Top 5 Things to do in the Falklands
- Listen to your name read out on local radio: if you are on an island-hopping trip, you will fly with the Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS). There are no fixed schedules, flight plans are created just one day in advance to accommodate those who wish to travel, along with mail and freight. The FIGAS flight announcements are then communicated island-wide, including a reading on the Falkland Islands Radio Service (FIRS).
- Watch a spectacular sunset on Weddell Island: in fact you can catch a lovely sunset in many places but why not head off the beaten track a little and enjoy an exclusive view!
- Catch a trout from the Murrell River: close to Stanley, a visit to the Murrell offers a number of experiences including the chance to catch fish. The record for the largest trout caught in the Islands is 22lbs 12.5 oz (approx 10. 3 kg). If your time in Stanley is limited, ask around for fishing opportunities elsewhere.
- Search out relics from the 1982 war: San Carlos and Port Howard have small museums containing memorabilia from the conflict. But out-and-about around the islands you can see remnants of plane and helicopter wreckage, of great interest to enthusiasts. Pebble Island, Port Howard and the road to Volunteer Point have impressive examples. Do take a tour with a local guide; it is important never to handle any suspect object.
- Take a trip around West Falkland: visitors lucky enough to have access to a private vehicle can easily travel around the West, arriving in Port Howard by ferry from Newhaven on the East. But without your own vehicle a trip is still possible with a local guide. This has the added advantages of learning more about the Falklands’ lifestyle and perhaps visiting off-road destinations. Create a personalised itinerary and get a true taste of the Falklands.