Upscale Östermalm With Toddlers

Open your baby’s eyes to a posh Stockholm neighborhood with a boat ride, parks and playgrounds and an upscale urban experience.

Experience Chic Östermalm Through The Eyes Of A Local Mum

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Who Created This Tour?
Jessica Akitikpa

Jessica is a French Ivoirienne mother of 2, married to a Swede. She has lived all over including London and Chicago and now resides with her family in Stockholm. Jessica works in legal counsel but her true passion is exploring the world. Travel is in her blood!

What You Should Know Before Taking This Tour

This is a stroller-friendly tour. While you are on the boat, the boat company will provide a place to park your stroller. You may want to have a lock for it, just in case. 

Otherwise, just bring whatever you would normally have for walking around a city. 

For stroller recommendations, check out our article about best strollers for air travel

This is a casual day-time trail. As the weather changes pretty easily in Stockholm, layers are a good option.

As Sweden is well on its way to being a cashless society, you don’t need to worry about carrying around Swedish crowns. You will be able to pay for everything by credit card. The most expensive activity is the boat tour, although children under 5 are free!

This trail is perfect for babies and up!

If you want to make it through the whole trail, we recommend taking the 1-hour canal tour and taking the first boat of the day (10:30 am).

The boat tour runs from April until mid-December. It is ideal to do in the summer, but if you are properly equipped, it is totally doable on a nice spring or fall day. 

About The Upscale Östermalm With Toddlers Trail

Östermalm is a posh residential neighborhood of Stockholm filled with shops and restaurants. While it doesn’t have the reputation of being particularly family friendly, as all of Stockholm (Sweden, really) is built to be stroller accessible, you will have no issues in Östermalm. All baby and toddler amenities (like pram accessibility, changing tables etc.) will be easily found throughout the tour.


What is there not to love about Stockholm? Stockholm is a city on the water. Despite the extensive suburbs stretching out to the north and south of the city, the defining feature of the city is the intersection of the huge Lake Mälaren with the Baltic Sea. Starting off with the Stromma boat tour is a great way to get acquainted with the city and understand why it is called the Venice of the north.

Sweden is a paradise for families, and Stockholm an excellent destination when traveling with kids. Almost everything is child-friendly and accessible with a pram.

Even if you do find yourself having to navigate a flight of stairs or having to board a boat, many a passer-by will gladly help. Public facilities all have electric doors making entering and exiting a breeze; restaurants are mostly spacious and offer highchairs for children and a place to park the pram.

This trail will take you through one of the nicest neighborhoods in Stockholm, but in a family-friendly way.


Start off with a walk along Strandvägen, a street along the quay not far from where you caught the boat. One of the most expensive streets in the city, Strandvägen is home to Stockholm’s nicest shops and spectacular 18th century apartment buildings. Just imagine what a view they must have!

Make your way over to the Strömkajen boat dock located right by the luxurious Grand Hotel where you will catch a boat tour through the canals or out to the archipelago. Fun for parents and kids alike. Strömma offers tours that vary in length from an hour to full day excursions.

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