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Radiation levels in Norway

Radiation levels in Norway

We carry a Geiger counter with us since we started the journey of perpetual travel and keep on checking radiation levels where ever we are. So far, we mostly have encountered friendly radiation levels, but occasionally freaky values do emerge.

Here is some radiation we captured in Norway. To sum it up, in Norway, a country of nature, values of background radiation are not of concern at all, oscillating nicely at average levels.

Values on the display of the Geiger counter are easy to understand, if you can compare them to typical values of background radiation. If you are the ambitious kind – or, at least for the sake of your physics teacher – read this, to be able to ‘read’ this:

 

14th August 2012. About 10 km from the craziest rock ever, called Preikestolen.

Geiger counter Gamma Scout Radiation Norway

 

15th August 2012. Aurskog (40km from Oslo) on the private estate of the Arschloch community.

Geiger counter Gamma Scout Radiation Norway

 

15th August 2012. Outskirts of Oslo.

Geiger counter Gamma Scout Radiation Norway

 

26th August Norway.  Oslo, city centre.

Geiger counter Gamma Scout Radiation Oslo Norway

 

Same spot, seconds later. Values can bounce quiet a bit. Radioactive rays on the move.

Geiger counter Gamma Scout Radiation Oslo Norway

 

18th August 2012. Outskirts of Florø overlooking the city. Florø is Norway’s, and thus the Scandinavian Penisula’s, westernmost town.

Geiger counter Gamma Scout Radiation Norway

 

In Norway things are radioactively rather relaxed. All you need to worry about are trolls, hairy houses, knotts and fat cats.

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