Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

  • Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
Travel & Leisure

Falkland Islands stamps, which are often beautiful and designed in Port Stanley, are hard to come by elsewhere. You can find them at the post office or on postcards for sale at the Jetty Visitor Centre across the street from the dock.

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.

Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

Bird Watching in the Falkland Islands

If you're a birder or a photographer—or aspiring to be either—you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind tour. Travelers head off-road in 4 x 4’s to areas known for high concentrations of wildlife. Concealed in portable hideouts, you’ll get a chance to spot the rufous-chested dotterel, the flightless Falkland steamer duck, and the longtailed meadowlark.

Long Island Farm

The Watsons, a sixth-generation Falkland Islands family, own this 23,000-acre working farm. Not only do they still use skilled sheepdogs to herd their animals, but they also bake bread and make their own butter and cream from fresh milk. After a sheep-shearing demonstration and a tour of the property, guests are invited to the farmhouse kitchen for tea and cake.

Falkland Islands Museum

The goal of this local institution is to preserve and protect Falkland Islands history and culture. You'll learn about the region’s maritime past through the clocks, compasses, and maps in the collection, and gain a deeper understanding of the 1982 War, represented here by flags, medals, and photographs.

Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.

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