The picturesque Falklands are the last point of human settlement before the unforgiving realm of the Arctic Circle.

It's an archipelago complete with snowy mountains, rocky crags and green plains. Though its population is that of a small country town, the Falkland Islands are home to a myriad of birdlife who migrate and nest on its shores. Seals and orca hunt in its waters and sheep speckle the hilly landscape. Falkland Islands are the charming seaside village of the south. 

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Falkland Islands facts

  Capital city Stanley Populati...

Local culture of Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands has a contested history, with the British and Argentinians both laying...

Geography & environment

The Falkland Islands, located south west of Argentina in the South Pacific, are made up...

Shopping guide to Falkland Islands

You might like to take a bit of your Falkland Island holiday home with you by purchasin...

Falkland Islands festival calendar

New Year’s Eve The favourite holiday of the locals, New Years Eve is a time when peo...

Food & drink in Falkland Islands

With fishing and farming a big part of life, home-style cooking is much-loved in the Fa...

Further reading

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton The Battle for the Falklands by Max Hastings ...

Falkland Islands travel FAQs

  • Australia: Not required
  • Belgium: Not required
  • Canada: Not required
  • Germany: Not required
  • Ireland: Not required
  • Netherlands: Not required
  • New Zealand: Not required
  • South Africa: Not required
  • Switzerland: Not required
  • United Kingdom: Not required
  • United States: Not required

Tipping isn’t common practice in the Falkland Islands, however you may choose to leave a small tip if you feel particularly pleased with the service. In these cases, about 5% of the bill should do, or simply rounding up your fare. 

Tipping isn’t common practice in the Falkland Islands, however you may choose to leave a small tip if you feel particularly pleased with the service. In these cases, about 5% of the bill should do, or simply rounding up your fare. 

The Falkland Islands have good internet access across the country. You’ll find internet cafes and Wi-Fi centres in Stanley or Camp. 

Mobile phone service is good in Stanley and Camp but may be unreliable on remote islands. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling. 

The Falklands have Western-style flushable toilets. 

  • Meal at the pub – 12 FKP
  • A pint – 2FKP
  • A coffee – 1.25 FKP
  • Felt hand warmers – 6FKP

Tap water is safe to drink in Falkland Islands. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a bottle or canteen with you. Ask your leader where you can access filters to refill your supply, or carry your own purification tablets with you. 

You may be able to use your credit card in places like hotels and shops in Standley, however credit cards are not generally accepted outside of the city. 

There are no internationally connected ATMs in the Falklands so it’s important to arrange alternative payment options before you travel. You’ll need cash to pay for most local goods and services. 

Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.

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