Falkland Islands

Getting around

The only paved roads are in Stanley. Outside Stanley, the major road to the airport at
Mount Pleasant
is part paved, but requires great care. Other roads are single track, of consolidated earth and stone. None should be driven at speed; look out for sheep or cattle, cattle grids and sudden hills. On East and West Falkland, roads connect most of the settlements. Elsewhere, tracks require 4WD or quad bikes. Off-road driving in the boggy terrain is a skill not easily learned by short-term visitors. Phone farms in the camp for permission to drive across private land. The Museum and National Trust stocks a range of maps.

Note


Over 30,000 landmines were laid by Argentine forces during the 1982 Conflict, of which 20,000 are still on the ground. Of the 117 landmine fields across the Falklands, 75% are located around Stanley. The fields are fenced, mapped and clearly marked and no civilian injuries or casualties have ever occurred. Please note, it is illegal to enter any area designated as minefield, or to remove minefield signage.
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