Coast to Coast

The Goal

To cross Europe from North Cape to Gibraltar on Nordicskates in 60 days and set a new Guinness World Record –the fastest crossing of Europe on Nordic Skates.

Estimated time

September till November 2013.

Total distance

6153 kilometers (~100 km/day) across 9 countries (Norway,Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands,Belgium, France, Spain).   What do these numbers stand for? What meaning do they have, if there is no adventure behind their voiceless faces? It is quite simple really. Crossing ones own borders into the unknown. Just like in childhood, when every day brought something new to discover. When we stood on our toes to end up, where we thought no one had been before. We weren’t looking for adventures – adventures found us. A goal is easiest expressed in miles, ounces, seconds or any other measures, but in the end it really is about a dream that encourages you to challenge yourself to take a new path.
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November 21, 2013
A short summary of Karlis relationship with the road seen through the eye of the GoPro camera.
November 12, 2013
Thanks to all of you and stay tuned.
November 9, 2013
Break the ice - start a conversation.Thanks to Moller Auto Lidosta cycling team for supporting us on
November 9, 2013
Sometimes wishes do come true.Thanks to Nora Gavare for supporting us on
October 17, 2013
Special thanks to Ēvalds Cirsis for supporting us on
October 3, 2013
WRONG crew - this goes out as a special thanks to you for supporting us on
September 20, 2013
Thanks to Andrejs Gavars for supporting our project at indiegogo. The video was made with the help of the Storuman volleyball team.
September 19, 2013
It's still summer in Sweden so Karlis is hanging out by the lake and being awesome.
September 10, 2013
We made this video in Alta, Norway inspired by a news report on a Russian TV channel.
Enjoy!The original video, that was a huge inspiration to us.If you are not having fun, you are doing it wrong.
September 7, 2013
We have already travelled approx. 2000 kilometers, but the real road starts here - at the furthest Northern point of Europe - The North Cape.So this is it - the big crossing Coast to Coast has started.
September 4, 2013
And jet another interview with our Karlis. This time he's spreading the word about our project in the main Latvian news program. If you don't understand Latvian you can just red the excitment from Karlis face +)
September 2, 2013
Do you want to know how Karlis is preparing for his journey?
Steal a peak into Karlis classified training routine and try it yourself
August 14, 2013
Our new promo video is out, so check it out!
June 9, 2013


Karlis Bardelis

Author of the idea and the project implementer

I am a 28 years old environmental project manager working in waste recycling field with a huge passion for adventures. I have been snowboarding for 15 years (with a lot of exciting free rides in Alps) and climbing for 8 years.

Jekabs Nakums


Head coach of the Latvian National Cross-­‐Country Skiing Team; participated with good results in several World Championships and Olympic games in biathlon.

Raimonds Dombrovskis


Former member of the U.S. National Biathlon Team; has done a 7000 km trip on roller­‐skies through North America in the mid 1980s, as well as many other expeditions.

Zane Peneze

Scriptwriter for the documentary

Journalist and film director, graduate of Documentary Studies at the New Scool in New York; co-­author of two documentaries about Afghanistan, reported from war zones, most recently Syria.

Miks Valers

Tweeter, instagrammer and social networker

A professional translator and a copywriter by calling. The handyman of the crew.

Liene Jurgelane

Project Manager

Educator. Project manager. Co-founder and member of board at kusT. Education about the important.

Kaspars Cirsis


A professional cameraman, participated in filming several award­‐winning short films and international film projects.