Set in the wild, beautiful and mysterious land of Iceland in 1869, this drama follows the adventure of Nonni and his brother Manni as they embark on a dangerous journey to help a friend wrongly accused of murder. In part one Nonni and Manni live with their mother, Sigrid, and grandmother on a remote farm. A stranger, Harald, arrives from across the sea with news that their father is dead. Harald and Sigrid become lovers and this provokes bitter jealousy in Magnus, a rich merchant who was wooing the young widow. A murder takes place and Magnus accuses Harald. Harald flees, but Nonni sets out to help him.