The Young Scandinavians Club, or YSC for short, is a social club for Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American individuals and families of all ages in the San Francisco Bay Area. Events take place throughout Northern California. Members have access to club-owned cabins in Clear Lake and Lake Tahoe, while social and cultural events take place year round in and near San Francisco.


Those with Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish heritage may qualify for membership, with rates starting at just $35 per year.

"The YSC is an amazing organization for both the young and the young-at-heart. "

Peter Nordstrom


Clear Lake Cleanup Weekend

May 5, 2017

This year we are looking for about 20 people that can help out for a big clean up weekend at the Clear Lake Cabin May 5-7. As you know the cabin flooded this year and we have some things that need taking care of.

Hsieh’s Dinner Party, Jazz Festival and Hike

May 21, 2017

George and Nete Hsieh  have once again volunteered to host their traditional spring party at their beautiful home in Walnut Creek on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 pm. The YSC is very grateful for their incredible hospitality. Note that this event falls on a SUNDAY this year.

YSC Yosemite Trip 2017

May 26, 2017

IMPORTANT: You must click "May 17" below during the reservation process - It will turn green when selected.

We are going back to Yosemite again this Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29). Come and join YSC members and guests in one of the most beautiful places on earth. On top of that with one of the highest snowpacks in years we should have fantastic water levels and booming waterfalls. 

As usual, we will have an organized hike on Saturday (to be determined later) and a great Sunday BBQ at Swinging Bridge down by the river. 


The Young Scandinavians Club currently consists of around 1,000 members. Despite the "Young" in Young Scandinavians Club, there is a great variety of age groups represented.