Every world in Valheim is different from one another, generated procedurally from a starting seed. But not all worlds are created equal, as you'll soon discover.
Find the perfect home for your new adventures with our list of the best Valheim seeds we've found, covering everything from safety to danger, from Swamps to Mountains, and much more besides.
Best Valheim seeds list
So, what are Valheim seeds? Like many survival and exploration-based games, Valheim makes use of procedural generation to create different worlds every time you start a new game. The world is determined by your "seed", which is a string of characters you can enter when you create a new world (if left alone, the game randomly generates a seed to create the world with).
Below you'll find various different Valheim seeds, each of which offer a completely unique experience. To use a seed, just copy the "Seed" text of the world you want, and paste it into the seed input field just below your world name when creating a new world.
Here's our list of the best Valheim seeds we've found:
- #1: Safe Starting Island with nearby Bosses
- #2: All five Bosses nearby
- #3: Early Trader spawn
- #4: Massive Swamp and Bosses
- #5: Twin Mountains
- #6: Southern Swamp
- #7: Follow The Path North
- #8: Giant Winding Island
- #9: Giant Mountain Range
- #10: Limited Starting Island
Note: all maps were taken from the Valheim World Generator online tool created by "wd40bomber7". I've included links to the tool below for each seed so you can check out each one in more detail.
#1: Safe Starting Island with nearby bosses
Newcomers to Valheim will find this relatively safe starting seed quite welcome. A large Meadows biome gives you plenty of room to build and explore, but with such a large starting island you'll still come across Swamps, Mountains, and Black Forests with enough exploring - and you'll find that the Elder and Bonemass bosses aren't too far away.
#2: All five Bosses nearby
These are dangerous lands filled with Mountains, Swamps, and Plains - but it's well worth it. You can find every boss in the game on nearby islands, as well as a plethora of Trader spawn spots to choose from.
#3: Early Trader spawn
Beginning your journey next to a gigantic lake is a lovely way to start, and you'll also find plenty of building space near spawn here. The seed also provides you with a forbidding Mountain to the south, alongside a gigantic Black Forest biome to get lost inside. And, perhaps best of all, Haldor the Trader can be found on the southernmost tip of the island.
#4: Massive Swamp & Bosses
Everything you need is to the west in this Valheim seed. Across the lake you'll find a Trader startlingly near spawn. Next up is a massive swamp filled with Sunken Crypts for mining Iron; and across the water to the south-west you'll find the Elder, Bonemass, and Moder ripe for the slaughtering.
#5: Twin Mountains
This Valheim seed is one of the best I've seen for PvP potential. Two islands dominate the centre of the map, and each island is dominated by a gigantic snow-capped Mountain. Imagine what it'd be like to have two mountain-based teams warring against one another on this challenging seed.
#6: Southern Swamp
The starting island of this seed is pockmarked by three giant lakes. The Elder is fairly nearby, and a gigantic swamp filled with Iron can be found a short swim to the south-east of the island.
#7: Follow The Path North
I recommend you do just what the title says with this seed: follow the path north. This island winds its way upwards and leads you to a spectacular triple-combo of Plains, Mountains, and Swamps ripe for the conquering. You'll also find Bonemass waiting for you there.
#8: Giant Winding Island
Another particularly winding and snaking island will become your home if you pick this starting seed. You'll start right next to the coast and a river, for easy access to Flint and Neck Meat. Bosses one to three are found on this starting island alone, so you won't need to travel far for a long time.
#9: Giant Mountain Range
This Valheim seed generates a strangely linear island that stabs down to the south-east where you'll find both Moder and Yagluth at the bottom. Following the island down you'll find a gigantic mountain range that spans nearly half the island, towering over nearby Swampland.
#10: Limited Starting Island
For those after a more languorous journey, this seed plonks you down on a fairly small starting island, with just Meadow, Black Forest, and Mountains to keep you company. You'll be forced to embrace the Viking ways and sail the open seas if you want to find the rarer biomes. At least Haldor the Trader isn't too terribly far away.
That's as good a point as any to wrap up this Valheim seeds list. While you're here, you may want to learn more about what each world has to offer by consulting our Valheim map and biomes guide.