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Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands holidays


The Falklands, off the coast of Argentina in the South Atlantic Ocean are a United Kingdom Overseas Territory. The site of conflict between the two countries in 1982, they remain contested.

Most people arrive on a cruise ship, possibly on a cruise to Antarctica, and moor at the main town Stanley, on East Falkland. Other communities include Goose Green, where there are several remnants of the war and Port Howard, a 200,000-acre sheep farm on West Falkland.

Visitors come to explore the scenic beauty of the two main islands and scattered other islets. Five species of penguin, four species of seal and numerous bird species including albatross, petrels, hawks and ducks make their home here. Porpoises, dolphins and occasionally whales are spotted offshore.


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At a glance

Flying time from UK
16 hours

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Top itineraries in the Falkland Islands

South Georgia, Antarctic

Chile to South Africa on Silver Wind

25-day expedition cruise holiday from £12,000 pp incl. flights

This is a rare chance to explore the remote islands of the southern Atlantic on the luxurious Silver Wind. Sailing between the wilds of Patagonia in Chile to South Africa’s mother city, Cape Town, you’ll experience some of the most remote locations on earth.

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