Falkland Island Holidays
Remote location – dramatic isolation
Great wildlife including penguins; elephant seals, whales and amazing birdlife
Clarity of light (no pollution) – great for photography and painting
Eat a delicious meal of fresh lamb; diddle dee jam, round a crackling log fire
Stay in a small and cosy owner run B&B, where you will feel part of the family
James, our Falkland Island specialist, was blown away by the stark beauty of the Falkland Islands, the incredibly warm and friendly hospitality of the Islanders, the unbelievable wildlife including the charismatic king penguin and the extraordinary beautiful light and isolation.
Not the most obvious of holiday destinations, the Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas, reside in the southernmost waters of the Atlantic Ocean, some 300 miles (482 km's) off the east coast of Patagonia. This remote and untamed archipelago features two large islands; the East and West Falklands, surrounded by hundreds of smaller islands.
In a windswept frontier where people are outnumbered by penguins it’s hardly surprising to discover that the main attraction here is its enormous bounty of wildlife. It’s not uncommon to spot dolphins frolicking in the icy waters around Stanley Harbour or comical gentoo penguins waddling to and fro from low lying rookeries dotted along the rugged coast. From Carcass Island to Sea Lion Island, the throng of bird species is staggering; the penguin family being particularly well represented with king, gentoos, rockhoppers, macaroni and magellan breeding annually upon its shores. Furthermore, a voyage into the deep waters of outlying islands will occasionally reward marine enthusiasts with bull elephant seal and southern right whale encounters.
Aside from remarkable wildlife, explore the battlefields associated with the infamous 1982 conflict, including Wireless Ridge, Mount Tumbledown and Sapper Hill, for a truly moving glimpse into the bravery of servicemen who fought there. Moreover, delve deeper into the islands maritime history with a stroll around Stanley Harbour where evidence of many sunken sailing ships and early steam vessels dating back to the 17th century can be seen.
The possibilities are endless. Experience the Falklands on their own, as part of a Chile holiday or as a stop off on an expeditionary voyage to South Georgia and Antarctica.
Journey Ideas For Falkland Islands
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- Classic Falkland Islands
8 days exploring this wildlife rich archipelago.