PURE LIFE is our brand, and it is about creating growth and development through green activities. We do this together and within strong communities, and we do it to protect and utilise the amazing countryside surrounding us as well as to develop an area in balance. In short: Community-based green action for an area in balance, that is what PURE LIFE is all about.
Settling in and leisure time activities
Together with your new neighbour, colleague or the couple down the road you can participate in the many different local events and offers: communal eating, sports competitions, town fairs, revues, Christmas bingo and much more. You can also participate in a broad range of social and professional networks where you can meet peers and people with the same interests as you.
Throughout the municipality is a thriving sports and associational life, where you can find communities that share your interests. Regardless of whether you are interested in ball games, windsurfing, horseback riding, scouts, bridge or something else entirely our many sports clubs and associations offers lots of activities to suit anyone’s taste.
The museums in the Skive Area are ready to pique your curiosity and sharpen your senses. You can also explore the creative environments and art galleries or go to a concert or lecture at one of the cultural institutions.
- Jenle – poet Jeppe Aakjær’s home
- Spøttrup castle
- Fur museum
- Skive museum
- Ørslev monastery
- Glyngøre culture station
- Skive library
- Skive theatre
- Culture centre Skive
- Skive music school
Learn more about the many opportunities to explore the Skive Area's artistic and cultural history (the page opens in Danish but click on “translate” at the top of the page to change the language)
Skive Municipality is home to an active civic society and a lot of volunteer culture, sports and social associations. Volunteer associations can always use an extra pair of hands, so if you want to make a difference to others, it is easy to get started.
Volunteer Centre Skive (the page opens in Danish)
Volunteer Centre Skive is an independent association supporting volunteerism throughout the Skive Area. The volunteer centre helps associations, volunteers and citizens in need of a volunteer service, and it develops social projects of benefit to vulnerable people in the local area.
Skive Sports Co-operation (the page opens in Danish)
Skive Sports Co-operation is a union of more than 80 sports associations throughout the Skive Area. The co-operation strives to secure optimal conditions for sport, both with regard to recreational, non-elite and elite sports.
Skive Culture Council (the page opens in Danish but click on “translate” at the top of the page to change the language)
Skive Culture Council is an umbrella association for cultural actors and associations in the area tasked with strengthening their cohesiveness.
Associations in Skive Kommune
Find a spare time activity for you and your family.
Guide to the Skive Area
The guide is above all meant as a source of inspiration with personal accounts from residents and information about some of the great experiences, communities and services the municipality has to offer. It contains suggestions for ways to explore the beautiful countryside and surroundings as well as information on municipal services. The guide can also be used as a reference book that you can use from time to time when looking for specific information about something relating to the Skive Area.
At Newcomer Service we help you settle and introduce you to networks and social events in the Skive Area. We offer you information and advice on a range of services:
- Family life
- Job and career
- Sports and associational life
- And much more...
Contact Newcomer Service (click on "translate" at the top of the page to change the language)
Where to live
Build your dream house
Do you dream of building your own house? Private residential plots are offered for sale through real estate agents or with a sign on the roadside. Please do not hesitate to contact them with your questions. Skive Municipality also offers a wide range of plots for sale, where you can build the house of your dreams.
Find an overview of municipal residential plots (the page opens in Danish).
Advice for house builders
Contracting with a professional advisor is a good idea, but not a requirement. Create a building application on ‘Byg og Miljø’ (Build and Environment), a digital self-service system that supports you in your application process and gives you an overview of your building or environmental application.
Buy or rent?
There are several ways to search for and find your own home. You find houses currently for sale in the online housing portals or by contacting a local real estate agent. They know a lot about the housing market in the Skive Area, and can help you with many of your questions.
If you would rather rent than buy, Skive Municipality supervises the public housing organisations based in the municipality. Housing associations and private persons also rent out accommodations, and they often have vacant accommodations.
If you and your family are searching for a home in a specific area without finding a perfect match, it is often worth a try to ask in the local town's Facebook groups if anyone is planning to put their house up for sale or rent.
Find a description of local towns here (click on “translate” at the top of the page to change the language)
Read more about Housing and coming to Denmark at Lifeindenmark.dk
Skive Municipality has a clear position when it comes to the children living here: They should, among many other things, know what their local area has to offer. And they should be familiar with PURE LIFE. Therefore, since 2013, schools and day care centres have made the initiatives an active part of their everyday lives. So no matter whether your child is in day care (this includes both child minders, nurseries and day care centres) or school, they will learn about the values and characteristics of the area.
Learn how to sign up for day care and schools and get an overview of the various opportinuties in the municipality. (Click on “translate” at the top of the page to change the language)
We offer a range of schools: public schools, continuation schools and special schools. And no matter which school in the municipality you choose for your children, nature is always close by – of benefit to the children, also during school hours, when the teaching takes place outside.
The school system in Skive Municipality is unique; we do not just focus on ABC and 123. As a pupil here your child will see how local resources such as the music school, artists, public libraries, the teacher training college and our many local fiery souls are part of a unique partnership. We call it the SKIVE DNA. Together the collaborators have developed interesting teaching programmes based on the local area your children are a part of, and this primes them for facing and excelling in the world – alone and together with others.
You can get an overview of how the Danish Education System is structured at the Danish Ministry of Education
Read more about Skive Municipality's public and private schools. (Click on “translate” at the top of the page to change the language)
Study in Skive
Skive Municipality offers the entire package of youth and vocational education programmes as well as a series of further education programmes. Practically all the schools are located next door to each other, creating an excellent study environment and cross-disciplinary synergies.
In fact, Skive was elected one of the best youth municipalities in the country 2021 (Dansk Ungdoms Fællesråd 2021) and the sixth best study town 2020 (Studentum 2020).
Read about educational opportunities in Skive (Click on “translate” at the top of the page to change the language)
Business and Jobs
A hub for green action
For more than 40 years, Skive Municipality has been a leading player in the green transition. One ground-breaking innovative business after the other set up in GreenLab Skive's green energy and business park, and experts from all over the world visit the area to see how we turn green theory into practice. GreenLab Skive is both an industrial area, a national research centre and a catalyst for new technology.
In other parts of the municipality companies are developing products consisting exclusively of recycled materials, or are growing salad using an innovative method, reducing water consumption by 90 %. And children in day care and school learn about and help protect nature by collecting garbage, sorting waste and planting new trees. It is all part of our PURE LIFE. On a large and small scale.
Great business climate
All business organisations measuring the local business climate find that Skive Municipality is among the best places in the country to set up or run a company. So if you dream of setting up a business in the Skive Area, or have done so already, you will be part of a local business community with great growth potential and a business-friendly local area.
Business Skive is the local business service, and it supports growth and development throughout the municipality and offers help and competent feedback to the local companies.
Learn more or contact Business Skive.
Many of the companies in the Skive Area have a great growth potential, and with little unemployment in the area the companies are looking for qualified workers within various fields and with different levels and types of education. Therefore, there is a wide range of job opportunities in many different professions and industries.
Meet Nadzeya in this video. She is engineer and found her dreamjob at Skov A/S. She moved from Dubai to Skive and thrives in the environment with exiting tasks and a good work-life-balance.
Job Centre Skive
Internationals in Skive Municipality can contact the Job Centre for guidance on job search. You can get feedback on your cover letter and application, get knowledge about local companies, job openings and opportunities. And through our PARTNER JOBmatch programme you can have your cover letter distributed in HR-networks.
Contact Job Centre Skive (Click on “translate” at the top of the page to change the language)
International Citizen Service West (ICS)
For internationals living in Skive Municipality - The International Employment Unit at the ICS provides webinars, job search support and guidance on your rights and obligations on the Danish job market, insight into the Danish work culture, and suggestions on how to navigate the different steps in the process of landing a job.
Phone: +45 2459 4650
Check out the webinar catalogue and other services from the International Employment Unit
HEADSTART Career helps companies attract international talent and guides internationals to a new job and life in the region. On headstartcareer.dk you can look for available jobs and you can also sign up for the newsletter and get the latest job opportunities in central Denmark straight into your inbox.
Visit Headstart Career for job openings in English
Job search tutorials
If you could use some practical help and guidance on how to successfully search for a job, you can watch four job search video tutorials on WorkInDenmark's website.
Watch these four videos to enhance your chances of getting a job in Denmark
You have a range of opportunities for attending Danish classes and other offers, which suit exactly your needs. You can attend either day or evening classes.
The Language School in Skive also offers Danish lessons for employee groups or designed courses for individuals.
Contact Language School Skive (click on “Translate” at the top of the page to change language)
Upcoming events and networks
English speaking network for newcomers
Do you want to be part of an English speaking network for newcomers in Skive Municipality, Danes as well as internationals? We have a network for newcomers to the Skive Area, where you can share your thoughts and experiences about everyday life and living in the Skive Area. If you would like to join then contact Volunteer Centre Skive to sign up.
Learn more about the network or contact Volunteer Centre Skive to sign up
Find and join the network on Facebook
Become an ambassador
Would you like to help raise awareness about Central Denmark as an attractive career destination together with other internationals who made Central Denmark their second home? Then the team of HEADSTART ambassadors might be just for you. As an ambassador you will share your experience with internationals who are interested in, or have decided to move to Central Denmark, and in return you can:
- Connect with like-minded international professionals
- Participate in relevant social and professional events
- Improve your social media and networking skills
- Contribute to Central Denmark's attractivity and growth
Learn more about how to become an ambassador
Events and free webinars
Participate in different events and webinars and get insights into the underlying values and structures of the culture and society you now live in. Some events and webinars are offered by Skive Municipality or HEADSTART, which Skive Municipality is part of, while others are offered by different actors. Be aware that the events and webinars offered by the latter may mention services and offers that do not only apply to citizens in Skive Municipality.
You can also sign up to HeadStart's event guide to get a hand-picked selection of events - from informative webinars to social events in your area, and much more. Read more and sign up here.
No events at the moment - future events will be posted here.
Other types of events
IDA (The Danish Society of Engineers) is a professional association for technical, IT and natural sciences professionals. IDA arranges around 500 events in english each year all around the country. So if you are looking for in-depth professional knowledge, education programmes or social events, take a look at their website for upcoming events.
For a quick overview of matters to attend to if moving to, arriving and living in, or leaving Denmark, please take a look at this infographic.
You are also more than welcome to contact us directly to learn more about the services we offer in Skive Municipality. You can find our contact information at the bottom of the page.
Lifeindenmark.dk is part of the common public portal in Denmark called borger.dk which presents public information and self-service. It provides a practical guide to a number of things relevant when you work or study in Denmark.
Welcome to Denmark is a guide that provides useful information that will make it easier for you to settle into your professional and private life in Denmark.
When you arrive in Skive Municipality as a foreign employee or job seeker, there is a lot to take care of. International Citizen Service (ICS) make the contact to Danish authorities as easy as possible, as all the authorities you typically need to contact are represented at ICS.
The international is a free newspaper for internationals living in Denmark. You will find information about e.g. food, general relocation, education, and much more.
Top 25 Dictionary of official terms
Relocating to a new country also means encountering new official terms. On the website you can find a guide to 25 of the most inevitable ones.
Når du rekrutterer og ansætter en medarbejder fra udlandet
Hos Team Udland ved Jobcenter Skive kan arbejdsgivere finde flere informationer om at rekruttere arbejdskraft i udlandet. Blandt andet kan man læse om de offentlige servicetilbud Workindenmark og EURES.
Headstart: rekruttering og onboarding
HEADSTART Career hjælper virksomheder med at tiltrække og fastholde internationale talenter gennem blandt andet store digitale tiltrækningskampagner internationalt, peer-to-peer markedsføring, onboardingforløb for internationale medarbejdere, fastholdelse af internationale dimittender og meget mere.
I samarbejde med de øvrige seks kommuner i Business Region MidtVest udvikler og gennemfører vi i Skive Kommune forløb for internationale tilflyttere med det formål at opnå større og bedre tilknytning til området og fastholde arbejdskraften i deres ansættelse. Dette kan blandt andet være forskellige webinarer, arrangementer, netværksgrupper og individuelle samtaler. Headstart er desuden også en rekrutteringsplatform, hvor virksomheder har mulighed for at synliggøre deres jobopslag.
Arbejdsgivere kan få svar på mange spørgsmål om love og regler for international arbejdskraft i chatbotten.
Guide: ’Ansæt udenlandsk medarbejder – trin for trin’
Ved at bruge det digitale forløb får virksomheden overblik over hvilke registreringer, man skal foretage hvornår og hos hvilke myndigheder.