Jason Islands, Falklands

The Jason Islands are an archipelago in the Falkland Islands, lying to the far north-west of West Falkland. Three of the islands, Steeple Jason, Grand Jason and Clarke's Islet are private nature reserves owned by the Wildlife Conservation Society, New York. Other islands in the group are National Nature Reserves owned by the Falkland Islands Government. The islands include Steeple Island, Grand Island, Elephant Island, Flat Island and South Island.

Things to see and do

* Albatross
* Fur seals
* Sea birds
* Antarctic Skuas
* Whales

General Information

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Falkland Islands Pound (FKP)
Language – English
Land Area – 12,173 km²
Population – 3,150 approx (Falkland Islands)
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – +500

Port Location - Large cruise ships stop at the port of Stanley throughout the summer.

Transport Links – Most international flights arrive at the Mount Pleasant (MPN) airport, 56km (35 miles) from Stanley. The only international carriers to use this airport are LanChile on a weekly flight from Santiago de Chile via Punta Arenas (CL), Rio Gallegos (AR) (monthly) and the UK Royal Air Force who carry commercial passengers direct from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. Flights from the UK last eighteen hours including a stop on Ascension Island en route. The RAF contracts two flights per week which are subject to military priorities. There is also an airport in Stanley (PSY) but it has a smaller runway and is used primarily for flights within the Falklands.

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