Falkland Islands: Sightseeing
A selection in Port Stanley
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
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.
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.
This beach, which is not far from Port Stanley Airport, offers excellent opportunities to watch penguins.
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.
|January 1||New Year|
|April 21||Queen’s birthday|
|14th June||Liberation Day|
|14 Aug||Falklands Day|
|Dec 8||Day of the Battle of the Falklands of 1914|
Falkland Islands: climate
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.
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.
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)|