Guaranteed 2000 years of data storage

Arctic World Archive (AWA): Unhackable underground and cloud-free data storage on Svalbard.

The AWA web application

Built from the ground up, by professional data archivers with 20+ years of experience.

Trusted by many

First-Class Archival Features

A dashboard built for long term data archival, by archivists.

Generate metadata with AI

Automatically generate metadata for your files with our state of the art Machine Learning algorithm.*

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Automatic metadata generation in the AWA web application

Custom metadata schemas

Define your own metadata schemas, and give a personal structure to your files.

Define you own metadata schemas in the AWA web application

Data-based Pricing

A pricing model that is fair and based on how much data you want to store, and for how long you want it to be preserved.

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Data based pricing model

A unhackable zero-emission data vault on the safest natural location on earth

The Arctic World Archive (AWA) is a unhackable, secure data and file storage vault located deep inside an Arctic Mountain on the isolated archipelago, Svalbard. Here we secure the world's digital data, memory, history, treasures and ensure that it is made available and accessible for future generations without data loss.

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Entrance to the Arctic World Archive vault, lit up by LED strips on the iron rails.
Snowmobiles on Svalbard.
Raindeer on Svalbard.
Closeup of the piqlBox.

Storage for ultra-long time

We have used the latest nano technologies to convert photo-sensitive 35mm film into an immutable digital preservation medium for the future. This film, the piqlFilm, is protected by the unique piqlBox which enables secure storage of the data. This makes it possible for the piqlFilm, with your data, to survive the next 1000 years.

Our Services
Svalbard mountains above the blue ocean.

A unhackable alternative to cloud storage

Whether you are an institution, a business or want to store your personal data, we will ensure your data, history, memories and files lasts forever in our secure data storage vault on Svalbard.


Store your irreplaceable digital assets so that they can reach the future. Books in libraries are prone to fire, but not when stored in the Arctic World Archive on film.


Store your corporate history, data, docuements and memories well protected so the future can remember you.


Make sure your valuable data, pictures, digital or physical art, books, or movies outlive yourself.

From €9     

/ Month (billed yearly)

AWA Subscription

  • – Access to AWA portal
  • – Cloud storage of your piqlFilm
  • – Support the AWA foundation
  • – Access to the AWA community
  • – Chat and phone support from AWA
  • – Exclusive invitation to events
  • – Access to AWA merchandise
  • – Access to scientific reports

Register for Free!

Free access for 45 days! By subscribing, you can start to use our digital AWA portal to upload data to your piqlFilm. Once you feel ready, you can submit and pay for the deposit of your piqlFilm into the Arctic World Archive. As long as you remain a member, you have the option to have online access to your data.

Image of Camilla Viken (UNICEF Norway), the woman quoted on the testimony below.
« The Arctic World Archive is not only secure, but also holding a collection of highly important information and cultural heritage. What better place to store what we view as the world’s most important document than here?

Camilla Viken

Executive Director, UNICEF Norway


AWA is home to historical manuscripts, literature, music, contemporary art, museum masterpieces, scientific breakthroughs, the writings of Nobel laureates, priceless cultural heritage, irreplaceable memories of indigenous people, the worlds open-source software and much more.

Want to join a deposit on Svalbard?

To visit Svalbard is on many people's bucket list, and we recommend everyone who stores their precious memories in AWA to participate in a deposit ceremony.

Automatic metadata generation in the AWA web application