Telemark - Norway in miniature

The Vestfold and Telemark region of Norway currently has more than 425,000 inhabitants. The area is large and diverse, with coastline and maritime environment, winding through industrial areas with beautiful landscapes to the surrounding high mountains.

Photo: Kåre Pedersen
Photo: Mona B. Kasin
Photo: Telemark Brand and Image
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Photo: Fara Mohri
Photo: Fara Mohri
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Welcome to IST
Inspiring students together
A school for all
IST is a friendly, small, forward thinking school located in the pleasant residential area of Hovet
High Quality Learning
IST is an IB world school that uses the IB Primary and Middle Years programmes to offer a high quality learning and social experience for all students.
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5 good reason to move to Porsgrunn

  1. Good area to grow up in, with the International School, good kindergartens, and several choices for university.
  2. Rich culture and experiences are available for all ages.
  3. Wonderful natural area: from the coast to the mountains and the rich forests.
  4. Exciting job opportunities in many different businesses and careers.
  5. Short distances to Oslo, ferries and airports.

40 minutes to the nearest international airport, 
Torp

5 minutes
to the main motorways

3 minutes walk to public transportation

10 minutes to the public train station

10 minutes to Porsgrunn Centre

2 hours- Oslo
2 hours – Kristiansand
2,5 hours – Rauland

Photo: Kåre Pedersen

Live and Work in Telemark

Vestfold-Telemark is a county with over 425 000 inhabitants. The county is large and scenically varied, with a long coastline and maritime environment as well as extensive industry, history and high mountains.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemark

IST is located in the region of Grenland, an important centre of industry, commerce and trade with around 122 000 inhabitants. The region, which is part of the wider Oslo and SE Norwegian suburban area, includes the large towns of Skien and Porsgrunn.

Sea and mountains of possibilities

Telemark has something for everyone, from the coast to the high mountains. From swimming in Bø Sommarland, hiking, cycling and skiing holidays to spectacular world history such as the Industrial Heritage Rjukan – Notodden and Henrik Ibsen. Adventure in bag & sack. Most of it is just outside your front door!

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