04/17/2012 07:19 am ET Updated Jun 17, 2012

8 Adventures In The Falklands (PHOTOS)

Visiting the Falklands is all about taking in the wildlife. On the surface, this seemingly barren archipelago in the South Atlantic, 300 miles east of the tip of South America, is a cross between Scotland's Outer Hebrides and the rocky interior of Iceland. But then you add five species of penguin, sea lions, and albatross and you know you're someplace special. The Falklands is made up of two main islands then hundreds of smaller ones scattered across an area the size of Connecticut. An overseas territory of Great Britain, the human population of the Falklands is about 3,000. There are very few roads in the Falklands and the way to travel between islands is by FIGAS, the local air service that island hops on an as-needed basis.