Pilegrimsleden | Tautra Mariakloster

Tautra Mariakloster

Situated along St. Olavsleden
Tautra Mariakloster is a monastery of nuns in the Cistercian (Trappist) Order. The first nuns came in 1999, and the new monastery was completed in 2006.


All year except January


+ 47 748 08 551 / +47 406 72 655.





The two houses the nuns lived in while the new monastery was being built, are now used as a guesthouse. The nuns sing the Liturgy of the Hours 7 times a day and earn their living by producing herbal soaps, balsam and skin creams. A visitor’s center with an exhibit on Cistercian life and the monastery shop is open every week day during the summer season.

Pilgrims should announce their arrival - preferably the day before - by phone +47 75 80 85 51 between 10.00 and 17.00. 9:30 am and 12 noon or 2 p.m. 15.00 - 19.00. Optionally you can send SMS to +47 406 72 655.

We offer accommodation in the guesthouse, if space is available. Pilgrims must arrive before 9 p.m. (We request supper / supper at 9.30 pm) Guests can use the shower on the ground floor and make supper and breakfast in the kitchen, where food is available. We celebrate Catholic Mass at 1 p.m. 08.10 on weekdays, 09.00 on Sundays. Our fairs and prayers are open to all.

Pilgrims must leave by noon the next day, but may attend noon prayer / noon at noon. If using linen, please change bed linen for next guest. See the website for further information.

Evening meals / breakfast are included in the gift for your stay (eg NOK.50, -). It should be quiet in the houses after 20:30.

Pilgrims who want to stay with us for more than one night are asked to pay a daily price of a total of NOK 700,- (350,- for accommodation and 350,- for the food).

In the high season the guesthouse is often full and we cannot offer dinner, but you can buy dinner at Klostergården 2 km's walk from the monastery.

We have Catholic Mass at 8:10 a.m. (9:00 on Sundays). All are welcome.

Accomodation is reserved for pilgrims.

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