View of the village church
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||4580 Lyngdal|
Austad is a village in Lyngdal municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The village is located in the southern part of Lyngdal, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of the town of Lyngdal and the village of Korshamn. The village is on the eastern shore of the Rosfjorden. Austad Church is located in the center of the village. The village was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Austad which existed from 1909 until 1963.
The village is named after the old Austad farm (Old Norse: Alvisstaðir). The first element of the name is derived from the male name "Ålvir" and the last element is "stad" (Old Norse: staðir) which means "homestead" or "farm".