The Team


Meet the people at the heart of Lyngen Lodge

Graham Austick

Owner / Managing Director

Graham is owner and head of operations at the lodge. He is a professional UIAGM International Mountain Guide, Diploma Ski Teacher and Yacht Master Skipper. He founded the ski guiding company Piste To Powder in St.Anton Austria, specialising in global ski expeditions. This lead him to the Lyngen Alps where he decided to settle and build Lyngen Lodge in 2008.

Elisabeth Braathen

Owner / Managing Director

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

Karen Byatt

Bookings & Customer Relations

The experience begins from the 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.

Abby Schelew

Lodge Manager

Smiling and ready to receive you at the lodge with positive energy. Abby takes care of every aspect of your stay from arrival until departure. When off duty, Abby can be found out and about roaming the mountain trails.

Alex Kudrjavtsev

Executive Chef

Alex's mission is to stun you with his culinary and vegetarian creations. He prides himself on being able to source the finest ingredients from home and abroad. You may leave here fuller in shape albeit healthy and feeling on top of the world!

Ellinor Hatfield

Lodge Team

Ellinor has joined us again for another summer season and we are delighted to have her upbeat, warm and enthusiastic personality back in the team. Ellinor loves any outdoor adventure as long as it involves friends, laughs and large rucksack.

Karine Hagen

Lodge Team

Willing and able, that's our Karine. Queen of breakfast buffets. She'll never let a guest leave on an adventure hungry.

Åshild Jensen

Lodge Team

Åshild is our local team member who has grown up on the farm next door. Having an authentic connection to the region she'll add a valued dimension to your stay. Her warmth, friendly smile and calm aptitude will make you feel very relaxed in her presence.

Michael Butler

Activity Guide

Highly motivated and packed with sensitivity and humour. Whether you wish to bike, hike, kayak, SUP, sit, watch and listen. Michael delivers the experience.

Neil Hudson

Activity Guide

Maximising your experience on any of our adventures is about having a trusted companion alongside. Someone who takes care of safety, leads the way, immerses you in local culture and can laugh along the way. Welcome to Neil's guided tours!


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