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Snowy Tundra in Minecraft

This Minecraft tutorial explains the Snowy Tundra biome (also referred to as the Ice Plains) with screenshots.

In Minecraft, you will spawn into worlds with unique weather, animals, and plants. These regions are known as biomes. Let's explore the Snowy Tundra biome in Minecraft.


In Minecraft, the Snowy Tundra is a biome in the Overworld. It is relatively flat land with a layer of snow covering the grass. It has lots of streams, lakes, caves, and some wildlife such as polar bears and rabbits.

snowy tundra biome

Let's explore the characteristics of the Snowy Tundra biome.


The weather in the Snowy Tundra biome has average precipitation (but instead of rain drops, this biome has snow flakes).


In the Snowy Tundra biome, you will find spruce trees:

spruce tree


The vegetation found in the Plains biome is dandelions and poppies:


In this biome, you will find blocks such as grass blocks, sand, ice, and lapis lazuli ore:

Other Standard Blocks

If you dig down far enough in the Snowy Tundra biome, you will find the standard Minecraft building blocks such as stone, coal ore, iron ore, gold ore, diamond ore, redstone ore:

stonecoal oreiron oregold orediamond oreredstone ore


In the Plains biome, there is some wildlife. You will find polar bears and rabbits.

polar bearrabbit

Overworld Mobs that Spawn at Night

You will still find the usual Overworld mobs that spawn at night in the Plains biome, such as creepers, endermen, skeletons, spiders, witches and zombies:



If you look carefully in the Snowy Tundra biome, you will sometimes find a village like the one below:

village in snowy tundra biome

Inside this village, you will find a group of small buildings where villagers naturally spawn. You can trade with these villagers to get rare items. Because this type of village is in a snow biome, you generally will not find any gardens to harvest if the entire village is covered in snow.


If you look carefully in the Snowy Tundra biome, you will sometimes find a rare igloo like the one below:


An igloo is a house made out of blocks of snow. Inside the igloo, you will find a bed, a crafting table, a furnace and a redstone torch.

inside of igloo

If you are very lucky, some igloos (not all) have a secret basement. Learn more about igloos and how to discover all of their hidden secrets.

igloo basement

Biome ID for Snowy Tundra

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, the Snowy Tundra biome has the following Minecraft ID values:

Minecraft IDDimensionPlatformVersion(s)
minecraft:snowy_tundraOverworldJava Edition (PC/Mac) Java Edition (PC/Mac) -

See a complete list of Biome IDs that is interactive and searchable.


  • Minecraft ID is the biome's Internal ID that is used in game commands such as /locatebiome command.
  • Dimension is the dimension that the biome can be found (such as the Overworld, Nether, or End).
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID is valid for.

Snowy Tundra Seeds

You can use a seed to create a world where you spawn in a Snowy Tundra biome:

Other Biome Tutorials

Overworld Biomes

Nether Biomes

End Biomes


Top 5 Minecraft seeds to explore this winter

Minecraft's level generation algorithm has really outdone itself this time, with these breathtaking winter themed Minecraft seeds.

Much of the world is soon going to be graced with colder weather and snow, due to the transition into winter months. This means bundling up with more clothing, drinking more tea, and staying inside where it is warm.

For gamers, this is sometimes an absolute dream come true. What's better than a legitimate excuse to stay inside and play more video games?

In honor of the coming of winter, this article will be showcasing five of the most beautiful winter Minecraft seeds, that players need to explore for themselves.

Top 5 Minecraft seeds to explore this weekend

#5 Snowy Igloo Village

Image via Minecraft & Chill/YouTube

Instead of having a regular roof like everyone else, this villager decided to have an entire igloo instead. Surrounded by snow filled trees, players will be able to find a small village. However, one of these houses got quite creative in the architecture and generation department, as two different structures spawned merged together.

This peculiar generation is not something that Minecraft players will stumble across everyday. Finding gems like this is what makes Minecraft seed hunting so rewarding and exciting.


Platform: Bedrock

#4 Jungle Snow Village

Image via Minecraft & Chill/YouTube

From a brief glance, this Minecraft seed does not look like anything especial. There is just a plain zombie village inside of a snow biome.

However, players who spawn into the world and look around, will find that this biome is overlapping with a jungle biome. This has created essentially a snowy jungle, an entirely new type of biome!

Furthermore, there is a jungle temple for players to pillage for riches, and an entire sea of ice spikes for a player to explore a few moments away. This Minecraft seed serves as a reminder to never just judge a book by it's cover.


Platform: Bedrock

#3 Hot vs Cold

Image via Minecraft & Chill/YouTube

It looks like Snow Miser and Heat Miser are fighting for control of the land in this Minecraft seed. Who knows what is going on with Mother Nature in this one, but what is clear is that this is a pretty incredible find.

The landscape is extremely picturesque, with polar opposite clashing biomes, right on top of one another. A creative builder could really have a field day with this Minecraft seed.


Platform: Bedrock

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#2 Picturesque Winter Wonderland

Image via Minecraft & Chill/YouTube

This Minecraft seed would be perfect for players who are looking to start on a new survival adventure this winter. The biome setting is ideal for the current climate and matches the overall theme for this fantasy journey.

There is a village that is only a few moments walk from where the player spawns into the game. As always, this is a perfect place for players to gear up with some initial resources, food, and equipment.


Platform: Bedrock

#1 Fantasy Inspired Forest

Image via Minecraft & Chill/YouTube

Now this seed is what many people imagine, when they think of a storybook forest during the winter. The world in this Minecraft seed perfectly matches the theme of winter. This is a snow filled forest, along with iced over rivers and tall pillars of ice scattered throughout the biome.

This seed would serve as perfect canvas for an artisan builder to sculpt into their vision, or the perfect setting for a new survival adventure.

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Platform: Bedrock

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Minecraft: 7 Things You Didn&#;t Know You Could Do In The Snowy Tundra

One of the many biomes in Minecraft is the snowy tundra, which is a somewhat rare spawn to get when starting a new world. While taigas and snowy taiga biomes make up the most common cold biomes in the game, the snowy tundra is an arid, cold and unforgiving place to spawn into and try to survive. In many ways, it's the cold version of the desert biome.

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However, the snowy tundra is also unique due to some of its features. It has some cool sub-biomes that are even rarer than the snowy tundra itself, and some of the mobs that spawn within the biome are very difficult to find anywhere else. If you're looking to survive in this treeless, cold wasteland, here's what you can still do to make your gameplay more exciting.

7 Find More Rabbits Than Usual

Rabbits are a fairly uncommon type of mob. They're definitely difficult to catch by, and as a source of food, they're not the best — unless turned into a hearty rabbit stew, of course. Rabbits are most commonly found in the desert biome and in some forest biome variants, as well as snowy tundras.

White rabbits in particular are pretty common in snowy tundras and are really the only source of food around since other passive mobs typically don't spawn there. If you're looking to farm rabbits, this is the biome to go to.

6 See Polar Bears

Polar bears are another passive mob type that's incredibly difficult to find if you don't happen to spawn in the right biome. Icebergs and frozen oceans will usually have polar bears spawn, but they can also appear commonly in the snowy tundra and all of its sub-biomes.

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Polar bears don't have a specific utility in the game and are mainly just there for looks. They can't be bred, and killing them will only sometimes yield some raw fish for the player. It's best to simply admire these creatures from afar.

5 Discover Ice And Snow Villages

The least common type of village has to be the ice and snow villages, where some of the houses are made entirely out of snow or ice. These villages can spawn into snowy tundra or any of its sub-biomes and are quite an impressive sight to look at.

Given how few resources are available in snowy tundra, finding a village like this is pretty much a jackpot. There's food, shelter, and a farm that's already properly set up for the biome in question. You can even trade with villagers for better foods. Pillager outposts also have a chance to spawn in this tundra biome, so it's perfectly possible to have a raid.

4 Mine Blue Ice

Blue ice is the most slippery block in Minecraft, more so than regular ice and packed ice. For players looking to build any ice roads that can be used with boats, finding blue ice is a top priority. Previously, the only place to find blue ice was actually in a snowy tundra sub-biome.

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The ice spike biome is an ideal place to find some blue ice. It needs to be mined with a Silk Touch pickaxe in order to properly drop. Luckily, this rare type of ice can be found in frozen ocean biomes as well, so finding these rare ice spike biomes isn't a necessity anymore.

3 Still Farm Crops

One of the major challenges of living in a snowy tundra biome actually surviving. There are few trees around, close to no passive mobs that can be turned into food, and the grass is sparse in the best of cases. Moreover, setting up a farm in a biome where water turns into ice is a major challenge.

While crops can still grow without water through the dry farming mechanic, a better idea is to place a slab or a lily pad on top of a water block to prevent it from turning into ice. With proper lighting thrown in the mix, farming should become a piece of cake despite the snow and cold.

2 Find Igloos

Igloos are a special type of mini-dungeon found exclusively in snowy tundra biomes. They're fantastic first-time and temporary shelters that already have a bed, a crafting table, and a furnace. The redstone torch is there to prevent the ice on the igloo from melting, hence the low light.

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If you're lucky, a surprise might wait for you under the carpeted floor of an igloo. A trap door with a ladder underneath should take you down to the igloo basement with a chest, a brewing stand, and a villager, as well as a zombie villager. Using the potion in the brewing stand and the golden apple, you can cure the zombie villager and unlock one of the major in-game achievements.

1 Encounter Strays

Snowy tundras also have unique enemies similar to the Husk zombies found in deserts. The strays are skeleton variants that make a slightly distorted skeleton sound and wear torn clothes on their bones. Just like skeletons, they attack with a bow and arrow, but their arrows will inflict the Slowness status effect for 30 seconds.

When slain, Strays have a chance of dropping one of their special Slowness arrows, which you can then use as ammunition with your bow or crossbow. Special arrows can even be placed inside dispensers when making traps.

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Snowy Biomes in Minecraft: Everything players needs to know

Each Minecraft biome is slightly different and unique in its own way. Today's theme is the snowy biome in Minecraft.

There are three major snowy biomes in the game, including the snowy tundra, snowy mountains, and ice spikes biomes. Many different species of animals live in these biomes as well as snowy villagers. Here is everything a player would ever need to know about Minecraft's chilliest regions.

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Snowy Biomes in Minecraft

History lesson

In the original days of Minecraft, there was only one snowy variation. It was just a simple snow tundra called the ice plains. It wasn't until update that the developers added the three main variants players know and love today.

Animals and mobs of the ice lands

Polar bears (Image via YouTube)

Players looking to explore the ice lands of Minecraft will be met with some of Minecraft's rarer mobs like polar bears and rabbits. This can make the snowy biomes very difficult for new players to spawn in since they often lack natural resources like wood and food.

If a village generates in the snowy biomes, then the usual Minecraft animals such as sheep, pigs, cows, and chicken will spawn.

Skeletons will spawn in the snowy biomes, so players should practice caution when roaming around at night. If a snowstorm occurs, this can decrease visibility further in the snow biomes, so players should be careful when they enter these biomes without ample protection and resources.


Ice igloo (Image via Reddit)

Villages naturally generate in the snowy tundra variant of the snowy biomes. These villages will spawn with snow-themed building styles, and possibly an igloo or two. As mentioned above, the usual animal mobs will spawn near and inside of these snowy villages.

The three variants

Snowy Tundra

Snowy tundra (Image via planetminecraft)

The snowy tundra biome variant is the most classic snow biome in Minecraft. This is the most common snowy variant as well. It's common for naturally generated structures like villages to spawn here, as well as a few scattered spruce trees.

Players who enjoy Minecraft Bedrock Edition would be pleased to know that the only hostile mobs spawning in this variant are the stray and skeleton, making this variant relatively safe for a night exploring. This, however, excludes raiders and underground mob spawners.

Snowy Mountains

Snowy mountains biome (Image via YouTube)

This biome variant has smooth rolling snowy hills. These are often a bit smoother than the other hills biomes in Minecraft, and caves will often spawn on the sides of these mountains.

Mobs and animals are generally the same in the snowy mountains as in the snowy tundra, although no naturally generated villages will spawn in this variant.

Ice Spikes

Minecraft ice spikes (Image via amino)

The ice spikes are the rarest of snowy biome variants. The grass blocks found in other snowy biome variants are replaced with snow blocks. What makes this biome variant so special is that its packed ice spikes that shoot up from the ground. These can only be found in the ice spikes biome variant.

Short spikes can be about 15 blocks tall and are much more common than tall spikes. Tall spikes can be around 50 blocks tall and are very rare, since it's rare for the biome to generate in the first place.

The hills and plains in the ice spikes are much more erratic than any other snowy variant, and no trees will spawn here either.

No villages will spawn here, however polar bears, rabbits, and strays can still be encountered.

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A few fun facts

  • Before the Aquatic Update, ice spikes were the only biome where players could find packed ice in the game.
  • Snow layers will still form on top of snow blocks. This just makes the blocks seem extra tall.

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It has been suggested that this page be split into Snowy Mountains.&#;[discuss]

If this split may potentially be controversial, do not split until a consensus has been reached.
Reason:this biome will be removed in , and as such should be given a separate article as to not conflate historical information with current information

Not to be confused with Snowy Taiga.

The snowy tundra or snowy plains&#;[upcoming:JE &#;& BE ] is an uncommon snowy and icy biome, typically generating near other snowy or cold biomes such as the snowy taiga. The biome family has a total of three individual variant biomes.


The tundra is vast and covered with snow layers, which are often stacked in Bedrock Edition. Spruce trees, tall grass, dandelions, and poppies generate infrequently, breaking the snow layers. The exposed grass and leaves take an aqua tone. Lakes generate more or less frequently, though freeze over soon after generation due to the temperature if not exposed to light; thus, any sugar cane that generates alongside these lakes uproot themselves shortly after. In the rare ice spikes variant, packed ice generates naturally. Lava lakes that generate within the tundra melt the snow layers around them.

River biomes that cut through tundra are partially frozen, if not fully frozen in the case of the variant frozen river biome.

Like in snowy taigas, igloos are found. They are difficult to spot in the tundra, due to the snow blocks camouflaging among the snow layers. Villages that generate in the tundra are made of spruce wood, snow blocks, blue ice and packed ice. Unique to the tundra, along with frozen rivers, frozen oceans, and ice spikes, are polar bears and strays, the latter a variant of the skeleton, that shoot arrows of Slowness.

Survival in the tundra is quite difficult due to the sparseness of the biome and the lack of animals; only polar bears and rabbits may naturally spawn here, though cows, sheep, pigs and horses may spawn as part of villages. Infrequent spruce trees are the only natural source of wood in this biome, and maintaining water sources can be tough due to water in this biome freezing into ice, if it is not protected by light or a roof. Strays often spawning in place of skeletons can make dealing with hostile mobs even more difficult, due to their slowness arrows, and aggravating polar bears, or even coming near one, if accompanied by cubs, can lead to fatal consequences if unprepared. However, the tundra can be valuable to late-game players due to the occurrence of ice spikes towers generating in the Ice Spikes variant that can be used for a base. As the tundra is a snowy biome, it snows rather than rains, so lightning never strikes in these biomes.


There are a total of three snowy tundra biome variants.

Snowy Tundra[]

Snowy Tundra.png

This is the standard and most abundant snowy tundra variant. It features characteristically flat snow-covered plains and sparsely scattered spruce trees, with the occasional igloos, villages, and pillager outposts. Polar bears, rabbits and strays are able to spawn here. In Bedrock Edition, no hostile mobs other than strays and skeletons can naturally spawn here, excluding spawners and raids. As strays can only spawn on surfaces exposed to sky, it leaves caves underneath devoid of hostile mobs other than those spawned by spawners, and slimes.

In Java Edition&#;:

  1. ↑80% of spawned rabbits are white and 20% are black and white.
  2. ↑Spawn attempt succeeds only in slime chunks.

In Bedrock Edition&#;:

  1. ↑Spawn attempt succeeds only in slime chunks.
  2. ↑80% of spawned rabbits are white and 20% are black and white.

Snowy Mountains[]

Snowy Mountains.png

These hills are no taller than most other hill biomes in the game, despite the name 'mountains'. No structures generate in this biome, though polar bears, rabbits and strays still spawn. Caves frequently generate on the sides of the mountains. In Bedrock Edition, no hostile mobs other than strays and skeletons may naturally spawn here.

Snowy mountains use the same mob spawning chances as snowy tundras.

Ice Spikes[]

See also: Ice Spikes/Structure

Ice Spikes.png

This rare variant features large numbers of packed ice spikes across its landscape. Additionally, all grass blocks are replaced with snow blocks, and glaciers of packed ice generate as well instead of lakes. The spikes come in two sizes: a short, wide spike, and a tall, thin spike. The short spikes generate more often than the tall spikes. Short spikes are about 15 blocks tall, while tall spikes can be over 50 blocks tall. Prior to the Update Aquatic, this biome was the only source of packed ice in the game. No buildings may generate in this biome, though polar bears, rabbits and strays still spawn.

In addition to the ice spikes, the terrain in this biome is more erratic and taller than the snowy mountains, comparable to the mountains. Trees do not generate in this variant either. Snow layers still form atop the snow blocks, making them seem taller than they actually are.

In Java Edition, ice spikes use the same mob spawning chances as snowy tundras.

In Bedrock Edition, ice spikes use the same mob spawning chances as snowy tundras for passive categories. As for the others:

  1. ↑Spawn attempt succeeds only in slime chunks.

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameResource locationTranslation key
Snowy Tundra
Snowy Mountains
Ice Spikes

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID
[No displayed name]
[No displayed name]
[No displayed name]


Java Edition Alpha
vAdded Winter Mode.
Maps now have a snowy or grassy theme randomly determined when creating the world.
vpreviewAdded biomes, including tundras and frozen deserts.
Java Edition Beta
Pre-releaseBiomes have now recieved an overhaul, removing the tundra. See here for more details.
Java Edition
September 15, Notch teased a screenshot of what he called "snow biomes".[1][2]
Beta PrereleaseTundras have been re-added.
Tundras have been renamed to ice plains.
13w36aAn ice plains spikes variant has been added, along with many other biomes.
15w43aAdded igloos, which now generate in ice plains and cold taigas.
16w20aPolar bears and strays have now added; both now spawn in ice plains and variants.
Ice plains, ice plains spikes and ice mountains no longer spawn most passive mobs.
18w19aRenamed Ice Plains to Snowy Tundra.
Renamed Ice Mountains to Snowy Mountains.
Renamed Ice Plains Spikes to Ice Spikes.
pre5Changed the ID to .
Changed the ID to .
Changed the ID to .
18w49aVillages can now spawn in snowy tundras.
Upcoming Java Edition
Experimental Snapshot 1Snowy mountain and ice spike biomes no longer generate.
experimental snapshot 2Ice spike biomes generate once again.
21w40a"Snowy Tundra" has been renamed to "Snowy Plains".
The ID has been changed to .
The snowy mountain biome has been removed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
vAdded biomes, which includes snowy tundras.
vbuild 1Added the ice spike biome and many other biomes.
vbuild 1Added rabbits, which can now spawn in snowy tundra biomes.
vbuild 1Chickens, cows, pigs and sheep now rarely spawn in snowy tundras.
vbuild 1Added strays, which can now spawn in snowy tundra biomes and variants.
Villages can now generate in snowy tundra biomes.
Pocket Edition
alpha Added igloos, which can now generate in snowy tundras.
Added polar bears, which can now spawn in snowy tundra biomes and variants.
Bedrock Edition
?Chickens, cows, sheep, and pigs no longer spawn in snowy tundra biomes and variants.
Zombies, creepers, spiders, endermen, and witches no longer spawn in snowy tundra and snowy mountains biomes.
beta Added pillager outposts, which can generate in snowy tundra biomes.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU1 Patch 1Added the ice plains biome, along with changes to many other biomes.
TU7Tundras have been re-added.
Tundras have been renamed to ice plains.
TU43CU33 Patch 13Added igloos and polar bears, which are both features of ice plains.
TU46CU36 Patch 15Added strays, which can now spawn in ice plains.
Added pillager outposts, which can generate in snowy tundra biomes.
  • The image teased by Notch of snowy biomes.


  • An igloo on the shore of a frozen lake, with some polar bears.

  • A pumpkin patch in the tundra. Ice Spikes and Snowy Taiga Mountains biomes can be seen in the distance.

  • A Snowy Mountains biome that generated as a single overhang.

  • Another view of ice spikes.

  • Ice spikes that generate under overhangs can create "icefalls", such as this.

  • An Ice Plains biome in Beta after it was re-added for the new world generator.

  • Small patch of snowy mountains.

  • Snowy Tundra village reaching to the neighbouring savanna. There is also a ruined portal nearby.

  • Jungle edge and snowy tundra generated next to each other.

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