The Falkland Islands are located in the South Atlantic Ocean and are located about 250 nautical miles (290 miles) from the coast of mainland Argentina, at the tip of Patagonia.
Some Antarctic cruises visit the Falkland Islands on their way to Antarctica in order to take advantage of their abundant wildlife including Elephant seals and Magallanic penguins. It's also a lovely place to walk round and there's a museum depicting island life and documenting the Falklands war.
The Falkland Islands are part of a continuing sovereignty dispute between Britain and Argentina, where the islands are referred to as Islas Malvinas, similar to the name given to it by the first settler on the island in 1764, Louis Antoine de Bougainville.
Map of Falkland Islands
Trips that visit Falkland Islands
Flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. All voyage routes take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time.
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- 23 Days
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- 21 Days
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- 19 Days
An epic 23-day voyage which packs in an astonishing 7 days in Antarctica, 4 days in wildlife-rich South Georgia and the Polar Circle at 66 degrees south. It's very rare to find a trip combining all three places. Limited departure…
- 23 Days
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- 20 Days
Combine the spellbinding wildlife spectacle of South Georgia with the jaw-dropping landscapes of Antarctica on this luxurious time-saving expedition. Cut out two days at sea by flying between Antarctica and South America in just two hours.…
- 16 Days
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- 19 Days
With a good choice of departure dates through the season across four medium-sized ships, this 19-23 day trip stands out for its value for money and the broad range of cabin categories available, including Quads, which are…
- 19 - 22 Days
Setting sail early in the season, be aboard one of the first ship's to head south as the Southern Ocean re-opens for business. It's a special time in South Georgia with the beaches packed with breeding elephant seals, while Antarctica…
- 21 Days
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- 22 Days