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Falkland Islands Country Quickfacts

  • One pound of the Falkland Islands in 2004
  • Panoramic Image on Kidney Island
  • Dolphin Gull
  • Shipwreck on a beach in the Falkland Islands
  • Colony of king penguins


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Area:  12,200 km2
Capital: Stanley
Country Code: 500
Country Population: 2,932
Credit Cards: Visa and Master Card. No ATMs
Currency: Falkland Island Pound
Departure Tax: £22 (payable in US$)
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 240 V
Ethnic Groups:  59% Islander, 29% British, 9.8% St Helenian and 5.4% Chilean
Location:  South Atlantic Ocean, 500km off the coast of Patagonia
Official Language(s): English
Religion: Christian
Time Zone: FKST (UTC -3)
Tipping: Tipping is not expected.



Falkland Islands Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to the Falkland Islands.

Learn about the history and culture of the Falkland Islands, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Falkland Island's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering the Falkland Islands for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Falkland Islands tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Falkland Islands tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.



Latin America by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Falkland Islands tours, vacations and experiences. To design the best itinerary for you, we at Goway would like to know how specific your interests are;

  • Meeting the people
  • Hearing about the 1982 Conflict
  • Encountering specific wildlife

We also offer Antarctica cruises that stopover in the Falklands.


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