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2 days in Oslo and we don't speak Norweenen!

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Apr 15th, 2018, 05:03 PM
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2 days in Oslo and we don't speak Norweenen!

My wife and I (both 70's) arrive late afternoon on May 30th and depart mid-morning on on June 2nd. That gives us a full 2 days. Any itinerary suggestions would be appreciated.
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Apr 15th, 2018, 05:34 PM
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Norweenens probably speak the best English in Europe - long ago when I spent some weeks there everyone it seemed spoke a kind of American English and so fluently. So that's not a problem!
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Apr 15th, 2018, 07:04 PM
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Do not worry...you will be fine. Everyone spoke English when we were in Norway.
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Apr 15th, 2018, 07:38 PM
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language is no an issue. I recommend spending one of your days visiting the museums at Bygd°y
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See: https://mytimetotravel.wordpress.com...navia-in-oslo/
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Apr 16th, 2018, 03:29 PM
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Sorry for the confusion

I wasn't really worried about there being a language problem. That was just my attempt to capture your attention. I'm still looking for ideas and places to start my research. Thanks.
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Apr 16th, 2018, 03:36 PM
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You must see Edvard Munch:

https://www.visitoslo.com/en/article...s-art-in-oslo/
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Apr 16th, 2018, 06:54 PM
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I concur with thursdaysd, the trip out to Bygdoy peninsula was the highlight of my short visit to Oslo.If you haven't clicked on to thursdaysd's link, do so for a overview of what the peninsula has to offer. I spent several hours at the Norwegian Folk Museum and could've stayed longer. It is a definitive guide to traditional Norwegian Culture. I also visited the Viking Ship Museum while there but didn't have time for Kon -Tiki. I also enjoyed the Akershaus Castle a Renaissance palace/fortress with Scandinavian influences and even a medieval portion thrown in. Do utilize the free audio guide which provide lots of interesting tidbits. Otherwise, you'll just be looking at some pretty rooms. The Resistance Museum is near the castle, and really worth a visit. Very moving and powerful. If at all interested in art, then do visit the Munch Museum. If you're not familiar with Edvard Munch, then forget it.
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Apr 16th, 2018, 09:02 PM
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The Vigeland sculpture gardens are unbelievable and well worth a visit.

We had several weeks in Norway and only came across one person who couldn't speak English. Mind you, it did make me feel pathetic that I couldn't speak any other language than English.
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