Falkland Islands

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Cruises to the Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica - Birding

Meet at least six penguin species!

OTL21-21 A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Cruise date:

25 Oct - 14 Nov, 2021

Price:

12600 USD

8 days South Georgia Special incl. Steeple Jason, Carcass Island, Falkland Islands - Birding

Experience the best of the sub-Antarctic

JNS21-21 Few places compare to South Georgia in terms of exotic wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery, and the Falklands are no different. On this exploratory voya

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

5 Nov - 25 Nov, 2021

Price:

12600 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species!

HDS21-21 A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

6 Nov - 26 Nov, 2021

Price:

12600 USD

Falkland Islands – South Georgia – SOLAR ECLIPSE – Antarctic Peninsula

A riveting cosmic event only fully experienced along a narrow terrestrial pathway

PLAEC-21 Though you can see the total solar eclipse along a few key path locations around the globe, none of them offers as unique a “venue” as Antarctica. Com

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

23 Nov - 12 Dec, 2021

Price:

16400 USD

Antarctic Peninsula - SOLAR ECLIPSE - South Georgia - Falkland Islands

A riveting cosmic event only fully experienced along a narrow terrestrial pathway

JNSEC-21 Though you can see the total solar eclipse along a few key path locations around the globe, none of them offers as unique a “venue” as Antarctica. Com

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

25 Nov - 14 Dec, 2021

Price:

16400 USD

Falklands cruise video

Falkland Islands story

Antarctica and My Old Friend, Ortelius: Passenger Story by Ann Lane

I was on the recent Antarctic trip on Ortelius, 16 Feb - 7 March. This has been my third expedition with Oceanwide, and

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Falkland Islands blog

Oceanwide Expeditions’ “Wild, Wild South” video an Adventure in Motion finalist

Oceanwide’s short video, “Wild, Wild South: Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica,” has been selected as a finalist in th

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Falklands cruise reviews

Overall rating based on 58 votes

IT DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS
by CAROLINE and DAVE HUNT

Congratulations to everyone at Oceanwide for providing a superbly well run expedition on a marvellous ship. The Hondius is a world-leader in its eco credentials and superb for its operating environment. Ever

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A memorable trip
by Nigel Redford

This was dream trip of a lifetime. We are very please that we chose the Hondius. The hotel staff were superb , friendly and very helpful , the food was excellent and the facilities appropriate for an expedit

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A Superb Antarctic Trip
by Laura Hirst

An outstanding trip which was everything we hoped for and more. The passionate Oceanwide Expedition leader who , with his team epitomised the spirit of expedition by ensuring, (whether permitting!) we landed

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Unforgettable Holiday
by Margaret Bonsall

Every aspect of this cruise exceeded our expectations. The staff were all most welcoming, enthusiastic, very experienced and thought of everything each of us could possibly need or want to make this the most

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Trip of a lifetime
by Kate Simpson

Incredible, probably does not describe our trip and I’m not sure any word can. The ship, Captain, leaders, guides, food, wait staff, housekeeping- everyone treated us like royalty. The wildlife just mi

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Todd DiCello
Life Changing Expedition
by Todd DiCello

Although it's impossible to sum up our Oceanwide trip on Hondius from Ushuaia to The Falklands/Malvinas, South Georgia, South Orkneys, Elephant Island, South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula below t

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Falkland Islands FAQ

What is the temperature and weather like in the Falkland Islands?

The climate in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) is typically cool, but there is not a lot of annual precipitation and snow does not typically stick to the ground. However, please note that minimal amounts of rain fall on a regular basis. No matter wh

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What Wildlife Can I See in the Falkland Islands?

Anyone who takes a voyage to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) can expect to see a large and diverse group of birds. In fact, this is one of the area’s primary sources of biodiversity. There are 16 endemic bird species, and a total of 63 species

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What is the Capital of the Falkland Islands?

Port Stanley is the capital of Falkland Islands (Malvinas). This spot is located on the East Falkland Island, and it is the region’s largest settlement. Stanley provides the main shopping hub for the Falkland Islands. In 1843, work first began

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How many people live in the Falkland Islands?

As of 2012, the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) had a population of 2,932. More than 2,100 of these people live in Stanley, which leaves the rest of the islands sparsely populated. Residents of the islands are referred to as Falklanders, and they typical

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Who Owns the Falkland Islands?

The Falkland Islands (Malvinas) is a British overseas territory, but there have been several disputes over who actually controls West Falkland, East Falkland and the 776 other small islands that make up the entire region. Argentina is one of the nati

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What Unique Features Does the Falkland Islands Have?

Many visitors to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) include a stop around West Falklands during their travels. Several islands in the area hosts a great variety of breeding birds and easy to reach large rookeries of Rockhopper penguins, Black-browe

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Falkland Islands weather

The overall climate of the Falkland Islands is quite similar to that found amongst the British Isles, except with more sunshine in any given year. However the islands are quite windy and the wind can sometimes carry a chill, so be prepared with appropriate layers.

An average spring day (between October through November) in the Falklands will have temperatures around 10°C.

Facts about the Falkland Islands

  • The Falkland boasts a robust population of almost 3000 people.
  • Most of the people living on the islands are of British descent and are known as “Kelpers”.
  • Sheep vastly outnumber human beings on the island, with a population of around 500,000. That’s around 166 sheep for every person.
  • There’s only one true town on the Falklands – Stanley, with a population of a little over 2,100 people.
  • There are no native trees on the islands. Any trees you see on your Falkland Islands expedition have been imported.
  • 80% of the Earth’s Black-browed Albatrosses make their breeding grounds on the islands.
  • There are 5 different species of penguin to be found on your Falkland Islands holiday.

Travel to the Falkland Islands

Join us for a Falkland Islands trip and come explore some of the 778 islands and islets that play host to a vast array of wildlife. Your Falkland Islands expedition offers you an abundance of activities including shore walks, hikes, and even diving for the experienced.

A Falkland Islands holiday is a bonanza for bird watchers – over 220 different species of bird call the Falkland Islands home or use them as their breeding grounds. And for those who prefer their wildlife on the ground or in the sea when you travel to the Falkland Islands you’ll have the chance to meet a variety of porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, and whales.

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