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Tourist Destinations in Falklands Islands

The Falkland Islands, or Islas Malvinas to Argentinians, are a group of 778 islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean that cover an area of around 7,500 square kilometers. The islands are a British Overseas Territory, despite being only 483 kilometers off the coast of Argentina and 12,000 kilometers from England (the British have laid claim to the islands since the 1700s).

The majority of this little country's 3,000 or so citizens live on the archipelago's two main islands, West Falkland and East Falkland (most of them of British descent).

These frigid, steep islands draw a surprising amount of travelers, despite - or perhaps because of - their distant location. The Falklands, which are served by direct flights from the United Kingdom and South America and are frequented by cruise ships, are well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for visitors visiting the Antarctic.

The wildlife of the Falkland Islands is unquestionably its biggest draw. It is home to a variety of bird and marine animal species, as well as a variety of exciting tour alternatives that will allow you to get up close and personal with them. Other popular Falkland Island things to do include fishing, trekking, hiking, climbing, kayaking, and mountain biking.

With our list of the top tourist attractions in the Falkland Islands, you can find the greatest locations to visit and areas of interest.