The Tourist Information arranges hiking trips to a beautiful place in the mountains near Akraberg, which is called Blæðing. There is a lot of white rocks in the area, and somewhere in between all these rocks is the Cave of Caspar, which in Faroese is called Kasparshola. The cave is named after a man from Sumba, named Kaspar. He and his brother stole some sheep and got caught. This happened in the 18th century. They were brought to Tórshavn and Kasper got the death penalty. But they managed to escape the prison and stole a rowing boat in the middle of the night. They were rowing all the way back to their native island, but they had to hide for the authorities. They choose to hide in the cave, which now is called Kasparshola. They lived there for several months, but finally they were found and brought back to the prison in Torshavn and later they were brought to Denmark to be in prison there.
If you wish to participate one of these guided hiking trips to the Cave of Kasper, please contact the Tourist Information by calling +298 733090 or by sending mail to: email@example.com. The guide for the bird trip is Aksel Poulsen from Sumba; he is a bird enthusiast and will tell us about the birds in the area. You are welcome to bring a binocular with you to watch the birds. Aksel has a collection of more than 100 stuffed birds in his home and butterflies. Aksel will of course also tell you all about Kaspar and his brother Sjúrður. Hiking trips to Kasparshola (The Cave of Casper) can also be done with another guide, Aksal's brother Gudmund Poulsen.
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