Welcome to Tautra Mariakloster!
The monastery church is open every day from 4:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. You are always welcome to visit the church, to join us in prayer or to sit in silence. We ask that visitors respect the atmosphere of silence in the church.
Prayer times at Tautra Mariakloster
04.20 Vigils (30 min) 04.20 Vigils
07.30 Lauds (30 min) 07.30 Lauds (morning praise)
08.10 Eucharist (45 min) 09.00 Terse+Eucharist
12.15 Sext (10 min) 12.00 Sext (midday prayer)
14.30 None** (10 min) 14.30 None
17.30 Vespers (30 min) 17.30 Vespers (evening prayer)
Silent meditation (15 min) Silent meditation
19.30 Compline (15 min) 19.30 Compline
**N.B.! Wednesdays the office of None is not prayed in church
The rest of the monastery is private, for the use of the nuns. This is our home, and we ask that visitors respect the boundaries of enclosure.
Our visitor's center is closed from Christmas Eve until Easter Tuesday, unless you ring the portress and make arrangements to be let in.
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A total of about 40 people live on Tautra all year long. They love the beautiful and fragile nature out here, and also want visitors to find peace and time for thought. In order to preserve this atmosphere, Tautra needs your help. We ask that you respect this incredibly special landscape by leaving as little "footprint" as possible.
Tour operators should contact Anne Hagerup +47 913 62 416.