Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are famous for one thing – the 1982 war between Britain and Argentina. But people visit today for the unusual wildlife and remote landscape. Seals, penguins, sea lions, albatrosses all breed on the islands. There are many other bird species and dolphins and whales can be spotted.

The road network is still being built and is part paved, part-track. Most visitors arrive during the southern summer months of December, January and February. Outside the capital, Stanley, most villages have only a few people. Most of the population have British roots, and tensions with Argentina, which still claims the islands, remain.

Place (Britain)

Falkland Islands flag

Why you should go:

You want to see if it was worth it.

Why you shouldn't:

You are British and want to see if it was worth it.

Map of Falkland Islands