The Falklands archipelago is teeming with wonders of nature and wildlife; an unpolluted environment with fantastically clear blue skies, seamless horizons, vast open spaces and stunning white sand beaches. The Islands are a natural paradise with tiny settlements nestling in many miles of open spaces, fascinating rivers of rock, seas of brilliant aqua greens and silvery blues.
Wildlife is free to roam; many species have chosen the Islands as their home. Discover the special feeling when a penguin comes close, stops, takes a good look and then continues on its way. Watch nature in the raw as a whale takes a penguin as prey or marvel at the delicate beauty of endemic flowers.
Whilst the wildlife is the major attraction for most visitors, there is also a fascinating history to uncover. Stanley, the Falklands’ capital, is home to the Historic Dockyard Museum, Christ Church Cathedral and an iconic Whalebone Arch. Learn more about our heritage with visits to smaller settlements. Take a tour with a local guide who will be pleased to share stories of times past and present whilst showing you the best of the sights to suit your interest, wildlife, battlefields, beaches ….. as you choose.
Travel around the Islands is an adventure in itself, whether by land, sea or air. 4x4 off-roading, boat journeys to tiny islands and flights in the Islander aircraft are all experiences to be savoured.
There are activities to tempt you both outdoors and indoors. Hiking and fishing are popular pastimes. The cool, pristine waters may tempt you in for a paddle or a greater adventure! Try your hand at a local craft or browse Stanley’s shops for that special souvenir. Help out on farms or just watch life go by.
Whatever you enjoy, the Islands offer the chance to escape from the everyday stresses and strains of life, simply relax and unwind.
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Situated on Fitzroy Farm, East Falkland, named after the shipwrecked barque “Bertha”, Bertha’s Beach is classified as an “Important Bird Area”, a global standard set by Birdlife International, and is a RAMSAR site.
New Island is situated at the west of the Falklands’ archipelago. The terrain is varied with spectacular cliffs, white sand beaches and secret coves, rugged hills and some small open plains.
Located in the northeast of East Falkland, the San Carlos river is a slow flowing river with some pools and good fishing at the estuary in the main season. The river rises between the Wickham Heights and White Mountain, flowing northwest, then...
Named after the ship, the Volunteer, Volunteer Point is part of Johnson’s Harbour Farm and located in the northeast of East Falkland. Accessible by road and then overland vehicle journey, the peninsula boasts a stunning, long, white sand beach and...
The most southerly Anglican cathedral in the world, the iconic Christ Church Cathedral was consecrated in 1892 by the first Bishop of the Falkland Islands, Waite Hockin Stirling. This historic building features a cathedral tower with a ring of five...
Situated on Pioneer Row in central Stanley, Cartmell Cottage is part of the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust. Opened in 2003 after donation to the museum, this pioneer cottage belonged to the mother of Nutt Cartmell and is named in his...
San Carlos, East Falkland
Opened in 1996, the San Carlos Museum is part of the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust. British troops were landed at San Carlos in 1982. Located to the south side of the road in the centre of the settlement, the museum is housed in a...
Port San Carlos, East Falkland
Located in the northwest of East Falkland, at Port San Carlos, Race Point Farm offers great wildlife, walking and fishing opportunities. Rockhopper penguins breed on the western shores and many species of birds can be seen including owls in the...
Located between Stanley and Mount Pleasant Complex, crossing the main road between the two, The Frying Pan is a fairly wide river with good fishing. Bank access is easy though waders are useful.
Typical of many Victorian structures, St Mary's Church is an example of a kit building that was constructed in 1899.
Located in the north of West Falkland, Shallow Bay has spectacular views towards the islands of the northwest. Many species of bird can be seen. It is a good base to walk up West Falkland’s highest peak Mount Adam and an excellent...
Overlooking Stanley from the north, Wireless Ridge was the site of one of the final battles prior to the Argentine surrender in Stanley. 2 Para were given the task of assaulting Wireless Ridge on the night of 13th/14th June 1982. The memorial is a...
Sapper Hill overlooks Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, situated on East Falkland. It is an easy walk or drive to the summit on a rocky track. The memorial is close to the top of the hill and commemorates the Corps of the Royal Engineers.
Located in the northern part of West Falkland, the Warrah river is relatively short but wide with a reputation for size and quality of fish rather than quantity. The river rises in the foothills of Mount Robinson and Muffler Jack mountains running...
These villas were built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. They are typical examples of British terraced town houses of that era, making a curious contrast to the rest of Stanley's architecture.
Lying at the east end of Stanley Harbour is Stanley's most imposing and iconic shipwreck. Known as Lady Liz, the ship was launched ain Sunderland in the UK in 1879 and suffered damage whilst rounding Cape Horn in 1913. She limped into Stanley for...
Situated towards the western end of Stanley on Ross Road, Government House is both the home and the workplace of the Governor of the Falkland Islands. Work began in 1845 to a design by Governor Moody. The central, stone part of the building was the...
Port Howard, West Falkland
Opened in 1996, the Port Howard Museum is part of the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust. Situated alongside Port Howard Lodge in the centre of the settlement, the distinctive semi-circular Nissan Hut houses a collection of 1982 war...
Unveiled in January 2008, this monument is a tribute to the long-standing relationship the Falkland Islands have with the Royal Marines which dates back to 1765. The monument marks the 175th anniversary of the restoration of British rule in the...