The Falkland Islands, located 560km off the east coast of South America are home to a wealth of wildlife, much of which is very tame and approachable. More than 227 species of bird have been identified in the Falklands, including five different species of penguins. Marine life also abounds including Elephant and Fur Seals, Southern Sea Lions, dolphins and whales. There is also a wide variety of flora and fauna, of which 13 are endemic and 173 are native.
Highlights of the Falkland Islands include:
• 6 different species of penguin
• World's largest colonies of Black-Browed Albatross
• Internationally endangered Striated Caracara
• Elephant Seals, Sea Lions, dolphins and Killer Whales
• Picturesque landscapes
• Excellent hiking options
• Stanley, the most remote capital in the world
When to Go
The islands’ climate is temperate, with frequent high winds. The average annual rainfall in the capital Stanley is only 600mm. Maximum temperatures rarely reach 24°C, while even on the coldest winter days the temperature usually rises above freezing.