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Major cities and airports in Falkland Islands
1. Stanley: Stanley Airport (PSY)
2. Mount Pleasant: Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN)
Time and Communication
Falkland Islands operates on Falkland Islands Time (FKT), which is GMT-3 and it does not observe daylight saving time. Sure South Atlantic Ltd provides the telecommunications services on the islands, with reasonable coverage across Stanley, Mount Pleasant and other settlements. Cellular coverage may be limited in remote areas.
Money and Shopping
The official currency of the Falkland Islands is the Falkland Islands pound (FKP), which is pegged at par with the British pound sterling (GBP). British pounds are also widely accepted. Credit cards, specifically Visa and MasterCard, are commonly accepted in Stanley, though not all places outside of Stanley accept them. Currency exchange offices usually operate during normal business hours from 9 am to 5 pm.
Given the small size of the Falkland Islands, transportation is relatively straightforward. In Stanley, walking is usually sufficient to get around. For longer distances, hiring a Land Rover is a common choice, given the rugged terrain of the islands.
- Sea Lion Island: This nature reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea lions, elephant seals, and various bird species.
- Stanley: The capital and major port, it’s home to the Falkland Islands Museum, Christ Church Cathedral, and numerous war memorials.
- Bleaker Island: Known for its wildlife including penguins, sea lions and numerous birds.
- Mount Usborne: The highest point on the Falkland Islands, it offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
- Volunteer Point: Known for its large king penguin colony, it’s a must-visit spot for wildlife enthusiasts.