The town over the river
Vilslev and Jedsted are two country settlements that have grown together and are located on opposite sides of the Kong River. Historically, the two villages were separate communities with shared facilities in the area around the Kong River.
Today, the two towns are bound together by the road and bridge over the river. Several of the historic community buildings are still standing, including the old inn, the old customs house, the old school and the old dairy – and it is this area that acts as the center of the town today.
The remains of the town's history of separation over the King River is most visible at the annual town festival, where the communities compete with one another in feats, such as tug of war over the King River.
Vilslev-Jedsted is situated in a scenic nature area with marshes and several small ponds and waterways, with Vilslev to the north of the Kong River and Jedsted to the south of the river. Vilslev is primarily comprised of old farmsteads and farmhouses, giving the area a discernable country town feel. In Jedsted, there are similar old farmsteads and farmhouses in the northern part towards the river, while there are many newer single-family homes in the southern part of the settlement.