Falkland Islands

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Cruises to the Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species!

HDS21-20. 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!

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

1 Nov - 21 Nov, 2020

Price:

12600 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species!

PLA21-20. 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! Including photography workshops with Neill Drake and video...

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

1 Nov - 21 Nov, 2020

Price:

12600 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species

PLA23-20. 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.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

2 Dec - 20 Dec, 2020

Price:

12850 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species

PLA24-20. 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.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

20 Dec, 2020 - 7 Jan, 2021

Price:

13500 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species

PLA26-21. 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.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

17 Jan - 4 Feb, 2021

Price:

14750 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 I continue to be very...

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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 the sixth annual Adventure...

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Falklands wildlife

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Map of Falkland Islands

Falklands cruise reviews

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Overall rating based on 47 votes

Peter Harnett'
Wildlife Sightings
by Peter Harnett' on Antarctica

This 100 passenger ship was ideal for minimising sea sickness and maximising bird and mammal sightings.

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david gabbott

excellent throughout we had a wonderful time and found all the staff helpful and knowledgeable . our cabin was very clean and comfortable and had all we required. the condition of the entire ship was really good...

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Frances Turner
Milestone trip
by Frances Turner on Antarctica

Like quite a number of other passengers, this was a trip to celebrate a milestone event: some were celebrating their 40th, 50th, 60th and 70th birthdays and even a 50th wedding anniversary in 2020. The overall...

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Shannon Farley

This trip to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica was amazing! I honestly had no idea how fabulous it would be. I am so glad my mom suggested it! Our expedition leader, Ali, and her expedition...

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Susanne Dinten
Unglaublich schöne Reise
by Susanne Dinten on Antarctica

Wir haben schon sehr viel von unserer wunderschönen Erde gesehen. Was wir auf dieser traumhaften Reise kennen lernen durfte, war unglaublich. Die super gute Reiseleitung unter Ali war herrlich. Dazu die...

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Beckianne Kilkenny
Best experience of my life!
by Beckianne Kilkenny on Antarctica

Our trip was so successful it felt as if we might be under some sort of spell of providential protection and luck. Every landing occurred in calm waters with favorable weather and abundant wildlife. We were able...

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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.