My husband, 10-yr old daughter, and I are traveling from Oslo to Myrdal (then on to Flåm) in early September. My husband heard from a coworker that a hike out of Finse would be good. Is it advisable to get off the train at Finse, hike for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours, then catch the next train on to Myrdal or is that not really enough time? I am also concerned about the weather, though I know that is variable. I am assuming we could find a place to stash the luggage, or is that a bad assumption?
Do you think we need to reserve a place on the train from Oslo more than a day ahead of time? We have a ScanRail pass so don't need to purchase tickets. I was wondering if the early trains usually fill up at that time of year. Would it also be a problem taking a later train from Finse without a reservation?
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