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


Memorial Day Trip to Camp Norge

May 24, 2019

Come join us this Memorial Day weekend hiking in the Sierras!  This year once again we will be joining Camp Norge in Alta, CA for a taste of the Old West.  As the name implies, this 46-acre family camp was founded by Norwegians in 1957.  It was a big hit last year, great for families, great for kids of all ages and we’d love to have you join us this year!

Epic Opening Clear Lake Party

May 31, 2019

May 31st - June 2nd. The 2019 Clear Lake season opening party kicks off with a special party weekend for the club's younger and wilder members.

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!


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.