BTW, I'm visiting Oslo at the beginning of August - any cool recommendations I should check out?
Huh, neat, that's cool ^^, And you're American, or..? Business or pleasure trip?
But yeah, um, recommentaions... If you happen to be one of those kinda guys that finds it fun and interesting with museums, history, sights and such, then you'll have a blast! Enough of that to go around!
If you however are on the opposite scale, then I have some bad news for you...
I've never understood people coming to Norway on their vacation trip, because there is literally nothing to do here... Besides the bloody museums, so many museums, they are everywhere.... *shivers*
However, if an amusement park is of interest, then Norways biggest (and in reality Norways only) is located only 20 min away from Oslo by car. Or about 30 min by public transport.
The park is called Tusenfryd. It has alot to offer, and there is something for everyone there, regardless of what you might enjoy, be it adrenalin, speed, calm, etc.
But the main thing about Norway, that some apparently finds interesting? is our nature and the sights around the country. Yes by all means, we have some stunning view here and there, but they are through out the whole country, and often more than not at remote places that you have to hike at least 2-3 hours just to get to them. But hey, I guess someone finds that fun too. I for one would not spend my vacation on it thou, but I may just be spoiled by living here and all, I dunno..
So yeah, anyhow, I would suggest checking out Tripadvisor in regards of things to do in Oslo, you might find something interesting there that could catch your drift.