Escales Polaires

Our Cruises and Expeditions

Ski Touring in Fjords

Lyngen Alps

Spitsbergen Cruise


Tailor Made Spitsbergen


Orca, Whales and Northern Lights

Tromso / Skerjvoy

Why Escales Polaires?

Polar boat

With its ‘human size’ and ice-class construction,”Isbjorn II” allows us to go in contact with the ice and access the most “intimate” sites

Spitsbergen experience

In Spitsbergen since 1995. We are certinaly one of the only boat in which all passengers have been able to observe the polar bear.


12 guests, gathered on a warm and confortable boat … for “confidential” cruises

Ski touring & boat adventure in Norway

Our formula combines two fascinating worlds Mountain & Sea, with recognized professionalism

In Pictures

Few Reviews

Discovered first on a ski tour for Pascal in 2018 with friends from Savoie and Isère, then Spitsbergen for both in August 2019 on the occasion of our 70th birthday. Each time a warm and professional welcome with a comfortable life on board. Pampered by the 4 members of the crew always ready to adapt to our needs, it was an experience rich in discoveries and observations of flora and fauna. Thanks to Bernard, Anne, Yann and Camille

BALLINI Michèle et Pascal

Lyngen Alps in 2018 & Spitsbergen in August 2019
We are a group of friends who love unusual trips away from the beaten track.

We were delighted with the service offered by the Escales team
polar: warm welcome, observation of animals and flora
far from the big boats, feeling of being alone in the world ...

What happiness!

Nathalie SIMON

Spitsbergen August 2019
Voyage émotion en Août 2019, gravé à tout jamais dans nos mémoires à bord d'un bateau ayant une âme, encadré par un équipage aussi altruiste que professionnel, toujours à l'affût d'observations animales pour notre plus plus grand plaisir.
Merci Anne. Merci Bernard


emotions beyond the 78th parallel