We had a hot chocolate at the lodge, and seriously considered spending the day skiing. I said at the time that although it would be fun, I wouldn't be disappointed if we chose not to ski. We decided to press onward (since we only had a limited number of days left) and ended up spending our spare day in Stykkishólmur instead.
However, I now think it would have been awesome to go skiing in Iceland. It was a gorgeous day (see above), not too cold, we had enough time, and Akureyri is a charming little town with an excellent hot pool. And all the red traffic lights in Akureyri are heart-shaped!
At night, you could also see lights across the fjord Eyjafjörður that form a huge red heart. We didn't spend much time there, but I think Akureyri was one of my favourite places in Iceland.