A childhood friend from the past convinces Amanda to explore a wilder side of herself. A bolder and more adventurous side that can free her from a troubled state of mind that has only gotten worse due to recent events. There’s only one problem, it involves finding a wild polar bear, and they aren’t very easy to find. There are no wild polar bears near her home in Seattle.
As she journeys toward the mysterious high Arctic, where wild polar bears roam free, she begins to reflect more deeply on her life.
In the Arctic, traveling through the rapidly warming home of polar bears, she begins to see how recent events in her life are intimately connected to the ground she walks on. As she explores this wonderland of ice and snow that is lit by dancing lights in the sky, it is the hidden dangers, different culture, and the expansive landscape she finds herself in, which combine to change how she views the world around her.
Along with her guide, Lars, and his team of dogs, she discovers a secret about who we are that will change her life forever. As the meaning behind her search for a wild bear becomes more clear, she is confronted with a choice that will affect everyone she has ever known.