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. flags 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


Clear Lake Cleanup Weekend

June 15, 2019

This year we are looking for about 20 people that can help out for a big clean up weekend at the Clear Lake Cabin June 15-16. We will be completing phase one construction for a foundation retaining wall that will hold our new water storage tanks. We need volunteers to help install 2 huge water tanks, filling in the foundation wall and assembling the water pipeline.

Midsommar Party at Clear Lake

June 21, 2019

June 21-23. This is the longest standing tradition for Clear Lake summer weekends for Young Scandinavian Club, where we celebrate the summer solstice as our generations before us. This tradition-heavy holiday rivals Christmas in Scandinavia, so you know it's an event no Viking would miss! 

Clear Lake Independence Day Weekend

July 5, 2019

A fun weekend for people of all ages (July 5th -July 7th) at Clear Lake with Susan & Mogens Lauritzen.

Viking Luau Weekend at Clear Lake

July 13, 2019

July 13-14. 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. 

ABSOLUT Viking Race

July 28, 2019

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

Throwback Party at Clear Lake

August 17, 2019

August 17-18th. We're putting the "Back!" in "Throwback!" this year at Clear Lake! Come kick it with the club as we host a nostalgic Clear Lake weekend party with all the hits from the 80's, 90's, and early 2000's.


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.