Onion over VPN is a privacy solution where your internet traffic goes through one of our servers, passes through the Onion network, and only then reaches the internet.
Usually, you can access the Onion network only with The Onion Router (Tor) browser. With NordVPN, you don’t need to download a special browser. All you need to do is connect to an Onion over VPN server. Your internet traffic will then be routed through the Onion network — no additional applications required.
(Please note, if you are experiencing any issues accessing the Onion network through your regular browser like Firefox, check out this tutorial on how to enable the function).
Of course, you can also connect to our regular servers and use the Tor browser as usual.
You can read more about the security solution on our dedicated page: Onion over VPN
Tip: Your VPN connection safety depends on your account password too. Don't forget to use a strong password on your account, as it will help you to avoid credential stuffing attacks and will keep your connections safe and uninterrupted.
As generating and remembering strong and secure passwords is not an easy task, we recommend downloading our free password manager — NordPass. It generates secure passwords for you and stores them safely, letting you avoid time-wasting password resets in the future.