SACC SeattleSACC-Seattle –

The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce, Seattle endeavors to facilitate business opportunities, trade, commerce, and investment between the Northwest Region in the USA and Sweden. The goal is to create business opportunities through awareness and dissemination of current and future trends within, but not limited to, industries prominent in the Northwest Region such as Sustainable Development, ICT and Healthcare. The goal is to be the preferred business partner and trade organization in terms of facilitating trade between Sweden and the Northwest Region.

Swedish Club –

Founded in Seattle in 1892 as the Swedish Club, the Swedish Cultural Center has grown to become a center of Scandinavian activities in the Pacific Northwest.
Our members are not only Swedes and other Scandinavians, but people of many cultural backgrounds.


swea_chapterSWEA Seattle is part of an international network of Swedish-speaking women. The Seattle chapter was founded in 1990 and has about 110 members today. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and professions and range in age from 18 to 80+. As part of our fundraising, we organize events for our members about once per month. Several of our events celebrate our Swedish holidays and traditions, and others are networking opportunities or social events. Other ways we stay in touch is through this website and through our membership magazine, SWEA Bladet.

National Nordic Museum

The National Nordic Museum, established in 1979 in Seattle, Washington, shares Nordic culture, values, and ideas with people of all ages and backgrounds to create connections, generate dialogue, and inspire new perspectives. Each year, the Museum presents more than six special exhibitions and over 200 programs that foster discovery and understanding of different cultures, generate dialogue, and inspire new perspectives.

The Museum is a convener of communities, annually reaching a broad audience through creative programming and compelling exhibitions. The Museum is grounded in the values of openness, trust, innovation, sustainability, and compassion; values that are represented throughout the institution’s exhibitions and programs. A center for Nordic culture in the Unites States, the Museum was designated as the National Nordic Museum by an Act of Congress in 2019.

Svenska Skolan –

Accredited teachers Lena Powers and Stina Cowan founded the Swedish School Association in Seattle in the summer of 1998. The school offers complementary Swedish education according to the Swedish Board of Education’s curriculum to children who speak Swedish. All education takes place at The Swedish Club in Seattle once a week for 2.5 hours.

Skandia Folkdance Society

Where to learn Swedish:

University of Washington Scandinavian Department –

Pacific Lutheran University –

Swedish Club –