Need a help around our upcoming Norway trip - I have booked a ticket on the Flam Railway on NSB website. The Ticket needs to be picked up at the station / ticket machine / mobile app. However many people at this forum have mentioned that the flam railway ticket needs to be always validated at the Myrdal station? So if I pick up the ticket on my mobile phone app, do I still need to go to the ticket counter at Myrdal or can I board the train and occupy any seat (free seating I presume) ?
Secondly which side of the train will have the best views if we are boarding from Myrdal?
Lastly, anyone who lives in Bergen or is around Flam this week - hows the weather like at the moment? Looks like a lot of rain in the forecasts..is that a constant drizzle or are their some sunny intervals? We are arriving on 23rd and already the weather looks gloomy for that weekend :-(