This Minecraft seed (tested in the 1.8.0 update and in 1.7.10) gets the game going from spawn in an ice plain that is adjacent to a large ice plain spikes biome! To get to the ice spikes travel west from the spawn point. You can’t miss them – they’re on the opposite shore of the frozen river.
Animals are sparse, but there are trees to get life started if you’re playing survival. We were surprised to see flowers on the ice plain as well as random sprouts of sugarcane. As far as ore goes, straight underneath the spawn point, just above bedrock there is a good grouping of redstone and coal.
Minecraft Seed: -479955565
Seed Verified with Version: 1.8.0, 1.7.10*
Minecraft In-Game Screenshots
* In the 1.7.10 version you will find the ice plain spikes in the same location. The landscape does look slightly different.