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Young elephant seal relaxing, Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands travel advice

Practical Information

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 islands

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.

Arranging your itinerary

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.)

Travel Advice

Our certified country specialists can advise on any safety concerns you may have. For current information, please refer to the State Department website.

When to go to The Falkland Islands

You'll find temperature and rainfall information, together with a month-by-month guide on visiting, on our guide for when to go to The Falkland Islands.

More Information

  • Flight Time
    12 hours 30 upwards dependent on airline (New York to Mount Pleasant)

  • Time Zone
    UTC -4