List of County Governors of Vestfold og Telemark

This is a list of the County Governors of Vestfold og Telemark county in Norway. The office of County Governor is a government agency of the Kingdom of Norway. The title was Amtmann (before 1919) and then Fylkesmann (after 1919).

Vestfold og Telemark county (with its current borders) was established on 1 January 2020 after the merger of the old Telemark and Vestfold counties. Upon the county merger, the government of Norway merged the offices of County Governor of Vestfold and County Governor of Telemark into one office starting on 1 January 2020. The title of the new office is Fylkesmann i Vestfold og Telemark.

The county governor is the government's representative in the county. The governor carries out the resolutions and guidelines of the Storting and Government. This is done first by the county governor performing administrative tasks on behalf of the ministries. Secondly, the county governor also monitors the activities of the municipalities and is the appeal body for many types of municipal decisions.

List of County GovernorsEdit

Vestfold og Telemark county has had the following governors:[1][2]

County Governors of Vestfold og Telemark
Start End Name
1 Jan
present Per Arne Olsen (born 1961)  

See alsoEdit

For the County Governors of this area prior to 2020, see:


  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Norwegian Counties". Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  2. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (13 June 2016). "Fylkesmenn og amtmenn (stiftamtmenn) siden 1671". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 15 November 2020.