We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Margot, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Margot lives in The Netherlands, and submitted the following report about the Falkland Islands. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1.5 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: English
Reasons to go to the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are the perfect destination for solo travelers who love nature. You can see five different species of penguins there, including the magnificent king penguin, plus lots of other birds and animals like sea elephants, sea lions, and whales. You can see another photo from my trip in this Pic of the Week.
You can travel around by small airplane from one lovely island to the next. The people of the Falkland Islands are very friendly and welcoming. While you are visiting, you can also meet fellow travelers who have the same adventurous streak that you have.
You will not be able to stop taking photographs – the landscapes are quite stunning. It's a wonderful place to go for long walks with your camera, then sit down to watch the penguins or the albatrosses. I have never been to a place where the animals are so tame. They come right up to you and never show any fear.
Be sure to take warm clothing, including gloves and a cap or hat, because it is nearly always windy there. Trust me: when I say windy, I mean very, very windy!
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 1 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 3 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1.5 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)