Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is a good home for children as well as adults


Do you want to give your children a safe and healthy upbringing with good day nurseries, schools, and lots of space and activities in nature?

Do you want good job opportunities, living in a good area, and being able to afford both living a life and experiencing a lot?

Besides, do you and your family want a life, where intimacy, a sense of community, and a clean nature are part of everyday life?

Move to Denmark’s geographically biggest municipality - Ringkøbing-Skjern - in Western Jutland.


Foto: Vorgod-Barde 


Here in Western Jutland you will find jobs and good housing, so you and your children can live in a safe and peaceful environment. The children can cycle on their own to school and leisure activities. We have good schools and institutions. We have a versatile nature with lots of space, and a lot of active associations and clubs, as well as neighbours socializing with each other.


Foto: Ralf Andersen



You will find the most important ingredients for the recipe of the good life in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality. It has been documented that its citizens feel safe, and are the most satisfied in the entire country.

In a survey about life quality Statistics Denmark has established that the most satisfied citizens in the second happiest country in the world live in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

HAPPY COUNTRIES are characterized by having a healthy balance between traditional wealth, social capital, understood as a high frequency of trust to society, low inequality, and faith in governmental institutions.

We are also world champions in trust. On an international level Danes demonstrate the highest trust to foreigners. 76% believe that you can trust foreigners. In Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality the figure is as high as 91%.

The fact that the municipality can pride itself of having the highest level of social capital in the world is explicable by the fact that its citizens are really good at functioning in a joint community, the fact that there is a very active association- and club life, and especially the fact that very many are good at lending a hand to volunteer programs. 57% of the citizens in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality have joined volunteer work programmes.


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Foto: Tim Skole



In the Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we guarantee a place in a day care institution. In other words - you will be guaranteed childcare when at work.

Our aim is for children to thrive, develop, and become as competent as possible. Together with their parents we want to create whole correlations in the upbringing and development of the children from the ages of 0 to 18. We therefore have a joint point of departure when it comes to children and education, so there will be a common thread in the life the children experience in the day care, day nurseries, and schools of the municipality. We give high priority to the development of stimulating and supportive learning environments, and we endeavour to make all children feel seen, heard, understood, and taken seriously.


We are seen, heard, understood, and taken seriously.

For more information about our OFFER available to children, and on the map HERE where you will be able to see the location of all the municipal day care institutions and schools.



In the Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we have many fast-growing companies, and there are good job opportunies. Western Jutland has the lowest unemployment rate in Denmark. Click Here for more information about jobs

We also have good housing facilities with lots of space, indoors as well as outdoors. For more information, click Here.

Of course we also have many activities for an active leisure time life for CHILDREN and for ADULTS, both in nature and in the associations and clubs - all creating the good life, which  we call a balanced life.


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In the Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we have many citizens who have moved to the municipality from abroad. We have citizens from a total of 99 different countries and all in all around 4,600 citizens from other nations live in the municipality.


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

Ioana and Sorin

Romanian Family:

We have been made very welcome

”We love our country, Romania, but we have also grown very fond of Denmark which has become our home,” says 37-year-old Sorin Ungureanu who - together with his wife Ioana and their two children - find themselves so much at home that in the autumn of 2017 they bought the house of their dreams in Borris. Borris is a town with approximately 800 inhabitants in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality – geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark.

“We have been living here since 2011 and our children are fully integrated in the local community and gradually, so are we. We have been made to feel really welcome in this town. People gladly help us and we are very happy about living here,” Sorin says whilst simultaneously smiling at Erling Søndergaard - one of the passionate locals who likes to give a lending hand. Erling has helped the family with the purchase of their house, and as a friend of the family he joins our conversation as to why Sorin and Ioana came to Denmark and what it is like for a foreign family to move to Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

”We are also happy having you here. We can tell that you like being here, and you have also done a great deal to become a part of the community,” Erling points out referring to the fact that Sorin among others has been active in leading a father-child gymnastics team and a table tennis team in town.

Ioana und Sorin - Read the full story here