Just thinking of Stockholm, the bell of Scandinavian capitals, makes us glow. Saffron yellow buildings line narrow cobblestone streets. Around the next corner you may be rewarded with a  view of sparkling Baltic sea and the next tempting island. Stockholm is made up of 14! Most importantly for family travel, the number of chic parents calmly toting multiple kids against an old-world urban backdrop is inspirational.

Maybe they’re fueled by their sophisticated coffee culture. The key Swedish vocab word here is fika, a social coffee break with a sugary treat. Maybe they make it look easy thanks to the unimpeachable, practical-meets-good-looking design for baby gear. Think Stokke.

Whatever the reason, we’re over the moon for this hip northern town.

Add a museum devoted children’s fiction author Astrid Lingren, who penned Pippi Longstocking, and we may never leave.

Image: Jeppe Wikström

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Small Folk Travel

Small Folk Travel is a family travel site by mama and travel writer Taraneh Jerven. The Jerven family (two toddlers, one bun in the oven) travels incessantly. When researching our trips, we couldn't find the family travel coverage we were looking for. We did our own research. We wrote the family travel guides ourselves. Taraneh Jerven writes for international travel publishers including and DK Eyewitness Travel. We cover good stuff for discerning parents and their little ones. Often these overlap. If they don't, we take turns.

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