Saunders Island, Falklands

Saunders Island is the fourth largest of the Falkland Islands lying north west of West Falkland. The island is run as a sheep farm. The island consists of three peninsulas linked by narrow necks, and it has three large upland areas. The highest point, Mount Richards, is 457 metres (1,499 ft) high.

The island's present settlement, appropriately called Saunders Island Settlement, lies on the east coast and has an airstrip.

Things to see and do

* Rockhopper, Gentoo, Magellanic and king penguin
* Elephant Seals
* Sea birds

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Falkland Pound (FKP)
Language – English
Land Area – 131.6 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Transport Links – Saunders Island is accessible by air from Port Stanley (1 Hour).