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Which side of train to sit on for best view?

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Which side of train to sit on for best view?

Will be taking the train from Oslo to Bergen. As we travel to the west coast, s it best to book seats on my left-hand or right-hand side for best view?

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1. Re: Which side of train to sit on for best view?

That varies along the line, if the train is not packed you can switch side at will

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2. Re: Which side of train to sit on for best view?

We went in May. our experience was just take a seat with a large window. Train fills up quickly and you're lucky to get seats together with no time to worry about which side they are on. We thought scenery was good on both sides.

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3. Re: Which side of train to sit on for best view?

A seat reservation is required on the Oslo to Bergen train with an allocated seat number, so there is no question of being 'lucky to get seats'. Perhaps CruisinKiki is talking about the Flam railway, where there are no seat reservations. If they travelled without a seat reservation (or without realising they had one with the ticket) and just took a seat they fancied then they were lucky not to be moved. The person who had reserved that seat may have been too polite to ask them to move.

Left side is probably best in this direction if you have a choice, but really doesn't make much difference as OV says. All the windows are large but where you are relative to the nearest one is more important and that's a matter of luck.

Edited: 26 June 2014, 18:06
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