Surface area : 12170.0 km2
Population : 2967 inhabitants
Traditionally, most visitors to the Falklands return with a sheep-wool cable-knit sweater.
"Fish and chips", shrimp sandwiches... The best English cuisine is available here. The difference being that the fish is fished a few miles away, or rather a few feet from the eating area.
The Falkland islands natives, of British and Chilean descendants, are very hospitable. If you meet them while on the road, they won't hesitate to invite you to take a "smoko" in their homes (a very hot tea enjoyed in the middle of the morning).
Each year, inhabitants of the island come together between Chirstmas and the 1st January for a great annual winter feast where several horse races and rodeo contests are also held.
If you travel so far, you may as well spend a few days strolling along the cliffs, watching penguins and other sea mammals, or reading by the fireside. On New Island, give yourself a treat by staying in the lodge of Ian and Maria Strange (Telephone: 211 85). Rather simple, but at the end of the world, it deserves a stop! Also go for a round of fishing, the fishing of trout starts on the 1st September and ends on the 30th April.