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The Bright Midnight is a 1100 km self-supported bikepacking adventure in Norway. Through small villages by way of gravel roads. Experience the barren tundra, dramatic fjords and mystical forests, climbing over 20,000 m of the most spectacular and iconic climbs Norway has to offer.
The route starts in Tolga, a mountain village nestled on the river Glåma and the doorway to the Forollhogna National Park, iconic in its vast tundra. Gravel paths and fast flowing roads follow the sun west towards the glistening tarmac switchbacks of Trollstigen, where the high mountains and the raw nature of Norway loom ever closer with each pedal stroke.
Time will carry you into the fjordlands, descending steep cliff faces shaped by millenia old glacier journeys. Arriving in the fjord city of Geiranger with painted houses and graphic architecture bordering sea inlets, pause and take a moment to reflect on passes conquered and roads travelled.
The next part of the challenge awaits. It’s time to visit the home of the giants - Jotunheim national park. The highest peaks of the Norway are resting there, you will be riding among them. Dipping down to the fjord to fill your lungs with fresh air and head back up again. You will get to ride a part of the famous Mjølkevegen and to see what’s so special about it!
The journey must now return east towards the morning sun through Grimsdalen, where you will be overlooking Rondane National Park. The legs might feel tired, but the views will keep you going. You are almost there!
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