There was this film I saw years ago about these wanderers somewhere in the nordic realms long, long ago. The struggles for their survival under harsh conditions against all odds was the primary scenario of the film. What struck me then and has stuck with me since was the final scene where the 5 remants made it alive, and then each of them had some kind of legendary symbol float up above them towards the overhead camera shot -- it was apparently that these 5 individuals were the core of some following nordic myth or legend.
Unfortunately I've forgotten what the name of the movie was, or even which language it was in. I've tried to locate it since, but to no avail. My guess is it was filmed in the 70's or 80's. I wish I could find it again.
Ring any bells, /film/?