Actually, I think the steam boat idea is awesome, as long as we can get you all on it. Especially for anyone international.
But if not, there are always buses and trains. I'll talk to Moski about this.
Ok, so from what I can gather from this thread:
Dutch and intheswim + 1 will fly here and land on the 21st. Pat and WEx +1 will fly here and land ???
Hank will be hung over on the train and meet up in Mariefred station.
I will drive to Mariefred.
J.Andersons and Stormcrow still need to confirm.
That's 10 people, 5 canoes if everyone checks out. With Swede and his family, that's 14 people and 7 canoes.
Everyone flying meet up on July 22 at T - 30 at the boat docks, then kick back for a few hours. Me and Swede will pick you all up in Mariefred and shuttle you to the barbeque. The next morning we take a cab to the canoe place. Then we paddle like crazy for a few days before Hank takes everyone on the train back to Stockholm on July 26. (intheswim, I can drive you to Skavsta instead, if you guys don't want to go back north.) And at the Stockholm train station we scatter like leafs in the wind.
Nothing to it, Bob's your uncle.
EDIT: I see WEx +1 is also flying out of Skavsta. 4 people + gear is doable if you don't mind being a little cramped and having stuff on your lap. It's only a short trip, shouldn't take more than 30 minutes. Let me know if you need a ride.