Why visit the Falkland Islands & South Georgia? The Falkland Islands has an abundance of birdlife most famous for its King Penguins colony. Visit historic sites, explore unspoiled landscapes and be awestruck by the wild beauty. South Georgia is an island renowned for its breathtaking scenery, the grave of Ernest Shackleton and thousands of King Penguins which you won’t see further south.
What is the climate like in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia? Both the Sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula are subject to extreme weather and very cold temperatures. However temperatures are milder than in the interior of Antarctica, and during the summer months average between – 5 °C and + 5 °C.
What can I combine the Falkland Islands and South Georgia with? South America, as your journey to Antarctica will start in either Argentina or Chile.
How do you get to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia? Most voyages to South Georgia, the Falklands Islands and/or the Antarctic Peninsula start in the port of Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina. Some voyages include flight sectors; flights depart from Punta Arenas in Chile.