Before you have the notion that you're going to freeze in Antarctica, think again. People wouldn't have thought that there is human life on Antarctica. All that's seen in the media are penguins and landscapes, and this article with reports from Yahoo Travel will make you rethink your notions regarding Antarctica. Here's what visitors can do in this icy country

Go Shopping

Port Lockroy provides the most extensive shopping experience, with a large gift boutique full of Antarctica and base souvenirs. Port Lockroy conducts penguin research and was one of the only bases that employed women; young British women actually volunteer to work there year-round to conduct research on penguins.

Get a Passport Stamp

Most bases also offer a way to permanently record your visit to Antarctica. Each had a passport stamp, typically with a cute penguin and the base name on it. Since Antarctica doesn't really belong to any country - and therefore no customs or immigration processing is required - this is a nice way to get your passport stamped.

Join an Open House

Check out living quarters and be amazed by flat-screen TVs, big dining room tables, leather couches, and a Christmas tree - all year round.

Visit a Few Museums

Antarctica is full of fascinating history, and nothing is more fascinating to me than how people actually lived in Antarctica years ago. Luckily, there are a few museums that give you a glimpse into what life was like in this remote area. The most extensive was Port Lockroy's museum, which had all of the old rooms set up and re-created as they used to be, including a plethora of old, rusty, canned food that had been rationed but never used. The bedrooms and workrooms were true to history, complete with paintings of girlie pinups.

Hit the Bars

Yes, that's right, you can even drink at a bar in Antarctica. At the Ukrainian Verdansky research base, you can throw back vodka shots and play bar games.