Get ready to travel with friends and friends of friends.
My motto for group travel is "nobody has to do anything they don't want to do", so I will provide suggested itineraries with lots of customizable "choose your own adventure" options. For now, save the date and keep your eye on airline tickets.
Budget: approx. $1500 (not including airfare) for double room hostel-like but very nice accommodations (see below), food, in-country transportation, and most activities.
Food: Breakfast included at hostel 7-10 a.m. There is every type of dining option in Stockholm from carnivorous meatballs to vegan, gluten-free etc. (and many places will even show you your meal's carbon footprint). Personally, I get hangry very easily, so I will share my plans for food everyday, people can join or totally do their own things. The hostel also has kitchen facilities.
Accommodations: I LOVE Zinkensdamm Hostel/Hotel. It is in a great location, and is "lagom" (just right) nice and Nordic not luxurious and not a chain-hotel. I know it sounds crazy, but I suggest the "hostel rooms", you can choose between a single or double room depending on your budget and mood. They come with WC and shower in room and with breakfast (think McMenamins but Nordic).
Flights: on your own, we'll meet up on August 27 at our hotel or whenever you can join.
Commitment and Contact: I will get in touch with you after the new year to make a financial commitment so that we can secure lodging....let's shoot for 6 months in advance: Feb. 27 (although, you might want to book a ticket before that).