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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Our Falkland Islands specialists are experienced and passionate about the region - between them they have spent many weeks a year researching new experiences and ensuring everything is of the highest standard. They know these islands inside out.
ConorThe Falkland Islands Specialist01993 838 643
Our first-hand knowledge of the islands, the accommodation and the excursions available means that we will ensure you get the most out of your visit by creating a trip tailored just for you.
Getting there is an adventure in itself. We use either the weekly LAN service from Santiago via Punta Arenas (ideal if you’re already on a trip to Chile), or you can travel on the RAF service from Brize Norton via Ascension Island. In either case, you land at the military base of Mount Pleasant, from where you’ll start your tour.
Traveling between the islands is facilitated by the FIGAS (Falkland Island Government Air Service) eight-seater twin-engined Islander aircraft, which almost acts as a taxi service.
We’ll design your trip to suit your specific interests. It will probably take in Stanley plus one or two “camp” settlements. (Camp is the term for any settlements within the islands that aren’t Stanley.)
Our country specialists can advise on any safety concerns you may have. For current information, please refer to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.
'The Falkland Islanders at War' by Graham Bound. This first-hand account of the conflict written by the editor of Penguin News (the local newspaper) at the time will give you a great insight to life on the islands.
British Forces Broadcasting Service.
The lamb everywhere is brilliant but for a real treat spend a day fishing from Port Howard and have the fruits of your labour for dinner.
Enjoy a pint of bitter in the Victory pub, or a gin and tonic as the sun sets on Pebble Island.
Smoko (afternoon tea and cakes).
Penguins, dark winters, snow.
Traditional souvenirs are reminiscent of a beach holiday in the UK!
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