Hundreds of people have already pledged their support to the protest against the recent rise in migrants arriving in Torneå in Finland from twin city Haparanda in northern Sweden, by joining a Facebook event for the demonstration.
But those in favour of maintaining freedom of movement have been quick to arrange their own alternative demonstration in an attempt to show the world that not all Lapland residents back efforts to prevent refugees from travelling between the two countries.
Adam Huuva, one of the organizers, told Swedish broadcaster SVT on Tuesday that locals "lived off the borderless" feel of the area and said he found it strange that some had therefore sought to campaign against this amid the hike in new arrivals from war-torn nations.
Finland is experiencing an unexpected influx of migrants on its border with Sweden, mostly Iraqi asylum seekers hoping to reunite with friends and family.
So far this year more than 13,000 asylum seekers arrived in the Nordic nation compared to just 3,600 in the whole of last year.
However a vocal minority of Finns have demonstrated their hostility to the rising number of new arrivals in recent weeks.
Refugees sleeping at an immigration reception centre in Lahti, Finland. Photo: Markku Ulander/TT
In the southern city of Lahti, dozens of demonstrators – some with burning torches – hurled fireworks at a bus which was transporting asylum seekers to a new reception centre last week, making global headlines.
One of the protesters could be seen dressed in a white hood – a symbol of the racist American Ku Klux Klan – with a Finnish flag in his hand.
Prime Minister Juha Sipila condemned the attack on Twitter, saying "threats and violence against asylum seekers and migrants are absolutely unacceptable".
However, Finland was the only European Union state to abstain from last week's vote about relocating asylum seekers
across the member countries.
It accepted its two percent share of 120,000 asylum seekers in question but said it was opposed to a mandatory quota system.