This Minecraft tutorial explains the Frozen River biome 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 Frozen River biome in Minecraft.


In Minecraft, the Frozen River is a biome in the Overworld. It is known for its winding rivers that are mostly covered in ice. This biome is usually found on the edge of a Snowy Plains biome.

Let’s explore the characteristics of the Frozen River biome.


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


There are no trees in the Frozen River biome.


The vegetation found in the Frozen River biome consists of seagrass growing in the water:

Item Description


In this biome, you will find blocks such as ice, sand, and dirt:

Item Description

Other Standard Blocks

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


In the Frozen River biome, you can find wildlife such as salmon swimming in the water:

Overworld Mobs that Spawn at Night

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

Biome ID for Frozen River

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, the Frozen River biome has the following Minecraft ID values:

Minecraft ID Version
minecraft:frozen_river 1.16 – 1.19.2

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.

Frozen River Seeds

You can use a seed to create a world where you spawn in a Frozen River biome:

Frozen River Seeds (Java Edition)

Frozen River Seeds (Bedrock Edition)

Other Biome Tutorials

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