Falkland Islands Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in The Falkland Islands-
Falkland Islands drives on the left and you can use the photo licence of any country to drive here, for up to 12 months. Speed limits are 25MPH in built up areas and 40MPH elsewhere.
The Falklands has 862 km of roads, (East Falkland 489 km and West Falkland 373 km) though the only paved roads are in and around the tiny capital Port Stanley and RAF Mount Pleasant. The main road on the islands is the gravel 92KM Darwin Road linking Stanley and Darwin on East Falkland. It’s possible to drive the road in a non 4×4 vehicle at most times of the year, but you should stick to the road in view of the potential for unexploded ordnance from the 1982 conflict.On West Falkland the main route is a 48 mile gravel road between Port Howard and Fox Bay.
Because of the condition of most roads, and the strong winds, extreme care must be exercised when driving outside Stanley, especially on the airport road on which accidents are commonplace. My understanding is the companies mentioned above only rent 4WD vehicles and these will generally be required if you plan to drive outside Stanley.
Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.
Falkland Islands Car Rental
This company rent 4×4 vehicles on the Falklands.