When Svipdag’s father mysteriously disappears on a trading expedition, Svipdag vows to find him and together with his best friend, Erik, set out on what turns into an amazing adventure. Their travels take them through Nidavellir, the dark realms of the dwarves where danger lurks around every corner and into Asgard, the home of the mighty Norse gods. In the course of their travels, they forge friendships with a girl, Gerd, who is a run-away, and the dwarf, Faravid. When Svipdag and his friends reach Asgard, they find out that the giants in Jotunheim hold Svipdag's father as a prisoner. Securing the help from the two gods Thor and Loki, Svipdag goes up against the giants' crafty leader, Utgard-Loki. It proves a daunting challenge and becomes the ultimate test of the adventurers' friendship. In constant mortal peril, Svipdag and his friends must face and overcome their greatest fears. Along the way, they learn the joys and sobering sacrifices life entails. Set against the enchanted realms of Norse mythology and the harsh world of Viking age Scandinavia, this tale of Svipdag and his companions is sure to capture the imagination of young readers and their parents.