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Oslo to Myrdal train segment scenic or not?

As for Norway In A Nutshell, is this 4 hours route scenic segment worth going?

Or the best parts are from Mydral to Bergen (or vice versa) if doing the Norway In A Nutshell one way route (of course including the classic railway Flam, catamaran cruise)

Otherwise, if the scenic from Oslo to Myrdal can be skipped, we will directly to Bergen instead and do the NIN round trip as I see that Mydral to Oslo segment is being omitted

Just for reference, we will be going next year in mid Feb during winter and then end of Feb, we will be taking the cruise up to Trosmo and then from there, take the winter 7 hour beautiful scenery Arctic bus from Trosmo to Rovaniemi. If you tell me that the mountain fjord is going to be similar from Oslo to Myrdal, then I would be happy to skip it as well

Otherwise, if Bergen NIN round trip will just be as fine and won't miss anything badly, then I will likely to take this one
But only thing is when I went to the NIN website, it gives me 2 options route i.e.

1st option
Start Bergen: 8:30am
Bergen - Voss - Gudvangen - Flåm - Myrdal - Bergen
Ends Bergen: 6:20pm

OR

2nd option
Start Bergen: 8:08am
Bergen - Myrdal - Gudvangen - Flåm - Voss - Bergen
Ends Bergen: 8:40pm

Which option to take would be better out of the 2?

I suppose the 1st one would be better given it finish earlier? Also I checked that sunset starts 5:47pm on that day so if I take the 2nd option, from Voss to Bergen segment, it will be dark and I will miss the beautiful scenery?

Also 1 other thing, I know you can take Bergen to the airport from the station by taking tram no. 1 around 40 min, and does it stop right outside the airport or need to walk a while?

Thanks in advance

Posted by
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At the airport the tram terminus could not be closer to the airport unless it was actually inside the terminal building. Very, very convenient

Posted by
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And yes, Oslo-Myrdal is a very scenic route.

(Also, don't overestimate the scenery between Tromsö and Rovaniemi.)

Posted by
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I don't know anything about conditions in the winter, but in the summer I thought Oslo-Myrdal was a lot more scenic than Voss-Bergen.