Telemark is commonly known as "Norway in miniature". From coastal areas, to mountains to modern industry and densely populated areas to small villages and recreational areas. All in one county!
The county is located in southeastern Norway, extending from Hardangervidda to the Skagerrak coast. The coastline extends from Langesundsfjorden to Gjernestangen at the border with Aust-Agder.
Telemark has a very broken and heterogeneous landscape, including many hills and valleys.
The largest population centres are Skien, Porsgrunn, Notodden, Rjukan and Kragerø. Other important places are Bø, Seljord, Fyresdal and Vinje.