VPN recommendation for iPhone heading to Europe

Am heading to Europe plane and boat and will be mainly in Portugal. I surf safe safe in the US but would like a recommendation for a free/reasonable VPN during the trip. No gaming use just for looking up touristy stuff etc. Thank you all!

I switched from protonvpn to Mullvad last year and it’s great. It’s not only cheaper, but much more reliable and much less blocked than proton. Interfaces (desktop and mobile) are also much better.

Prepaid 5 euros per month, any number of months, for 5 devices. iOS includes DNS ad/tracking blockers (mostly uses easylist) so it also blocks a fair bit of cruft for all apps.

I see that OpenVPN offers up to three concurrent users on their CloudConnexa™ service for free.)

If you’re technically inclined, you may want to set up your own VPN for free by piggybacking on your existing (home) internet connection. Years ago I downloaded OpenVPN and set it up on a FreeNAS server.

Nowadays many personal routers have VPN servers pre-installed and all you have to do is configure one (or more) of them (and your clients).

For example, my TP-Link AX55 router supports four different protocols:

  1. OpenVPN
  2. PPTP
  3. WireGuard
  4. L2TP/IPSec

Another happy Mullvad VPN user here.