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


Urban Hike – Lands End

February 24, 2019

Feb 24th. Lifelong YSC member Andrew Vik has another Urban Hike planned for you, this one along San Francisco’s very un-urban Lands End, featuring some of California’s prettiest coastline. It’s a six-mile trek with some steps and hills, covering not only Lands End but the Presidio, Sea Cliff, Cliff House, Ocean Beach, and Golden Gate Park. Sporty and/or carry-able youngsters are welcome on this adult-paced hike.

Nordic Heritage Night with the San Jose Sharks

March 3, 2019

Three years in the making, San Jose Sharks are hosting the first "Nordic Night" on March 3rd with the Sharks playing Chicago Blackhawks. This will be an exciting event for all members of the Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish communities in the Bay Area. 

Winetrip to Sonoma County (Save the date)

March 23, 2019

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.

Easter Luncheon – 2019

April 20, 2019

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

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.

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! 


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.