If you're searching for a true ski-town experience in Iceland, look no further than Mt. Hlíðarfjall along the Eyjafjörður Fjord. Located just 5 km from the coastal town of Akureyri, early December through late April this area transforms into a haven for skiers and snowboarders, complete with over 20 runs of all difficulties, several lifts, rentals, cafes, a lodge, and even a Fri-Sun transport bus to get you to and from town easily. Single and multiple day passes are priced surprisingly low by Icelandic standards, so the most expensive part of the whole experience may end up being the ride in (even though Akureyri is located on the Ring Road, tricky winter conditions make a domestic flight your most expedient option).
Of course, winter isn't the only time you can enjoy the 1,100 meter-tall Hlíðarfjall. If you're on your way around the country during the summer months, hiking the summit is definitely an option; in fact, this is the first massif that you'll tackle if you're considering attempting the little-known "24 Peak Challenge" that takes place annually in this part of Iceland. Just be sure you do your research and talk with some experienced hikers in Akureyri before you go trying to top Hlíðarfjall sans guide, since the summit is icy and snow covered pretty much year-round. Otherwise, just wait for the snow to start flying and enjoy the slopes.