The Galena Mountains (or simply the Galenas) is a range of mountains that forms a natural border around Vaasa in Northeast Faerûn. The range is about 250 miles (402km) long and not more than about 25 miles (40km) wide, forming a ring around Vaasa from the west to the east in an anti-clockwise direction. The range is extremely jagged and permanently topped with ice and snow. It is inhabited by many goblinoids and giants.
The mountains are rich in bloodstone, iron and silver. Despite the danger from their hostile inhabitants, people come to the mountains in the hope of mining their way to riches, especially the dwarves, who have set up the Bloodstone Mines, Hillsfar Hall and Ironspur in the area in order to cultivate the ores. There is an ever-present danger of tunnelling into the Underdark beneath the mountains and unleashing the evil creatures within.
Due to the extremely impassable terrain that constitutes the majority of the mountain range, Bloodstone Pass is the only realistic crossing point for humanoids, and leads east into neighbouring Damara.
The Galena Snake is a winding river that flows down the mountain range. Its origin is near to the eastern edge of the range, close to Justin's Mine, and it flows south through Kinbrace before turning southeast and joining the Icelace River. There is a meltwater surge every spring but it is otherwise unnavigable.