The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the south Atlantic Ocean, about 300 miles east of the Patagonian coast. The Falkland Islands’ economy is heavily dependent on its small, almost exclusively foreign-owned, tourism industry. Tourism is the economic mainstay of the Falkland Islands and provides significant employment for islanders.
The islands are considered one of the world’s last unspoiled wildernesses with their rugged terrain, albatross colonies, penguin rookeries and sea lion breeding grounds. The combination of spectacular scenery and wildlife has led to this destination being called “a wildlife paradise”.