Violence comes to the isolated town of Fortitude in the Arctic Circle, one of the safest towns on Earth. As mysterious phenomena plague the town in the aftermath of a murder, the inhabitants realize that no one can be trusted... and all is not that it seems.
While Morton uncovers new information about the death of Billy Pettigrew, Hildur makes a heart-breaking discovery. Another gruesome event occurs in Fortitude.
Panic sweeps through Fortitude as news of the second attack spreads. Dan and Morton must work together while Frank hopes the latest events will exonerate Liam
Frank takes the law into his own hands in a bid to clear Liam's name, while Morton realises Henry may have vital information about Pettigrew's death. A polar bear carcass arrives at the research centre's lab and as Vincent and Natalie analyse the corpse, they develop a theory about the recent events in Fortitude, which they feel compelled to share with Hildur and Dan
DCI Morton pursues Henry Tyson into the Arctic wilderness in search of the truth, while worrying test results force Governor Odegard to take drastic action
Dan races into the frozen wilderness to locate Henry and Morton, but he is forced to reveal the truth surrounding the death of scientist Billy Pettigrew. Back in Fortitude, Natalie has a disturbing encounter with Jason, whose behaviour is becoming increasingly bizarre, while her and Vincent's investigation leads to a particularly strange development in the inquiries into recent events.
Vincent's investigation leads him into a life-threatening situation, while Markus offers an alternative theory on what is plaguing Fortitude. Dan and Hildur launch a desperate hunt for Jason as the need to locate the mammoth carcass escalates and Eric and Yuri go head to head out in the wilderness. With events taking an unexpected turn in the Arctic community, Sheriff Anderssen must make a devastating decision.
The isolated community of Fortitude in the Arctic Circle has never been the scene of a violent crime, so news of a murder rocks the residents. Sheriff Dan Anderssen investigates alongside newly arrived British detective Eugene Morton, while the killing is a disaster for Governor Hildur Odegard's plans to market Fortitude as an upmarket tourist destination.
Oslo send two new officers to attempt to make some sense of the anarchy in Fortitude, and Dan Anderssen continues his descent into madness, bringing him face to face with a grief-stricken Michael Lennox.
A survivor of the deadly parasite makes a connection with Michael, but things take a violent turn. Meanwhile, Dan continues to lose his grip on reality.
Michael hunts for the place he was held captive, and makes a shocking discovery. Annie Burgess arrives in Fortitude looking for answers.
Michael sacrifices everything for a possible future with Elsa. As his violent deeds catch up with him, Dan realises he will never leave Fortitude.