List of County Governors of Vestland

This is a list of the County Governors of Vestland 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).

The County Governor of Vestland is a position that was established on 1 January 2019 in preparation for the creation of the new Vestland county which was established on 1 January 2020 when the old Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane counties were merged. The first county governor was Lars Sponheim who previously had served as the County Governor of Hordaland. The County Governor of Vestland is based at Leikanger, but will also have smaller annex offices located in Bergen and Førde.[1]

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

Vestland county has had the following governors:[2]

County Governors of Vestland
Start End Name
2019 present Lars Sponheim (born 1957)  

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Løset, Oddleif. "Her skal den nye fylkesmannen gjere seg viktige tankar" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  2. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Norwegian Counties". Retrieved 2020-01-25.