A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.
Overgård (Mads Mikkelsen), a cargo pilot whose small plane has crashed somewhere in the Arctic before the film’s story begins, has figured out how to survive - fishing through the ice, sheltering in the remains of his plane, waiting patiently for a passing plane to spot him. But when one does, his problems aren’t solved, if anything, they are increased. When a failed rescue attempt strands a member of the rescue party (Maria Thelma Smaradottir), Overgård finds a purpose beyond himself, as he struggles to keep the injured woman alive.
‘Arctic’ proves that a good survival thriller doesn't need much in the way of dialogue to get by - especially when Mads Mikkelsen is the one doing the surviving.