When Torarin and his sister Svalin want a horse for riding, their parents buy two Bactrian camels. The family soon discovers that camel training is not for amateurs. Therefore, they go on an expedition to Mongolia, hoping to find a professional camel trainer who will accept an invitation to train their camels in Arctic Norway. And deep into the Goby desert, they actually find a candidate. But they are not prepared for the Mongolian training methods.