I went to Oslo for a few days for work, so I left with only a marginally deeper understanding of Norwegian life and culture than what I came in with (which was almost nothing). I found Norwegians tall, hip and friendly. I'm already imagining a someday sabbatical in Oslo - in winter cross-country skiing out of my door; in summer hanging out on the patios of the hip Grünerløkka bars under the midnight sun. (Key to this fantasy is earning a Norwegian salary - the prices make it a tough tourist destination.)
Here are a few more of the impressions I'll take home with me.