Falkland Islands

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Cruises to the Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species!

HDS21-19. 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 Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

3 Nov - 23 Nov, 2019

Price:

on request

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species

PLA24-19. 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:

30 Nov - 18 Dec, 2019

Price:

on request

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

Meet at least six penguin species

OTL25-20. 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 Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Cruise date:

16 Dec, 2019 - 3 Jan, 2020

Price:

on request

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species

PLA28-20. 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:

19 Jan - 6 Feb, 2020

Price:

14600 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle

Meet at least six penguin species

HDS31-20. 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. Including photography workshops with Massimo Bassano and...

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

24 Feb - 17 Mar, 2020

Price:

15350 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 experiences

Falklands wildlife

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Map of Falkland Islands

Falklands cruise reviews

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Overall rating based on 36 votes

Barbara & Daniel Williams
2/3 2019
by Barbara & Daniel Williams on Antarctica

Excellent trip. The staff and crew were wonderful - well prepared and trained, knowlegeable, organized, friendly, efficient and responsive to our needs. The ship was apparently very well maintained and well-run....

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Maja Locher

Sehr motivierte Crew, sauberes Schiff, ausgezeichnete Küche. Wir haben auch über Umweltschutz, Flora und Fauna, Geschichte und Meteorologie viele interessante Vorträge in Deutsch und Englisch ge-...

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Solenne Lefèvre
Fantastique croisière !!!
by Solenne Lefèvre on Antarctica

Croisière était absolument fantastique !! Les membres d'équipage sont particulièrement attentifs aux demandes de tous, et mettent tout en oeuvre pour satisfaire tout le monde....

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Birgit Müller

Die Reise war super organisiert. Die sehr nette und kompetente Crew hat ihr Wissen über Natur und Geschichte in sehr spannenden und informativen Vorträgen mit uns Passagieren geteilt. Sie machte möglich,...

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Gebhard Bärlocher
Sehr gute Bewertung
by Gebhard Bärlocher on Antarctica

Es war meine erste Reise in diese Region und meine Erwartungen wurden sehr gut erfüllt. Die Vorbereitungsunterlagen und der Infonachmittag waren sehr hilfreich. Dass wir wegen eines medizinischen Notfalles...

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Ester Dayan
Wonderful experiance
by Ester Dayan on Antarctica

Enjoyed the trip. The team did their best to show us as much as possible. The food was planty and delicious. I feel disappointed of missing 3 South Georgia exploring days, due to medical evacuation. In total,...

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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.