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Among the more challenging places I explored in Iceland were the incredibly gorgeous blue water cascades of Brúarfoss. I was drawn to the area from pictures I'd seen but was also pretty discouraged by the difficulty I'd heard I'd run into in just finding it. In-fact, I removed it from my planned list of places to go at one point... and boy am I glad I put it back on!

When I first found it, I understood why people had such a hard time getting there. Two of the routes go through a neighborhood with gated entrances while the other one is a less direct route but fortunately has no gate (when I was there in March, 2014). I headed into the neighborhood without the gate and eventually found the closest parking spot to a walking bridge (which is a big clue on the waterfall's location). After I parked, I was concerned that the route to the walking bridge would mean I'd have to hop over a fence to get there. And with inquisitive neighbors watching from their vehicles, I decided to show some patience and continue looking around. At one point, I doubled back and passed one of the neighbors who asked what I was looking for...

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