Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality

The Realm of Nature

Move to Denmark’s biggest municipality

The purpose of the website  www.flytmodvest.dk is to extend the knowledge of the good life in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality. We also call ourselves the Realm of Nature, since we live in the middle of nature and live off it.

We would like to encourage you to move west. We consider it the good life living in the middle of the Realm of Nature, which can boast of having the most satisfied citizens in the world’s second happiest country. The good life is many other things, as you will see if you start exploring the pages. We also highly welcome newcomers who will occupy the vacant jobs in Western Jutland or create new ones themselves.

The initiative for the website was taken several years ago in co-operation between a number of local companies and the municipality, but www.flytmodvest.dk is now administered by:


Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune, Ved Fjorden 6, 6950 Ringkøbing

You are always welcome to contact:

Dorthe Frydendahl,
Settlement Co-ordinator
Phone: (0045) 20 60 16 58



Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark, and therefore it has both many towns and villages with big distances between them. We therefore employ five newcomers’ guides for each area in the municipality. They each know their area well and are ready to help you if you consider moving to the municipality, or if you already have moved to it.

They can answer your questions about the very conditions in the area of interest to you, and you may for example get help to contact associations, craftsmen, or others. Alternatively, you can contact them if you want a personal guided tour of the area.

You can meet the five newcomers’ guides here:



Hvide Sande, Kloster, Stadil, Søndervig and Vedersø

Lei Iben Raunow Andersen

Phone: (0045) 29 61 78 95


I am the newcomers’ guide of Hvide Sande and will assist you at any time with settling into your new surroundings. So please, do not hesitate to contact me.

I work for the Holmsland Klit Tourist Association and my main focus is to market the area, co-ordinate and carry through annual events.

I live in Ringkøbing, but grew up in Hvide Sande, so I am very familiar with the area. I have been a newcomer to another town myself. I therefore know the importance of feeling welcomed and knowing who to contact when forming networks, finding friends and taking advantage of the local offers.




Tim, Hee, Hover, Højmark, Lem, Ringkøbing, Torsted, Velling and Ølstrup

Jacob Muldkjær Rasmussen

Phone: (0045) 22 42 30 99


I grew up in Ringkøbing and moved to Copenhagen on completion of high school. In 2013 I moved back to the town together with my family. From my own experience I therefore know what it is like moving to the area as a newcomer.

Today I am the destination manager of Ringkøbing. One of my most important tasks is to develop the local business life, so it will be attractive to move to the town.




Borris, Bølling, Dejbjerg, Faster, Finderup, Hanning, Rækker Mølle, Skjern, Stauning and Troldhede

Mette Christensen

Phone: (0045) 42 36 79 80


I have been living in Western Jutland my entire life and right now, I cannot imagine living anywhere else. I thrive with open spaces and wind in my hair.

I normally work in Skjern as the Town Manager of Skjern Trade Association where I am responsible for co-ordinating and arranging events.

I hope the beautiful area, in which we live, will be an eye-opener for even more people.




Bork, Foersum, Hemmet, Hoven, Lyne, Lønborg, Sdr. Vium, Vostrup and Ådum


Karina Skovsgaard Nielsen

Phone: (0045) 29 24 24 19


I grew up in West Jutland, but I was living in Aalborg and Copenhagen for a couple of years before returning to the brisk westerly wind.

I am the newcomers’ guide of the Tarm area. A wonderful area with many fantastic people, whom I am quite familiar with - i.a. through my job as a journalist and editor of the Skjern-Tarm Ugeblad. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if I can be of any help to you.




Egeris, Fiskbæk, Fjelstervang, Grønbjerg, Herborg, Rimmerhus, Spjald, Videbæk and Vorgod-Barde

Mette Markussen

Phone: (0045) 28 30 55 85


I am the newcomers’ guide of the Videbæk area, where I was born and grew up. I have been living here most of my life.

I thrive on the mentality of Western Jutland and the down-to-earth attitude we have in our area. Besides, I like working with people and building relationships.

I am employed by Videbæk Handel og Erhverv and in my capacity as co-ordinator I am arranging the many events in town.



If you have any corrections, adjustments, or comments to our website, please write to: WEBREDAKTIONEN@FLYTMODVEST.DK

Charlotte and Ian

Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here

Johanna and Malte

German family:

Good working conditions leaving room for a family life close to the North Sea

The North Sea. Proper wages – on time – and working conditions leaving room for a good family life with children. Those are the really big advantages pointed out by the German couple Malte and Johanna Mayrberger when moving from the city of Berlin to the seaport of Hvide Sande. Well yes – into the bargain is also the possibility of buying your own house and the fact that people are friendly and polite.

”We would never have been able to buy a house in Germany. You need to provide a down payment of half the price to obtain a loan for the remaining, and yet it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to qualify for a mortgage,” Malte explains, and Johanna adds:

”At any rate we would not have been able to afford having a child, a car, going on holidays, which we do every year, and have time for leisure activities.”

Malte and Johanna moved to Hvide Sande on the 1st November nine years ago and have settled in fine. 

Johanne and Malte - Read the full story here