It’s rare that anything is free these days and, usually, those that are – are generally worthless, which is why Opera VPN is such a surprise! With VPN service providers prolife rating at a rapid rate, it is difficult to stay on top of which is the best value for money and, while Opera VPN can’t compete with the big boys, they still give it horns. Mullvad is also a fan of horns, with their interface dominated by a cartoon Viking, which makes it fun, unlike PIA VPN whose interface is so simple it’s almost blank. The difference with PIA is that simple is smart and behind that blank screen there is a vast pool of sophisticated features. One of Mullvad’s advantages is its location – Swedish lack of censorship and the fact that the European Union Data Retention Directive does not apply to them gives Mullvad a head-start over rivals in the EU or USA.