Falkland Islands

A treasure chest for Antarctic-minded bird watchers, nature lovers, and photographers.

Cruises to the Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species

PLA27-18. This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

Cruise date:

19 Jan - 7 Feb, 2018

Price:

on request

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species

OTL29-18. This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

Cruise date:

2 Feb - 20 Feb, 2018

Price:

14250 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species

PLA29-18. This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

Cruise date:

17 Feb - 8 Mar, 2018

Price:

14250 USD

Falkland Islands Exclusive

Discover the secret wildlife treasures of the Falklands

OTL21-18. The Falkland Islands cruise delivers you to the secret wildlife treasures of the Southern Hemisphere. Combining Argentinian and European cultures, the Falklands are home for multiple species of birds including Magellanic, Gentoo, and Rockhopper penguins.

Cruise date:

29 Oct - 7 Nov, 2018

Price:

5600 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species!

PLA21-18. A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey will introduce you to at least 6 species of penguin and a whole lot of Antarctic fur seals!

Cruise date:

3 Nov - 23 Nov, 2018

Price:

12150 USD

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Falkland Islands story

Iceberg Encounters in Antarctica

When we told friends and family that we were going to Antarctica for Christmas and the New Year there were a couple of instant, if a little strange,...

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10 Tried-and-True Bird Photography Tips

It’s easy to understand the human fascination with birds: They’re beautiful, graceful (usually), and physiologically equipped to take flight...

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Falklands experiences

Falklands wildlife

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Map of Falkland Islands

Falklands cruise reviews

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Overall rating based on 9 votes

Jörg M. Seifert
PLA 29-17
by Jörg M. Seifert on Antarctica

We were standing in the midst of thousands of penguins, seeing seals, sea-leppards and sea-elephants. Whales, close to touch and birds who were not afraid of humans. In the storm, we were seasick before we could...

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Andrew Gellert

Outstanding 19 days. Fabulous expedition leader David Berg and Assistant Katja Riedel. All the expedition guides gave of their all with hugely informative lectures, great zodiac cruises and careful attention...

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Erika Hahn
Einmaliges Erlebnis
by Erika Hahn on Antarctica

Unsere Reise zum anderen Ende der Welt - tolle Adventure-Crew, viele und gut ausgewählte Informationen, sehr gute und auch individuelle Betreuung, alle sorgten für das Wohl und hohe Erlebnisqualität...

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Elizabeth Turton

Words are not adequate. Astounding scenery - surprising colourful Falklands, historic South Georgia with so many penguins, majestic islands, fascinating and colourful icebergs, sea ice and bergy bits - how many...

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Valerie Spink
A Wonderful Experience
by Valerie Spink on Antarctica

The trip far exceeded our expectations. The staff and crew were professional and knowledgeable. Andrew Bishop and his team took great care of the passengers and ensured that we had the opportunity to land as...

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Yvonne Zellman

It was absolutly fantastic, and it fullfilled all my dreams about the tour. The guide´s and the crew really worke´d hard to give us the best experience.

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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 what...

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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 use...

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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 on...

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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 typically...

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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 nations...

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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-browed...

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About Falkland Islands

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.