Falkland Islands - Volunteer Point
Available all year
Learn of different culture, social, historical and geographical facts.
Off road adventure.
View the penguin colonies.
Off-road adventure to Johnsons Harbour.
Join your driver/guide on an epic journey in a 4x4 to Volunteer Point, home to 1200 King Penguins. There are also approximately 500 Gentoo Penguins and Magellanic Penguins to be seen, a superb location where three species of penguin can be viewed. Volunteer Point is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Stanley, most this is “off road”.
On your journey, you will see many of the famous battlefield sites and remnants from the 1982 conflict; you will also pass by many unique rock formations, known locally as “stone runs”, whilst taking in the beautiful rugged landscape. The King Penguin colony is located between a white sand beach and a lagoon, which makes for fantastic photographic opportunities and an abundance of wildlife. Stroll along the beach and see all three-penguin species together, there are also many species of birds to be seen in this area including Magellanic Snipe, Dark Faced Ground Tyrants, Falkland Pipits and Upland Geese.
This is an all-round Falkland experience, learn about our history, culture and see our spectacular wildlife. Each passenger will be provided with a packed lunch, water and an information pack. Toilet facilities are situated at the site, and passengers are advised to bring warm waterproof clothing and wear sensible footwear.
Please note this tour is unsuitable for passengers with neck, hip and back problems due to the “off road” driving. *This tour is also subject to track conditions.
Included: Packed lunch.
Remarks/requirements: Warm, waterproof layered clothing. Sensible footwear.
Walking information: This is to guest discretion but from parking area to main penguin colony is approx 500m over uneven peaty moorland. Other wildlife areas include the sandy beach.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
Due to various circumstances, we are only able to offer this programme on certain Roald Amundsen voyages at this time.
Expedition cruises offering this activity
See some of the world's most wonderful nature on a cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions
Antarctica & Falklands Expedition (Northbound)
14 Mar 23, 16 Mar 24 + 1 more departure
MS Fridtjof Nansen