About us

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The journey of Hannele and Folkers started in South Africa in 2014, where they both were involved in social development. They have worked both for the public and private sector, volunteered, lived in various countries and become a team that wants to see a change in the world - for the better!


The existence of HF Explorers stems from a strong sense of curiosity, love for nature and wilderness, and belonging to a global community. It is realised through a will to explore and seek adventure and to live to the fullest by at times testing boundaries and seeking what lies beyond the horizon. 

On the journey of exploring, Hannele and Folkers have a strong will to empower others. Their fundamental belief is that each and everyone should serve others, practice humanity and preserve nature to their best abilities. On their expeditions, they support various causes by fundraising and awareness raising campaigns.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain



From Miehikkälä, Finland

Residence Helsinki

Education Political Science, University of Helsinki, Finland




From Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Residence Helsinki

Education Industrial Psychology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa