Known for their natural beauty and destination diversity, the Falkland Islands are ranked currently with the most widely reputed places on the planet, attracting thousands of enthusiastic travelers each year. The destination is serviced by directly from Britain and by air routes from South America, while flights to Falkland Islands by international commercial carrier from Santiago, Chile connect with a weekly service offered by LanChile's routes through Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt.
Direct flights to Falkland Islands from Britain are provided by the Royal Air Force, connecting the Falklands International Airport with RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Such flights take place approximately once a week and require booking in advance. The journey time to the Mount Pleasant Airport is nearly 18 hours, including a stop at Ascension Island. Included in flight services are four meals and a bar, as well as video film entertainment, available on certain flights.
On the return journey passengers can take advantage of duty-free facilities, available at Ascension Island and Mount Pleasant.
Generally, flights to Falkland Islands don't require visa for citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia, Cyprus, South Africa and New Zealand. Citizens from other countries eager to obtain a visitor's permit must check with the British Consul before planning their Falkland Islands travels. Tourists arriving in the Islands must possess a valid passport as the only form of identity document acceptable and a return air ticket or some other evidence of travel arrangements.
All visitors should have pre-arranged accommodations in advance of their arrival. Drug-related matters are extremely rare incidents on the Falkland Islands, while the local government is committed firmly to maintaining the drugs-free environment. Any person entering the Falklands either as a temporary resident or a visitor, who is convicted of some drug-related offence will have to face the responsibility.
Relatively few visitors have ever entered the Falkland Islands, and the majority of those who did are adventurous travelers, attracted by a delightful chance to explore the destination which has been undiscovered for such a long period. Today flights to Falkland Islands are seen as a unique opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of recreation activities in quiet relaxing atmosphere.
You'll be offered to start with wildlife photography and ornithology, enjoying fascinating beauty of more than 50 bird species, including the largest colonies of the black-browed albatross in the world. In addition to the superb collection of birds, the Falkland Islands boast a wide variety of marine mammals, like sea-lions, elephant seals, fur seals, killer whales and dolphins among others.
The Falklands are also the ideal vacation destination for those interested in fly-fishing, with Port Howard Lodge serving as the center for this exciting activity. Among recent guests to the Islands have been sea-kayak enthusiasts, yachtsmen, climbers, mountain bikers, hikers, campers, poets and painters.
Those looking for the unique culture experience are offered trips to Sea Lion Island, Pebble Island, Darwin House, West Lagoons Farm and Guesthouse Port Howard.