Kyrkogardso is an island in the middle of the Baltic Sea in the archipelago of the Aland islands. There are eight inhabitants on the island and they are part of the Nordberg family, which has owned the land for 16 generations. During the winter, the cold transforms the landscape and the sea ices over. The protagonist, Ida Nordberg, a five-year-old girl, who each day gets ready to go to school on a nearby island by ice-breaker. The everyday journey, the journey of a lifetime, a line crossing an impressionist landscape.