Top critical review
Good to get an overview, not good for detailed planning
on 17 June 2014
To plan a roadtrip on Iceland (August 2014) I bought two small guidebooks:
- Marco Polo "Iceland" - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/3829707150
- DK "Top 10 Iceland" - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1405369922
In a way they are complementary - you can use the DK book to decide roughly which things you want to go and do or see, but when it comes down to planning your road trip you'll really want to use the Marco Polo guide. The latter has a map that is actually useful (the DK map is a joke) at 1:700,000 scale (I still plan to buy a more detailed map book once I'm on Iceland) and there are references to it throughout the book. Also, the descriptions of sights and places are more thorough in the Marco Polo guide than in the DK one.
I rate the Marco Polo guide 4 stars and the DK guide 2 stars.