Nobel Week Tour 2023

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This once-in-a-lifetime educational experience is one you don't want to miss. Each year, a group of NSHSS members travels to Stockholm, Sweden, in December to celebrate our organization's co-founder, Claes Nobel, and his family's history with the Nobel Prize Ceremony. Join us this year for our return to Sweden!

During the Nobel Week tour, you will have a chance to:

  • Experience the Nobel legacy first-hand
  • Explore Stockholm, Sweden: a world hub for sustainability and STEM research
  • Learn about Swedish society and culture
  • Expand your horizons and independence through international travel
December 3-11, 2023
Stockholm, Sweden
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Nobel Week Tour Prices

NSHSS Member
Quad: $3,250
Twin: $3,500
Single: $3,750
Quad: $3,500
Twin: $3,750
Single: $4,000


*Prices are per person

*Parents may accompany their student on tour by registering individually with a separate enrollment form. Please see the FAQ section for more information

What's Included in this Price?

  • Hotel accommodations 
  • Ground Transportation
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Guided Tours and Activities
  • Full-time Tour Director
  • NSHSS Sweatshirt & Swag
  • Traditional Swedish Souvenir
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Nobel Prize Announcements 2023

This year’s Nobel Prize announcements will take place on October 2-9. All of the announcements will be streamed live at 

Follow along to see a new prize announced each day!

Check out Nobel Week recaps from previous years!

Tentative Itinerary

Important Note: This itinerary is not final and is subject to change.

Arrive in Stockholm 

Orientation meeting and dinner at the Generator Hostel


Daily breakfasts at the hostel included 

Visit and guided tour of the Nobel Prize Museum

Free time to explore the old town, Gamla Stan, where the royal palace and Christmas market are!

Museum day! Participants can choose the museums of their interest that they would like to visit (museum admission is not included, but most are free for students!)

Optional visits to Karolinska Institutet (Medicine) and Royal Institute of Technology (Engineering)

Reception at the U.S. Embassy residence for presentations, refreshments, and Q&A

Open lectures at Stockholm University by Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry, and economic sciences

Evening: Cultural Event

Morning train ride to Gothenburg to attend the Nobel Week Dialogue with Nobel laureates and experts talking on a science-related topic. A full-day event, return by train in the evening.

Morning: Museum visit to the Christmas market at the outdoor museum, Skansen  

Evening: A very special Nobel dinner and our own Nobel Ceremony at the Faculty Club of Stockholm University
Dinner provided 

Travel back home or extend your trip!

Important Notes

Please read prior to registration!

Participants are strongly encouraged to take a COVID test and ensure they are negative prior to traveling to the tour's starting point to prevent a situation where they may not be able to participate in the tour.

All travelers on this tour MUST be 16 years of age or older.

All travelers must have a valid passport. Travelers are responsible for their own flight arrangements with incoming flights arriving on December 3 (most likely departing the US on Dec 2) and outbound flights no earlier than December 11, as program activities run from December 4-10.

NSHSS Tours staff will coordinate pickups at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and transportation options back to the airport on the listed dates only. Any tour participants who would like to arrive early or extend their stay will be responsible for booking their own additional accommodations.

All NSHSS travelers are required to agree to the official Booking Conditions and NSHSS Academic Tour Code of Conduct before departing on tour.

$500 deposit is non-refundable but will be applied towards the total tour fee.
Flights are not included in the program fee.

All payments are due by October 20th. Failure to meet this payment deadline will result in removal from the tour.

The enrollment deadline is October 1st, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to all of your tour questions here!

No! NSHSS has decided not to implement a vaccine mandate for our Nobel Week tours as the World Health Organization no longer defines Covid-19 as a pandemic. However, participants are strongly encouraged to take a COVID test and ensure they are negative prior to traveling to the tour's starting point to prevent a situation where they may not be able to participate in the tour.

These terms refer to hotel room occupancy. All aspects of the tour are the exact same for each attendee, so we base the tour price on the attendee's hostel room preference. If you select QUAD, you reserve ONE SPOT for yourself in a hostel room with 3 other tour participants. The hostel room will have two beds, with two people in each bed and 4 students in the room in total. If you select TWIN, you reserve ONE SPOT for yourself in a hostel room with 1 other tour participant. The hostel room will have two beds, with one person in each bed and 2 students in the room in total. If you select SINGLE, you reserve an entire hostel room for yourself. All tour pricing is per person.

Yes! To attend the Nobel Week Tour, each attendee must purchase a tour by filling out an enrollment form individually with their personal information. Parents are allowed to accompany their students on this tour, and they would participate in all aspects of the tour just as every other member does.

Each attendee (parents and guests included) must complete their own enrollment form to attend the tour. Please note tour prices are per person regardless of group size. Adults can only be placed in a room with students they are attending the tour with. If a parent and a student would like to attend the tour and room together, the student would fill out an enrollment form and select TWIN, and the parent would fill out their own enrollment form (with their information as both the traveler and payment contact) and select TWIN. If the student does not want to room with their parent and would like to be paired with other students attending the tour, the parent must select SINGLE, and then the student can select any rooming option. For a group of 4 attending the tour (any combination of parents, students, siblings, or guests), ALL attendees would fill out their own individual enrollment form with their personal information, and ALL select QUAD.

No! As an NSHSS member, benefit members and their guests can use the NSHSS member tour pricing. Please note tour prices are per person. Non-Member pricing is reserved for students unaffiliated with NSHSS who want to attend the tour.

Each attendee is responsible for their own transportation arrangements. NSHSS does not assist with airfare, and flights are not included in this tour price. With NSHSS members all over the country, it would be too difficult to facilitate flights for every member coming from different airports at different times. Some members also choose to extend their trip in Europe past the tour dates, so we are able to offer a lower price for everyone without flights included.

The package includes hostel accommodations for the week, ground transportation, breakfasts on program days, one dinner OR lunch per program day, guided tours and activities within the programming, a full-time tour director, NSHSS swag, a Swedish souvenir, and all gratuities.

The NSHSS Nobel Week Tour is only sold as an all-inclusive tour package, so, unfortunately, we cannot remove the hostel cost from the tour price as that is a large part of the package. Keeping all tour participants at the same hostel makes it easier to keep everyone accounted for overnight so we don't run into logistical issues in transportation to and from the hotel and daily activities.

NSHSS will provide a welcome dinner reception upon attendees' arrival in Stockholm on Day 1. On each full tour day, breakfast will be provided at the hostel. Some lunches and most dinners will be provided, but on the other days, tour participants will be taken to a popular area and given free time to eat independently with their peers. Be sure to bring cash or a global credit card and plan to provide yourself with one meal per day, as tour participants are welcome to eat at an eatery of their choosing. This is always a great opportunity for students to make friends with other participants, shop for souvenirs, and have some freedom to explore the area a little. On departure day, attendees can enjoy breakfast at the hostel before arriving at the airport. 

As NSHSS tours are entirely optional to our members, we currently do not have any financial assistance programs for our tours at this time. However, payment arrangements are very flexible, allowing participants to create their own payment plan and pay the tour fee in increments of their choosing at any time and as many times as they would like up until the final due date. Please be sure to check out our NSHSS Scholarships page for multiple scholarship opportunities where many of the scholarships are open to both high school and college students. Keep an eye out as new scholarships are always being added!