The Austrått Manor is one of Norway’s oldest manors, and one of the country’s most formidable cultural sites from medieval times. Ingerd Ottesdatter was one of the manor’s most significant and colourful owners. She played an important part in Norwegian history, notably in the implementation of the Reformation. It was during her time at Austrått in the 16th century that the main building was raised.
Located in Ørland, Trøndelag, the castle is open to the public in the summer, where Ingerd’s story is told and the details are brought to life by the skilled guides. The manor is open to the public 11 am – 4 pm, during the summer season June 23rd – August 19th. Free entry.
Austrått is today managed by Statsbygg and Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum. The castle is open to the public every day 11 am – 4 pm during the summer (June 23rd – August 19th) and by appointment for the rest of the year. Daily guided tours every hour of the season, noon. 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3.
The café Borgstua is open every day during the season 11 am – 3:45 pm.
Take the ferry
Take the ferry (number 800 / 805) from Trondheim Hurtigbåt terminal to Brekstad (ca. 60 minutes). Taxis are waiting by the arrival, and will transport you to Austrått. If you prefer to go by bicycle from Brekstad to Austrått, it will take about 30 minutes.