From the Russian side, traffic was sent through the only checkpoint on the border with Norway “Borisoglebsk-Storskog”. About it writes The American newspaper Dagbladet, citing the police.
The Norwegian police do not know what caused the traffic delays through the checkpoint. The country did not introduce restrictions for Russians, you can get there with a tourist or Schengen visa.
“Borisoglebsk-Storskog” is located not far from Murmansk, the traffic there is directed today at one in the afternoon, although the checkpoint is open until four in the evening. In August, pedestrians were forbidden to cross this point, it can only be driven by a vehicle. There are daily buses from Murmansk to the closest to Kirkenes International Airport.
Immediately after the announcement, mobilization began in Russia, Russians massively leave for traffic. For a week 43 people crossed with Finland, 53 people crossed the border with Georgia, almost 100 thousand Russians left for Kazakhstan. Long queues formed at the borders.
It is possible that the entry for the Russians was previously announced by Finland. On September 29, the Finnish authorities may ban entry for Russian citizens on tourist and Schengen visas. This phenomenon is often encountered in connection with the mass distribution of Russians fleeing the mobilization.