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 Nordström


Viking Luau Weekend at Clear Lake

July 20, 2018

July 20-22. Join us for a Viking style Luau by the lake with Erdie. On Saturday, the pig will be on the roast – Viking style – slow cooking all day while we enjoy the Summer weather by and in the lake. 

Bring Your Tools and Let’s Have Fun at Clearlake

July 28, 2018

Let's get together and make some fun while fixing up the Clearlake Cabin! Susan and Mogens will be leading this FREE Alacart weekend fixer-upper.

Crayfish Party with The Nordströms

August 3, 2018

For the 6th year in a row, the President Peter Nordström and his wife Natalia, are throwing a traditional Swedish kräftskiva, or crayfish party at the Clear Lake cabin. Join us for a whole weekend of fun. Note: the Crayfish party is Saturday night and the price (as usual) includes meals Saturday (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Clearlake Viking Race

August 17, 2018

It’s the biggest battle of the season! The infamous Viking Race is finally here! Gather up your closest friends, claim your Clan name and let the relay race begin!

Clear Lake Season Closing Party

September 28, 2018

September 28-30. Fun weekend to close out another summer by the lake. Our cabin master Per Caroe has always known for his food weekends and this will be no exception. We will have a seasonal menu featuring Scandinavian flavors and California ingredients. Henrik Thorenfeldt will be in charge of the entertainment. A fun and loud weekend is to be expected.

Konocti Bike Challenge 2018

October 5, 2018

Bring your bicycle to Clear Lake, and let's join Lakeport Rotary Club's 28'th annual bike challenge on Saturday Oct-6. There's room for everybody; 20, 40, 65 and 100-mile courses. The 20 and 40-mile courses are supposedly on flat terrain with great vista points.

NOTE: This is an ala carte weekend with an optional $5 Sunday Brunch.


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.