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


Winetrip to Sonoma County

March 23, 2019

Tickets are now on sale and include:

- Two exclusively hosted top-notch wine tastings at Scandinavian owned wineries. Larson Family Winery and West Wines in Healdsburg.
- Bus transportation with pickup in Mountain View and San Francisco
- A late lunch at the Stockhome restaurant in Petaluma
- A super fun filled day with fellow Scandinavians

Joint bus trip, together with YSC and the Vasa Lodges of the Bay Area, to a couple of Scandinavian owned wineries and a visit to the Swedish Gatukök "street kitchen" Stockhome in Sonoma on the way back.

Clear Lake Cleanup Weekend

March 30, 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 March 30-31. We will be starting phase one construction for a foundation retaining wall that will hold our new water storage tanks. Also, as you know, the water level rose very high this year and the deck will need to be sanded and resealed. We need volunteers to help dig trenches and foundations site work.

Easter Luncheon – 2019

April 20, 2019

Come join the YSC to celebrate Easter (on Saturday) with a traditional Scandinavian buffet!

Valborgsmässoafton Bonfire 2019

May 3, 2019

Valborgsmässoafton Bonfire 2019 at Ocean Beach on Friday, May 03, 2019.

Clear Lake Kickoff Picnic in Golden Gate Park

May 11, 2019

Spring is finally here and Summer is just around the corner. This year the YSC will be celebrating our summer season with a Clear Lake Kickoff Picnic in Golden Gate Park!

Epic Opening 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.


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.