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Falkland Islands – Volunteer Point


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7 hrs
Available all year
Min. number
20 travellers
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Enjoy an epic journey in a 4x4 to Volunteer Point, home to 1,200 king penguins. Along the way, enjoy superb scenery in this rugged landscape.
  • Learn about different cultural, social, historical, and geographical facts.

  • View penguin colonies.

  • Off-road adventure to Johnson’s Harbour.

Join your driver/guide on an epic journey in a 4x4 to Volunteer Point, home to 1,200 king penguins. There are also approximately 500 gentoo penguins and Magellanic penguins in this superb location, home to three species of penguin. Volunteer Point is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Stanley that is mostly 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 unique rock formations, known locally as ‘stone runs’, while you take 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 fosters 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 snipes, dark-faced ground tyrants, Falkland pipits, and upland geese.

This is an all-round Falkland experience. Learn about our history and culture, and see our spectacular wildlife. Please note this tour is unsuitable for passengers with neck, hip, and back problems due to off-road driving. *This tour is also subject to trail conditions.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Included: Packed lunch.

  • Remarks/requirements: Waterproof clothing and warm layers. Sensible footwear.

  • Walking information: This is at the guests’ discretion, but there is approximately 0.3 mile from the parking area to the main penguin colony over uneven, peaty moorland. Other wildlife areas include the sandy beach.

  • Each passenger will be provided with a packed lunch, water, and an information pack. There are toilet facilities at the site. Passengers are advised to bring warm, waterproof clothing and wear sensible footwear.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Due to various circumstances, we are only able to offer this programme on certain Roald Amundsen voyages at this time.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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