DAY08

Stockholm, Sweden

Helsinki, Finland

14:35

TRAVEL TIME

391 mi

DISTANCE

28 L

FUEL AMOUNT

Monday 5 October 2020

Sweden & Finland

Day eight on the Road to 2021 and the team did a lot of miles and travel time without the cars moving. Well yes and no. It was one of the more unusual days as they took a ferry from Stockholm, Sweden to Turku, Finland, and then drove on to the capital, Helsinki. After some time exploring the Swedish capital in the morning, the two Minis rolled onto the boat and the four guys spent probably the longest time out of the cars on the trip.

 

Without having any company interviews but equally without being behind the wheel much, the team got the chance to interact with other people on the ferry and ask them some questions instead. After a 'soaker' the day before, they also got beautiful weather for the ferry crossing, which cameraman Mark particularly appreciated.

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Sweden

Sweden

POPULATION

10M

1.34% of Euro population

LIFE EXPECTANCY

82.5YRS

2

Increase since 2000

HEALTH SYSTEM

Universal

Health expenditure per capita

1507

about €1343 below the EU average

PRIMARY RISK
FACTORS

Smoking 10%

Obesity 13%

Obesity

LEADING CAUSE
OF DEATH

Heart Disease

52.3%

Decrease since 2000

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Alfred Nobel (1833-1896)

Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, and businessman, Alfred Nobel had 355 different patents to his name, and bequeathed his fortune to create the Nobel Prize.

Finland

Finland

POPULATION

5M

0.67% of Euro population

LIFE EXPECTANCY

81.7YRS

>4

Increase since 2000

HEALTH SYSTEM

Health expenditure per capita

3036

about €186 above the EU average

PRIMARY RISK
FACTORS

Smoking 14%

Obesity 20%

Obesity

LEADING CAUSE
OF DEATH

Heart Disease

47.8%

Decrease since 2000

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Gunnar Nordström

Gunnar Nordström (1881-1923)

Often called "the Einstein of Finland," Nordström was a theoretical physicist best remembered for his theory of gravitation, which was an early competitor of general relativity.