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Grandson's Birthday

Our grandson will be in graduate school in Oslo this Fall. My husband and I will be traveling there in time to spend his 25th birthday with him the end of August. I'm looking for ideas on what to do to make this day special.

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Norway in a Nutshell tour. To learn more buy Rick Steves Scandanavia guidebook 16th edition.

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What does he like to do and see? If you tell us a bit more about him it might be easier to give advice. The Norway in a Nutshell tour is certainly a good option if he wants to see a bit of the Norwegian landscape, but it will take a while.

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My husband and I will have just done the Norway in a Nutshell coming from Bergen to Oslo so won't be wanting to do that again. Our grandson loves history and is going to school to be a history professor so I'm sure the museums would be an obvious choice, I was just kind of searching for something special that he would not tend to do on his own.

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Good to hear he has an intellectual bent . In Oslo , the Bygdoy museums , particularly The Fram Museum ( also houses The Gjoa ) tells the tale of the Norwegian ship that attained the furthest North under Fridtjof Nansen and later , under Roald Amundsen , made the 1910 voyage to the South Pole . Two biographies by Roland Huntford go far to tell the stories of these two notable Norwegians . " Nansen " https://www.amazon.com/Nansen-Roland-Huntford/dp/0349114927 " The Last Place on Earth " https://www.amazon.com/Last-Place-Earth-Amundsens-Exploration/dp/0375754741 Also , this film based on Huntford's fine book about the South Pole is wonderful - https://youtu.be/o1bbN2NpzLM the film is serialized over eight hours , and is a gripping story