They join the thousands roaming the Swedish countryside and will eventually end up on Finland’s doorstep.
The commencement of group deportations of failed asylum seekers from Norway to Russia has prompted dozens to abscond from the low-security migrant camps in which they have until now been housed.
Norway is one of the northern European nations which has been a prime target for intrepid migrants, offering generous state benefits, and a reasonably welcoming environment, helped by the fact relatively few migrants have arrived there compared to other nations where tempers are starting to fray.
Yet unlike some of their neighbours the Norwegian government has been enforcing national migratory laws, and have been active in deporting individuals attempting to illegally access the country by the northern border with Russia, having already travelled thousands of miles past Moscow and Murmansk to get there.
Rather than sending the migrants back to Russia on foot, or as is more often the case by bicycle the Norwegian government is now organising buses, having carried a grand total of 13 migrants back so far, reports the BBC.