OK, I've been researching doing NIN as a round trip day trip from Oslo. Originally we decided not to do it, because on the official website it was going to cost us 10,600nok, or about $1200, for our family of four. Today I started looking at the DIY option, and if I'm reading things right, it looks like we can do it for a little over $700, or almost HALF of the tour price on our own! In the Rick's Scandinavia book, he mentions that the prices between choosing the tour and not choosing it are pretty close, so
I'm afraid I did something wrong, because that is a huge price difference!
We're looking at going June 18, four adults. Here's what I got doing it DIY:
--Train Oslo-Flam (6:35-13:10) 2556nok
--Ferry Flam-Gudvangen (13:20-15:30) 1260nok
--Bus Gudvangen-Voss (15:40-16:55) couldn't get an exact price, but the most expensive single tickets seem to be 268nok
--Train Voss-Oslo (17:11-22:35) 1596nok
All of these times match the NIN official website, so I assume they're all the same transfers. Does this really look like it will work? The times just seem so tight. Anybody recently took this tour, either through the website or DIY, and can assure me that these times will work??