The Falkland Islands are a source of dispute between the U.K., France, Spain, and Argentina. Each of the four countries claims entitlement to the archipelago. The group of Islands was supported via agriculture, until recently when it took on fishing.

Tourists from South America head to the Falkland Islands for adventure travel and beautiful nature.

Things To Do In Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands do not have famous landmarks but overall they are endowed with exquisite scenic beauty. The natural heritage of the islands holds the prospect for exciting activities. You can watch the wildlife as you see the albatross flying above your deck. Plus, the exotic species of Striated Caracara (Falcon) lives here. Whale watching is another task on the tourist to-do list. 

The exotic species of Striated Caracara (Falcon) lives here. Whale watching is another task on the tourist to-do list. 

Hiking on Mount Usborne seems like a great idea. However, remember to apply some sunscreen, because the Falkland Islands are in the region with a giant hole in the ozone. Consequently, U.V. rays might turn out to be dangerous for your skin. Peat Fire is a unique phenomenon which lasts for months. You can capture, the undying fire in your camera’s lenses.

If you want to know more about tourism in the Falkland Islands, call +500 22215. It is the contact number of the Falkland Islands tourism center in Stanley.

When To Go

Visiting during November-January is fine. Temperatures are cold around these months, making it pleasant for visitors. The two largest islands are East Falkland and West Falkland Islands. Plus, there are several tiny islands such as Sea Lion Island and Pebble Island.

Getting Around

Mount Pleasant is the military airport where all international flights land. Cruise ships will take you to Stanley’s Port. However, you will have to take boats from there to Falkland. Air travel is another option to help in getting between islands. Taxis are prominent in the area surrounding the airport. Also, a land rover is a good option for easy access to the islands.

You can hire 4-wheel-drive and other vehicles easily. Cars drive on the left side of the road here. Road networks are continually improving, but overland travel is still difficult.


The official currency is Falkland Islands Pound. The approximate exchange rate is £0.81 for US$1. The currency exchange is available in Stanley and the Standard Chartered Bank.

Many hotels and shops in Stanley accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards. However, in all other places, it is better to have cash. Also, there are no ATMs in the country.

Electricity & Plug Type

Here, they use electric sockets of type G. The standard voltage is 240V. So, bring an adapter, if you are coming from the USA.

December 9, 2016 3:40 pm Published by

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