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Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup

Beautiful nature, recreational areas and space for the whole family.

Wide open spaces

Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup are two country villages located nearby each other.

The villages, situated in a marsh area and surrounded by the Wadden Sea, are bordered by a dike on one side and forest plantations on the other. Vester Vedsted experiences its fair share of visitors due to the Wadden Sea Center and its position as the base for bus and car tours to the island of Mandø.

In both Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup, you will find many well-preserved farmsteads and farmhouses in the traditional west Jutlandian building style. The two hamlets have large green areas, and the old farmhouses and small country lanes give the area an idyllic character and country town atmosphere.

The many recreation areas around the villages provide great opportunities for fresh, outdoor living. In the newer part of the village of Vester Vedsted and north of the Vester Vedsted Creek, which runs through the village, you will find single-family homes where many young families live.

Vester Vedsted is located south of Esbjerg and Ribe and approx. 500 people live in town.

Transportation time by car

  • E20 36 min.
  • Hospital 34 min.
  • Esbjerg city 34 min.
  • Ribe 8 min.
  • Esbjerg sports park 35 min.
  • Billund airport 1t 4 min.
  • Esbjerg airport 32 min.
  • Odense 1h 31 min.

Community spirit

Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup have a combined community, which revolves primarily around nature and outdoor activities. The community hall functions as the area’s main meeting point and there is an active country town association with many shared events, including community feasts. Furthermore, there is strong community support around the village’s scouts and gymnastics associations.
In Vester Vedsted and Sønder Farup, many family activities are on offer, as well as outdoor pursuits. There are a number of residents in the area with Icelandic horses, and there are good options for stabling and riding.

Experience the Wadden Sea

'Vadehavscentret' is located in Vester Vedsted – an experience and information center with exhibitions about the Wadden Sea.

School, after-school care (SFO) & clubs

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts and a district named city of children. Children in Vester Vedsted belongs to Vadehavsskolen and often attend the school in Egebæk-Hviding from grade 0-6 and continue at Vadehavsskolen in Ribe from grade 7 to 9. There is a school bus service to Ribe. 

In Egebæk-Hviding, you will find:

Egebæk-Hviding Skole Vadehav with grades 0.-6. 

Associated after school care (SFO)

Hviding leisure and youth club

In Ribe, you will find:

Ansgarskolen Vadehav with grades 0.-9. 

Vittenbergskolen Vadehav with grades 0.-9. 

Associated after school cares (SFO)

Ribe Midt leisure and youth club 

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 (in Danish)

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

Childcare in Egebæk-Hviding

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into enrollment districts. Vester Vedsted belongs to the enrollment district called Ribe Syd (Ribe South).

In the Ribe Syd, you will find the below offers as well as several daycare providers.

Building plots and infrastructure


Bus services connect the area to Ribe, and a bus service to Mandø departs from Vester Vedsted.

Building your own home

Several building sites are for sale. 

My local area

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

More information

Welcome to Vester Vedsted

Vester Vedsted has their own page where you can read more about the town. Read more about what is going on in Vester Vedsted via the link below.