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Getting Around in Falkland Island
 
 
 

By Air

Most of the settlements and offshore islands in the Falklands can be reached by light aircraft. This service is run by FIGAS (Falkland Islands Government Air Service). There are no fixed schedules but daily flights operate to all parts of the islands, subject to demand. Capacity for flights is eight passengers.

FIGAS flights leave twice daily from the airstrip just outside of Stanley and travel to a variety of locations throughout the islands. There is a baggage limit of 20 kg per person which is strictly enforced; you and your baggage will be weighed prior to boarding in Stanley. For those with more than 14 kg of baggage there is an additional charge of £1 per kg, space permitting. Note that unless the plane is flying to an island with a very poor landing strip there are almost never weight constraints that would prevent traveling with a few extra kilos of baggage.

By Water

Boats may be chartered for day trips from Stanley and elsewhere in the islands. Some settlements may be able to offer the use of landing vessels or other craft to reach the outlying islands. There are plenty of tour operators and guides to choose from in Stanley.

There is a regular passenger ferry between New Haven, 2 hours car journey from Stanley, and Port Howard.

By Road

Outside the capital, overland travel is difficult and vehicles can frequently get bogged down. However, there is one asphalt road linking Stanley, the Mount Pleasant airport complex and Goose Green, and an all-weather graded track linking Mount Pleasant with Goose Green and Stanley with Port Louis, Estancia, Salvador and various settlements in the north of East Falkland as far as Port San Carlos. A similar track on West Falkland links Port Howard, Chartres, Fox Bay, Hill Cove and Roy Cove. The best form of transport in this terrain is a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Road networks are continually improving however. Falkland Island Tours and Travel Service offer a service from Mount Pleasant to the airport.

Bus

There are routes to and from the airport and trips can be organised to particular destinations.

Taxi

Taxi services are available in Stanley and the airport. Please note that taxis are not metered in the Falklands, so be sure to confirm the price of your trip before setting off.

Car Rental

4-wheel-drive and other vehicles can be rented.

 

 
 

 



 


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