Falkland Islands Holidays, Events, Climate and Sightseeing

Falkland Islands: Sightseeing

A selection in Port Stanley

Ross Road

Ross Road leads the visitor along the most important sights of the city.

Christ Church Cathedral

The neo-Gothic Christ Church Cathedral is the southernmost cathedral in the world!

Monument from the lower jaw bones of blue whales

The monument from the lower jaw bones of blue whales

Memorial to the memory of the fallen in the Falklands War

The monument to the memory of the fallen in the Falklands War

Governor’s

House The governor’s house

Memorial to the memory of the sea battle of 1914

The memorial to the memory of the sea battle of 1914

The post office

The post office is a treasure trove for stamp collectors

The Falkland Islands Museum

The Falkland Islands Museum in Port Stanley deals with the conflict between Great Britain and Argentina in 1982. There are also exhibitions on the flora and fauna of the islands.

Natural beauties

Falklands Conservation

The Falklands Conservation is a nature reserve especially for the bird world. Known as the “Galapagos of the South”, it attracts many tourists.

West Point and Carcass Island.

In the northwest of the Falkland Islands are West Point and Carcass Island.

Gypsy Cove

This beach, which is not far from Port Stanley Airport, offers excellent opportunities to watch penguins.

Carcass

On Carcass with an area of 1,894 hectares you can meet many native songbirds as well as various penguin colonies.

Holidays and events

Since the Falkland Islands are British overseas territory, the British holidays in particular are of course celebrated there.

date Holiday
January 1 New Year
March April Easter
April 21 Queen’s birthday
14th June Liberation Day
14 Aug Falklands Day
Dec 8 Day of the Battle of the Falklands of 1914
December 25-27 Christmas

Source: Countryaah

Falkland Islands: climate

Travel times

The ideas of what is meant by a particularly favorable travel climate depend on a number of factors. Pure cultural travelers certainly see the climate differently than people who want to spend a pure beach holiday, for example. The state of health or age can also play an important role.

General

The weather in the South Atlantic is “very British”: cool summers, rainfalls and mild winters make the residents think of the motherland. Only the water temperature is sometimes shockingly low. In addition, Antarctic currents often cause violent weather changes.

The Falklands have cold, balanced oceanic weather with dominant westerly winds. On average it is 9 degrees Celsius during the summer (January to February) and 2 degrees Celsius during the winter (June/July). Areas leeward of the mountain regions have more rainfall than the windward side. Port Stanley and Port Howard have around 630 mm of rainfall per year while Westpoint only measures 430 mm.

Climate table

The following table shows a range of climate data for the Falkland Islands. It should be noted, however, that the table only provides a general overview of the climatic conditions on the Falkland Islands. and only allows conclusions to be drawn about the expected weather to a very limited extent

Month Average number of rainy days Mean maximum temperatures in (°C) Mean minimum temperatures in (°C)
January 16-18 12-14 5-7
February 11-13 12-14 4-6
March 14-16 11-13 3-5
April 13-15 08-10 2-4
May 14-16 06-08 0-2
June 12-14 04-06 at 0
July 12-14 03-05 at 0
August 12-14 04-06 at 0
September 11-13 06-08 0-2
October 10-12 08-10 1-3
November 11-13 10-12 2-4
December 14-16 11-13 2-4

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