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Our Team

Meet the people who make Lyngen Lodge what it is

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Graham Austick

Owner/Managing Director

Graham Austick

Graham is owner, founder and lead guide. He is a professional IFMGA/UIAGM International Mountain Guide, BASI ISTD International Ski Teacher and Yacht Master Skipper. In 1998 he first founded the now renowned company Piste to Powder in St.Anton Austria, specialising in off piste ski guiding and offering ski expeditions to the world's greater ranges. This led him eventually to the Lyngen Alps, where he decided to relocate, settle and build Lyngen Lodge in 2008.

Elisabeth Braathen

Owner/Managing Director

Elisabeth Braathen

Elisabeth is owner and head of bookings. She is a hospitality professional with years of international experience. She was born in Trondheim (Norway) and lived for many years in Austria, managing ski resorts. Elisabeth is an avid skier, mountaineer and general sports fanatic. She joined forces with Graham to create the Lyngen Lodge in 2008.

Karen Byatt

Bookings & Customer Relations

Karen Byatt

The Lyngen Lodge experience begins with the very first email. Karen is your first point of contact for all information and your booking process. You can choose one of our package programs or allow Karen to tailor your special visit. No request is too big and no detail is too small.

Lodge Manager

Vicky Jesset

Vicky brings to the team a vast amount of lodge hospitality and leadership experience accumulated from years spent in the Alps and the southern Mediterranean. Vicky's warm and personable personality will be welcoming you to the lodge and her organised and structured approach to logistics will see that your stay will flow with ease. Vicky is an avid skier and all round athlete and when not at work will be off up the mountains.

Alex Kudratsjev

Executive Chef

Alex Kudrjavtsev

Alex’s mission is to stun you with his culinary creations, catering to different requirements. He prides himself on being able to source the finest ingredients from home and abroad. You may leave here fuller, but also healthier and feeling on top of the world!

Lodge Host & Chef

Marianne Medynska

It is our pleasure to introduce Marianne who is the second member of her family to work with us at the lodge! Marianne's is host and second chef to Alex. She'll be either busy preparing your next delicious meal or front of house making sure you're as comfortable as possible. Either way always a slightly mischievious smile and endless willingness and helpfulness!

Lodge Host

Beatrice Miliunaite

Beatrice has vast experience within the hospitality and service industry and her passion to seek new challenges and new adventure led her to our team. It's impossible to miss Beatrice's contagious energy, enthusiasm and quirky humour. She is looking forward to make every guest feel right at home.

Lodge Host

Eliza Brown

Eliza has spent the last years chefing and hosting within the yachting industry and now returns to land and joins the Lyngen Lodge team. She has grown up on a farm within an equestrian upbringing and is no stranger to wilderness adventures or hosting guests inside the lodge. Eliza's humourous personality and abundant enthusiasm will help to make your stay even more remarkable. 

Activity Guide

Katja Kettunen

Hospitality in our lodge setting is about creating a home away from home experience. Katja is from Finland and has worked not only with hospitality for many years but is also a personal trainer who understands peoples needs and manages expectations. Katja's warm and gentle personality adds great value to our Host Team.

Activity Guide

Sverre Trygg Hauan

Maximising your experience on each of our adventures is all about having a trusted companion alongside you. Someone who takes care of safety, leads the way, immerses you in the local culture, and can have a laugh along the way. Sverre is our young gun from the valley next door, full of talent, tireless enthusiasm and local knowledge, he ticks all the boxes and will make your experience unforgettable. 

Activity Guide

Severi Laitanen

Our team of guides are dedicated to your wellbeing and delivering on a memorable experience. Severi is a guide and also accomplished chef, As well as enjoying your day, it's gauranteed you won't go hungry! 

Coach Of Team Happiness

Arnaud Barre

Anraud is an exprienced activity guide having worked around the world with adventure travel. He will be ensuring you truly connect with your surroundings and make memories to last a lifetime.

Finlay Roy Austick

Coach Of Team Happiness

Finlay Roy Austick

Every team needs a coach, and every coach needs a team. Finlay is 7 years old and ensures the team on a daily basis are energized like a lego box full of Nijago warriors. Then he goes to school!

Working at Lyngen Lodge

Join the Team!

Interested in working at Lyngen Lodge with this fantastic team? Have a look at our open job positions for more information:

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