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:
See tentative itinerary below for more details. Itinerary is not final and is subject to change.
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This itinerary is not final and is subject to change.
Saturday, December 3
Arrive in Stockholm
Daily breakfasts at hostel included
Sunday, December 4
Guided tour of Stockholm City Hall, housing the Stockholm City Council and ceremonial halls where the Nobel Banquet takes place every year on December 10
Afternoon visit to the Christmas market at the outdoor museum, Skansen
Orientation meeting and dinner at the Generator Hostel
Monday, December 5
Visit to Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet.
Morning train ride to Stockholm University: All-day lectures on Sweden, Alfred Nobel and the Nobel prize process
Guest lecturers: Professors Astrid Gräslund (Chemistry) and Merrick Tabor (Political Science)
Enjoy lunch in the student canteen & visit the university bookstore
Tuesday, December 6
Train trip to the nearby city of Uppsala to visit the historic sites and Sweden’s oldest university and a walking tour of historic sites
Wednesday, December 7
Museum day! Participants can choose the museums of their interest that they would like to visit
Optional visits to Karolinska Institutet (Medicine) and Royal Institute of Technology (Engineering)
Evening: creative session at the Generator Hostel, where you’ll create your own Swedish souvenir
Thursday, December 8
Open lectures at Stockholm University by Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry, and economic sciences
Friday, December 9
Nobel Week Dialogue, a full day event with Nobel laureates and experts speaking on the theme: “The future of life”
Saturday, December 10: Nobel Day!
Morning: Visit and guided tour of the Nobel Prize Museum
Afternoon: Live stream the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo
Evening: A very special Nobel dinner and our own Nobel Ceremony at the Faculty Club of Stockholm University
Sunday, December 11
Travel back home or extend your trip!
For an inside look at everything travelers experienced during last year's Nobel Week Tour, check out the
Find the answers to all of your tour questions here!
NSHSS made the decision to implement a vaccine mandate for our Nobel Week tours as part of our commitment to the health and safety of our staff and tour participants. We follow CDC guidance, which currently recommends that individuals who are not up to date on their vaccines delay domestic and international travel. We believe vaccines are necessary to protect our staff and tour participants as accommodations are such that many students are sharing hotel rooms (and often beds), eating meals, and riding in close proximity in transportation together.
Read more about the NSHSS COVID-19 policy here.
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 are reserving 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 total. If you select TWIN, you are reserving 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 total. If you select SINGLE, you are reserving 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 fill out their own individual 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, student, siblings, 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, along with 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 that would like 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, most dinners, guided tours and activities within the programming, a full-time tour director, overnight security, 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 be given free time to eat on their own. Be sure to bring cash or a global credit card and plan to provide your lunches, 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 making their way to 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 to allow 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 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!