A team working on an oil drilling station in the Arctic gets word that the company is flying them back to Anchorage for a break. Less than an hour into the flight, they fly into a blizzard and the plane goes down.
The are only a handful of survivors, one of whom is Ottway (Liam Neeson), who wants nothing more but to get back home to the woman he loves. He takes charge and leads the men in an attempt to survive the bitter cold. They start a fire for warmth but soon notice they're surrounded by a pack of huge wolves, who are closing in on them.