Reasons to Visit
the Falkland Islands
If you go to the islands for the wildlife the chances are you will come back fascinated by the history. It is not all about the 1982 conflict and with the current changing face of the islands a new chapter is currently being written.
There are few places in the world where you can sit, alone, in a penguin colony with 1000's of birds and 95% of these spots have to be in the Falklands. If you are lucky you can see 5 species of penguins in one day in one place; Gentoo, Magellanic, rock hopper, king and macaroni.
Not only are they incredibly welcoming but they are so knowledgeable and aware of the environment in which they live. Being guided around an island by one of the three inhabitants is a pleasure in itself.
How many places have you been in the last ten years that still rely on 2-metre radio to contact anyone? Leave your mobile at home because, outside Stanley, it won't work.
There may well be a well earned reputation for barren and wind swept lands - but they are truly beautiful and virtually untouched by humans.
The islands teem with a massive array of wildlife, from tiny land birds that survive in pest free environments to enormous elephant seals and beautiful black browed albatross, not forgetting the flightless wasp that have evolved to cope with the wind.
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The East Falkland area of Goose Green and Darwin has become synonymous with the 1982 conflict.
The ultraviolet index is a measure of the risk of skin damage due to exposure to the sun. Be aware that the potential damage caused by the sun varies from person to person as well as by time of day, altitude and several other factors. We recommend contacting your GP for further advice.
Wear sunglasses on bright days; use sunscreen if there is snow on the ground (which reflects UV radiation) or if you have particularly fair skin.
Wear sunglasses and use sunscreen, cover the body with clothing and a hat, and seek shade around midday when the sun is most intense.
Wear sunglasses and use sunscreen having SPF 15 or higher, cover the body with sun protective clothing and a wide-brim hat, and reduce time in the sun from two hours before to three hours after solar noon.
Wear sunscreen, a shirt, sunglasses and a hat. Do not stay out in the sun for too long.
Take all precautions, including: wear sunglasses and use sunscreen, cover the body with a long-sleeved shirt and trousers, wear a very broad hat, and avoid the sun from two hours before to three hours after solar noon.
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