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Albatross in flight, Falkland Islands

Things to do in the Falkland Islands

Wild and rugged, the isolated Falkland Islands have a unique character and a surprising number of things to do. One of the main reasons to visit is the outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities. Home to five species of penguin and large numbers of seals, albatross and whales, you can visit the world's largest accessible king penguin colony on a day trip to Volunteer Point or see gentoo and Magellanic penguin, elephant seals and dolphins on picturesque Carcass Island.

A trip to Pebble Island reveals a more poignant side to the islands and provides an insight into the 1982 conflict, including a memorial to those who died aboard HMS Coventry.

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Ideas for experiencing the Falkland Islands

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the Falkland Islands, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • King Penguins at Volunteer Point

    Volunteer Point Excursion


    Take a full day's trip out of Stanley to visit the world's largest accessible King Penguin colony.

  • A Rockhopper (left) and a Macaroni on Pebble Island

    Pebble Island Excursion

    Pebble Island

    Visits to the Penguin colonies and white sand beaches are a must, and for those interested in the 1982 conflict there are many sites to visit, including the memorial to the 19 men who died aboard HMS Coventry which lies 13 miles off the coast

  • Elephant Seals, Carcass Island, The Falkland Islands

    Carcass Island

    Carcass Island

    Carcass Island is simply stunning. The pristine wildlife is everywhere, from the caracaras that will steal anything you put down for more than a second, to the huge elephant seals, and dolphins.

  • Black browed albatross, the Falkland Islands

    Rookery Mount

    Saunders Island

    Rookery Mount is reached by 4x4 from the main settlement and is home to a colony of Albatross but is perhaps best known for the Rockhopper 'shower', a fresh water spring that the birds use to rinse off the salt from the sea.