.
I can understand your wonder of the countryside up north, its stunning.
Sounds great - very glad you've found film again, I came back to film in a similar, roundabout way. Epson v750 huh? I had a v500 a while back and loved using it when making digital end-products of my film work - best of luck with it, I found it dead simple to use and the scans were everything I could have asked for.
Just as a side note - I never really liked the way my colour reversal (slide) film looked when scanned with the v500 and always had to play around with it - not sure why that is, colour negative stuff looked great without any alterations. Anyhow all the best and enjoy your new old cameras!
Well,-I'm a "søring" too, and I moved to Karasjok a year ago, which made me take up photography again after many years of no activity.
I can't make claims about digital in general, but my Nikon D-50 and D-3000 did not impress me very much. For close-ups these cameras are fine, but for landscapes they proved (in my opinion) almost useless. I still have a long way to go in getting to know my scanner and the software (Epson v750/silverfast) but so far the results look promising. But I'll admit that digital is easier, and I truly hate the mess with chemicals in the darkroom, but the medium format gear is a world apart from the lower cost consumer DSLR's.