Looking Forward at 40: celebrating the liberation of the Falkland Islands

The 40th anniversary of Liberation Day sees a packed programme of events in the Falklands.

Volunteer Point

Volunteer Point is named after the Volunteer, a ship that visited the Falkland Islands in 1815. This privately owned nature reserve is on a narrow…

Bleaker Island

Lying to the southeast of Lafonia, Bleaker Island was on the tourist map for many years only as a stopping point for some of…

Port Howard

The settlement, home to 30 people, is situated at the base of 2,400ft (660m) Mount Maria at the head of its own sheltered harbour.…

Sea Lion Island

Sea Lion Island, one of the smallest islands in the Falklands, is one of the most popular destinations for visitors. Lying ten miles (17km)…

Stanley

Stanley is probably the smallest and most remote capital city in the world. The official existence of Port Stanley began in July 1845, when…

Saunders Island

This island, lying three miles off the northwest coast of West Falkland, comprises 30,000 acres with just over 66 miles of coastline and is…

West Point Island

West Point Island, owned by Roddy and Lily Napier and run as a farm, is not one of the bigger Falklands islands. Covering 3,630…

Health and safety on the Falkland Islands

Health No inoculations are required when planning a visit to the islands. However, those passengers travelling on the RAF flights are recommended by the…

New Island

New Island has often been described as one of the most scenic of the Falkland Islands. It is located over 150 miles from Stanley;…

Food and drink on the Falkland Islands

Food The food on the islands is very British in character with much use made of the homegrown vegetables, local lamb, mutton, beef and…

Travel and visas on the Falkland Islands

Visas The Falkland Islands are relatively free of red tape apart from the usual entry formalities. All travellers arriving on the islands should have…

Falkland Islands

Standing on the hilltops gives one a feeling of being on top of the world as the islands are laid out at one’s feet.…