All Other Destinations and Attractions in Falkland Islands
West Falkland Island
West Falkland Island, covering 4530.8sq.km/2809sq.mi, is characterized by steep coastal cliffs and a rugged, hilly interior. Like East Falkland, this island maintains 163 varieties of plants and 21 types of land birds.The main settlement on West Falkland is Port Howard. Flights to the island will land at the Port Howard Airport.
Port Howard is a major sheep farming area with approximately 42,000 sheep tended by about 40 people. Visitors can learn about all aspects of sheep farming. There is lodging and a small museum for visitors. Riding and fishing opportunities are available.
South Georgia Island
South Georgia Island is a UK overseas territory. Located 1390km/862mi east of the Falkland Islands, it is a land of snow covered mountains and glaciers. There are no permanent residents but the island does maintain two British Antarctic Research Stations, a museum with two curators, and a Marine Officer.The island's main attractions are its natural beauty and bountiful wildlife. Two million fur seals lay claim to the island each summer and half of the world's population of southern elephant seals breed here. Millions of penguins inhabit the island and approximately 250,000 albatross return here each year. The island is also home to numerous reindeer.
South Georgia Museum
The South Georgia Museum was originally established as a whaling museum in 1992. It has since expanded to include the history of the island. The museum is housed in a 1916 whaling station manager's house, built by the Norwegians. Displays describe the discovery and exploration of the island, sealing, whaling, maritime history, and natural history.