My question is related. I want the flexibility of staying a night longer, or at least staying in one place a few hours longer and then getting the next ferry or train. Some posts report doing this with no problem, at least for ferries and trains. They say tickets are not timed. However, when I asked Fijord Tours they say that one must stick to the schedule you buy. Is this what they wish one would do, so this is said? I would hate to be held to running with the herd to the ferry when that is not necessary.
"DON’T follow the set schedule.
Well, you can if you want to, but we learned the schedule can actually be a lot more flexible than it says on your ticket. I’m sure the tour people want you to stick to your timetables, but we found it really doesn’t matter what time you catch each of the different transportation legs. Which means if you want to spend more time in one location, as long as you know there is another bus/ferry/train coming later in the day you can skip your assigned time and just catch the next one."