In contemporary rural Iceland, a wayward nine-year-old girl, Sól, is sent to distant countryside relatives for a summer to work and to mature. Nature seems endless there, the animals are soulful but the people are harsh. All except the mysterious farmhand Jón, who—as Sól herself—likes words better than people. But the farmers' daughter Ásta has a claim on Jón as well, and soon Sól becomes entangled in a drama she hardly can grasp. This summer marks Sól's rite of passage into the murky waters of adulthood, and the wild nature in us all.