In a world that is becoming increasingly crowded and pressurised, more and more people are looking for places where they can escape to peace and tranquillity. The Falklands has these qualities in abundant measure. You will be as surprised by the warmth and welcome of the people and of the summer weather. The tameness of the wild birds and animals, the fabulous food and fresh air will ensure you return from the bottom of the world feeling on top of the world. The best way to visit the Island is on a cruise.
The Falkland Islands are a remote and beautiful group of over 700 islands deep in the South Atlantic. They are 400 miles east of the South American coast, 1000 north of Antarctica and almost 8000 from Britain.
Port Stanley is the only town on the Falkland Islands, and though it has little more than 1,200 residents, it contains half of the islands' population. On the other hand there are 700,000 sheep, and a wonderful assortment of sea birds and elephant seals.
Not far out of town are colonies of penguins. A colony of King Penguines also live in a remote corner of the Island and if you preplan you can visit them during a full day port visit.
It is often windy, particularly near the sea, but the combination of wind, clear air and clean sea-water produces an unpolluted atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the world.
The islands boast a considerable variety of scenery. There are rolling moorlands, vast grassy plains dotted with lakes and mountains up to 2312 feet (712 m), and magnificent coastlines with beaches of white quartz sand, dramatic cliffs fringed by giant kelp coils and a myriad of inlets.