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The villages Kærbøl, Farup Kirkeby and Nørre Farup are surrounded by the beautiful nature of the Wadden Sea. Here there is room for village life and the idyllic family life.

Wadden Sea villages in the marsh landscape

Farup is comprised of three country villages: Kærbøl, Farup Kirkeby, and Nørre Farup. Over time, the villages have grown together to form a community with many shared activities, and the community activities also include many of the smaller, nearby settlements

In the area around Farup, there are smaller lakes and waterways. Farup is by the lake Vestersø and open marshlands to the southwest.

Village life

Farup is located south of Esbjerg and north of Ribe with approx. 600 inhabitants.

Transportation time by car

  • Highway E20 20 min.
  • Hospital 26 min.
  • Esbjerg city 27 min.
  • Ribe 12 min.
  • Esbjerg sports park 27 min.
  • Billund airport 59 min.
  • Esbjerg airport 24 min.
  • Odense 1h 20 min.

Community spirit

Many of the residents congregate around the community hall Logitranshallen in Farup Kirkeby and around the sports associations with football, handball, volleyball, hockey, gymnastics, badminton and aerobics. In particular, the residents- and gymnastics associations as well as the former school help form the nerve of the community. A number of residents from the three villages and from the nearby communities are active in the hunting association, and the knitting café also functions as a local meeting place.

Farup hosts an annual village festival, sports night, shrovetide celebration, Christmas activities and a hobby exhibition. Additionally, the ‘Q group’ under the FSBG Farup resident- and gymnastics association, arranges cultural events such as concerts, presentations and more. There are also several activities in the nearby communities such as pentaque, cycling groups, organized walks in the forests, Sankt Hans celebrations, kickball tournaments and a community festival near Gildesalen in Hillerup.

Gammel Å, which flows through Farup is due to the high content of ocher in the water called ´Red River´by the locals.

The swamp area 'Vestersø' is a fantastic place to experience the black sun (sort sol) phenomenon, which is why it attracts many tourists.

Schools, after-school care (SFO) & clubs

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts and a district named city of children. Children in Farup belongs to Vadehavsskolen in Ribe. There is a schoolbus service to Ribe, plus easy to use bike pathways.

In Ribe, near Farup, you will find:

Ansgarskolen Vadehav with grades from 0.-9. located centrally in Ribe 
Vittenbergskolen Vadehav with grades from 0.-9. in Ribe South 

Associated after school cares (SFO)

In Farup you will find:

Youth club Farup

In Ribe, near Farup, you will find the private school: 

Riberhus Privatskole

Below you can take a closer look at where the different schools are located via the dynamic map.

Read more about schools, school districts and signing children up for 0 grade schooling here (in Danish)


Discover schools and school districts in Esbjerg Municipality on this dynamic map.


Esbjerg Municipality is divided into enrollment districts. Residents in Farup belongs to the district named Nørremarken-Tange.

In the district Nørremarken-Tange, you will find:

  • Nørremarken (childcare and kindergarten) in the northern part of Ribe 
  • Tangebo (childcare and kindergarten) in the eastern part of Ribe 
  • Several daycares

Read more about childcare here (in Danish)

Building sites and infrastructure


Bus services connect Farup Kirkeby, Hillerup to Ribe.

Building your own home

Several building sites are for sale. Read more via the link below.

My local area

You can read more about the structure, history and municipal plan for the local area here.