THE FALKLAND ISLANDS


The Falkland Islands have a very interesting geological history. The rock, which is virtually all sedimentary, was formed as part of the continent of Africa, but then became wrenched off to join South America in the process that created the South Atlantic. It also has amazing wildlife with some of the world's most important albatross colonies.

Trips to the Falkland Islandsare via Expedition Cruise ship and GeoWorld Travel passengers will share the ship with other passengers who booked with other companies. These trips are multi focus trips in a geologically wonderful area. Most trips have an on-board geologist who will give a geology and glaciology lectures. To gauge the geological content of each trip please refer to the hammer rating described below.


Images from the Falkland Islands