Welcome to the realm of big salmon
Trøndelag has many of the best rivers for fishing for salmon in Norway. In the middle of this region you will find the peaceful Verdalselva and Østnes which give you a complete experience of nature, real and without any stress or noise.
The beat is widely known for its large numbers of large salmon. It is at its very best from the start of the season until the end of July. August can also be good with slightly smaller fish but even then you can be lucky to know the forces of the big salmon. We are a very popular destination for foreign anglers. In Austnes, fishermen come from many different countries every year, several of whom have been regular guests for many years. We offer you some of the very best fishing in the region.
If there is a desire for a guide, this can be agreed for a supplement. Østnes is very suitable for fly fishing.
Welcome to unforgettable days and nights in Trøndelag’s most intimate and beautiful salmon river. Maybe a beauty of over 20kg is waiting for you?
Stiklestad and the theatre
Austens is located on the ancient «King’s road» between the farm Suul and Stiklestad . Perhaps the king, St. Olav, admired the roaring stream on his way to his fate and meeting with the peasant army down at Stiklestad.
The Stiklestad play is about King Olav’s arrival at the farm Suul just a few days before he was killed in 1030. The play is performed in an open-air theater every summer during the Olsok days at Stiklestad National Cultural Center . The play was first staged in 1954. The lyrics are written by Olav Gullvåg, while the music is composed by Paul Okkenhaug. The play has received a number of awards and is seen by tens of thousands every year.
In the footsteps of St. Olav
Our proximity to Stiklestad makes us a natural choice for pilgrims walking the St. Olavsleden . This trail is the northernmost pilgrimage trail in the world, and stretches from the Baltic Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, through Sweden and Norway. Østnes has three cabins that are suitable for pilgrims on their walk towards Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim .