"Not that surprising, the density of people in northern Finland (Lapland) is 1.98/km² (98 984,36 km², 183 775p (year 2009)).
We did hit a long traffic jam when we left Finland and joined the Norwegian E6 coastal road at Alta - with everyone heading towards North Cape. In 1979 it was an unsurfaced road - and was nose to tail with tourist camper vans that made slow work of some of the twisting gradients. There were times when a Range Rover's road clearance and low gears proved useful.
We left the tourists behind after we by-passed North Cape and turned south at Kistrand to head down to Savonlinna, Helsinki, and Åbo en route to Stockholm again - and finally to Bergen for the ferry home.